Is it heavy industrial machinery or the loud noise of a tropical jungle? Do we hear a swarm of exotic insects over our heads or the sound of permanent construction overshadowed by sky-scraping cranes?
This is “Los Muchachos”, the latest release of Sano, from Medellin, Colombia. A strangely swinging 12” with 2 heavy stomping downtempo tracks for those who know and those who want to learn - plus a mesmerizing “interview – remix|” produced by Toulouse, “Salon des Amateurs” resident and member of Kreidler. “Los Muchachos” is a house music short story – both tropical and industrial – about adolescence in Medellin, about kids selling their CD-Rs at undocumented raves, about drawing flyers and stealing
16.09.2016 kisses, testing substances and kicking stones, about bedroom production, about dance and more dreams and adventures of “Los Muchachos” - the kids.
On this fresh EP Sano explores distortion and slowness, beats that are pounding, beats that crawl and make you want to go down to the ground. Slow rhythms, that leave space for basslines and dense, humid atmospheres. “Los Muchachos” is jammed, is full of smoke, is both hot and
minimal and unfolds like this:
A1 – Los Muchachos
The title track is an underground jam of pure dark soul (or also deep punk) from a parallel world, its steadily climbing lines carry the intensity of unknown songs caught on tape when dressing in black was still a statement. Its melancholia though is not romantic and introspective but rhythmical and inevitable, and full of life and passion. It is one of those rare tracks that seem to have been with you since teenage times, although you’re hearing it for the first time, like a disorienting and irresistible déjà-vu.
A2 La Grúa (feat. DJH) B1 La Grúa (Toulouse Low Trax Interview Remix)
“La Grúa§” will appeal to those who have been able to witness one of Sano’s unique dj sets of irresistibly pumping slowness, reflecting exactly these moments when something driven by a walking rhythm and a singl