Given that Furious Mandrill is based in Cancun, we were rather surprised to learn that the label has not previously released any edits or original productions by Mexico's most storied disco artist, Hotmood. This rock-solid two-tracker, the eighteenth volume in their Mandrill Cuts edit series, sets the record straight. First up is 'Positive Energy', a gently beefed-up slab of disco-funk heaviness rich in psychedelic organ sounds, bold bass, Afrobeat horns and clipped guitars. Arguably even better is 'Carnaval', a wilder and sweatier revision in which mazy Hammond lines, sharp funk guitar riffs and rising horn lines leap above a weighty, fill-heavy drum track. The edit is certainly accurately titled, as it feels like a bona-fide, carnival-ready party-starter.
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