Something really great is happening South of the US Border and some of that magic is presented in this release by Roam Recordings alumi Inigo Vontier as he partners with Roman & Castro to present the Ciudad Maldita EP. Mexico meets Chile in this excellent collaboration to bring three sophisticated floor bangers together into one EP. Sau Sau starts the release out with a wicked groove, vocal stabs, and elegant percussion. Smog moves a bit further into techno territory with its driving bass stabs underpinning a dizzying spattering of electronics woven to accentuate the hypnotic rhythm. Callejon offers a bit more left feild vibes with its electro beat under synth infused soundscapes.
Rounding out the EP is an excellent dark and pretty remix from the master Timothy J Fairplay who brings old school vibes with a lofi acid motif.
The Ciudad Maldita EP fits the Roam Recordings moto quite nicely with these four accomplished artists pushing things into left field while keeping true to discerning dance floor.
Artwork by Daniel Roozendaal.