BOG014 | 2018-02-23  
Carloscres, whose real name is Carlos Mateu, postures little as an air tight 4/4 kick and syncopated hi-hat introduce the elementary House track. The percussive arrangement quickly bounces along to a deep rubbery bass line, pinning down the extended sweeping pads that stretch across the bars like a mirage. A fervent vocal sample calls in various phases of the same track as it modulates between its parts. Dub-like arpeggios shift the focus midway through the track without losing sight of its perpetual and compulsive groove.

Bogota regular and Canadian Tech-House stalwart Jay Tripwire kicks El Hermano into overdrive with a low slung bass line extenuating the original deepness of the track. Focussing all the energy on the lower end of the track and repurposing the long legato swirls of the original in a staccato motion, Jay Tripwire takes El Hermano from the early evening to peak time with his remix.

Remii departs the furthest from the original, turning the funk up with a wholly unique Electro-House take on the track. The remixer slows it down, beefing up the bass in the process as it swells beneath a 2/4 kick-snare arrangement instead. The harmonic accompaniment takes on a malicious form in Remii's hands, with this new and fairly unknown artist putting his irrevocable stamp on this track and this release.

Little of the original remains on Remii's version before Ivaylo appears and re-introduces the deep bassline that firmed up the foundation of the original. The Bogota boss swaps out kicks for a "Blue Monday" gated reverb over the original and introduces a new melodic hook to the fray. Ivaylo's "Statisk" (Static) remix lives up to its name and like the original prefers a straight forward House arrangement, incorporating much more of Mateu's original parts than Remii did before him.

Never losing sight of the original El Hermano and his remixes only have designs on the dance floor and from Jay Tripwire's Tech arrangements to Remii's funky interpretation, there's a little bit for everybody in the music.
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