After a few releases on labels including Sincopat and Tenampa, Valencian DJ/producer Upercent has now teamed up with AMAM for the L'Egoisme EP, four tracks of synthetic yet soulful tech-house, plus two different remixes from fellow Spaniard Javier Orduña.
"Farandoulo" kicks off the EP with an urgent shuffle, evoking a sense of tension as the sinister synth snakes squeal their way out of the dungeon. Then, Javier Orduña - following his own EP for AMAM in March - swoops in and stretches the track like saltwater taffy across a gyroscope, with a melty atmospheric quality thats contrasted by the beats geometric interplay. Then comes the title track: "L'Egoisme" bursts in the room, demanding to be the center of attention as its title would imply. Theres a sense of unpredictability thanks to the playful percussion, on top of which the melody shows off its new dance moves. This ones got a nice haircut, too.
On the second half, we are treated to the unreleting "Life Again", anchored by a chugging groove and strange combinations of chords, arpeggiation and miscellaneous debris swirling around - the break at the halfway point will suck your eardrums into the maelstrom it creates! "Rainy Mood" saunters along for an introspective change of pace, bolstered by techno-pop touches that would tickle Robert Moogs fancy. Finally, Javier Orduña returns once again for another remix of "Farandoulo", this one much rougher, a hungry monster ready to gobble up whatever victims dare to show up on the dancefloor.