Clarisses 2014 has been nothing short of consistently impressive, their release roster enjoying regular, lengthy stays at Beatport lodge with plenty of positivity found on the pages of its guestbook, culminating in last release Sheeta, by Harvey & Hunzed and remixed by Mendo, making serious chart indentations. Owing to a tight grip of quality control guaranteeing solidity as well as integral sexiness of groove, its run of success is in safe hands when Kiko and Spencer K, the rulers of Rondo, visit Clarisse Canyon where deeper is always better.
Kiko is Christophe Dallaca, he of the Hot Banana and Signature by Kiko labels and with a release catalogue approaching close to twenty years long including cuts on International Deejay Gigolo and Global Underground. Its a collection almost as old as the emergent Kévin Brottes aka Spencer K aka Lift Butterfly, who resumes a partnership that turned everything to Gold on last years Balearic-to-basement frontrunner for Bla Bla Records, and the tech-n-tribal emissions of the Raw Gaz EP on Bouq.
Rondo, shaped by fervently snippy beats and percussion elongating into a tribal bumper, is one for putting drinks down and getting your glass-holding hands aloft...assuming youre prepared to have your ribs dug by whats an out and out bustle swinging a stopwatch at you. Got the juice? Can you take on the dramatic builds that sweep across, yet disappear back into the sun? A true dancefloor disciplinarian that by the same means could just easily bask in the middle of a Mardi Gras traffic jam.
The remix from fellow French force Oxia him and Kiko go way back from 95s Parametres draws on insistent bass, naggingly magnetic rhythms, percussive ping-pong, and a general air of discrete stylishness and funked up brawn that could undoubtedly keep moving through the week without even thinking about heading to bed. Like its predecessor, its in a party mood but is as quick to shoot you daggers should you dare think about looking for the exit.