- Release Date 2012-03-12
- Label Great Stuff Recordings
- Catalog GSR143
Great Stuff Recordings
Spain's finest meets the UK's finest on the latest Great Stuff release, with two house heavyweights colliding for a collaboration that fuses the best of both of their sounds.
Fierce carries all the summery, sexy house sway that we've come to love from the legendary Wally Lopez, while Toolroom Records stalwart Richard Dinsdale lays on plenty of big room sensibility and techy rhythm. Taut bongos meet huge swathes of white noise atop a trademark Lopez tribal groove, with bass and kooky vocals riding the track in perfect unison. If one listen to this doesn't transport you onto the dancefloor at Space, we'll be surprised. Italian hotshot Leon steps up to provide a more subtle remix, predicated on some skippy old skool house beats and the infectious vocal. A twinkling, dreamy breakdown provides the contrast, with sustained, quivering strings bringing the tension.
Switch is cut from a rather different cloth, deeper and more focused than its counterpart. A throbbing tech groove with murky bass chuggs away under heady swathes of pads and hypnotic, pulsating tech stabs, creating a slice of atmospheric, heads-down techno that fans of Christian Smith and the like should dig. Tense, engrossing and very cool indeed. Ismael Rivas aka Riva & Bias Factomania shuffle up the techno flavour on their remix, keeping the feel and colour of the original intact while injecting its beats and rhythm with a more insistent, rolling energy.