Boomkat Product Review:
Portage Garage Sounds cough up a winning screwball from Pablo R. Ruiz, who makes a vinyl début to watch with his waywardly rugged and heavy American house styles comparable to Greg Beato, J. Albert or Funkineven.
Standing out from the crowd thanks to a blend of freehand looseness and curiously discordant synth tones, the Bad Hombre EP pushes the ‘floor in playful and unique ways, entering orbit with the skittish drum patterns and flanging pads of Bad Hombre, then in a masseur sort of raw house jack strewn with strange, unidentifable electronic voices in Portal Escondido.
The feeling that we’re in odd territory is only reinforced by he B-siude’s Crawlin with its warped Detroit-meets-Sheffield chassis and a voice intoning “why you crawling on me”, before the bolshy, brooding bang of El Sueno Capitalista seals the deal with rude finesse.
Sleep and weep on this. Tip!