David Amo & Julio Navas
3 Days & 3 Nights
Great Stuff Recordings
Spanish house heroes Amo & Navas ride that fine line between big room prowess and cool underground credibility, with their sexy fusion of tribal, tech and house having seen them release on Yoshitoshi, 303lovers, Hotfingers and Black Hole Recordings, remix the likes of Trentemoller and David Guetta and collaborate with D-Nox & Beckers. Back with a brand new EP of original material for Germany's Great Stuff, they are kicking off their 2012 with a bang.
3 Days & 3 Nights is a succinct yet satisfying rolling tribal tech house cut, with subtle layers of organic percussion splattered atop a gnarly analog bass groove, and preacherman vocals bringing another element of humanity to their shoulder-popping style. It's one for lovers of chunky house or sexy techno alike.
Squirt meanwhile provides a flipside whose snappy disco-flavoured percussive groove gives no suggestion of what's to come. Out of nowhere erupts a huge, rasping b-line lead, filling the stereo field with its width and buzzing energy, laying the foundation for a real techno romper stomper. Watch out for that nasty, razor-sharp breakdown; it's intense.
It's left to Ron Costa to inject Squirt with a healthy dose of galloping percussion, pitch-shifting cymbal rides and a focus on teasing that nasty bassline in gradually until it's boiled up to fever pitch. An even filthier journey than the original, making for a great package overall.