Boomkat Product Review:
Young Brazilian producer VHOOR crosses Brazilian and Afro-Latino rhythms with Miami bass and Drexciyan electro on "Baile & Bass".
Notorious in Brazil for working with local rapper FBC and issuing a series of solo instrumentals that highlight the links between Brazilian sounds and those further afield (including "Baile & Vibes" and "Baile & Sauce"), VHOOR impresses again with "Baile & Bass", an electro-fried celebration of Miami bass grooves. There's not much Brazilian funk left here (sadly), but VHOOR's attention to detail and literacy with electro styles is impressive, especially on low 'n slow groovers like 'Chave' and 'Rua de Baixo', that capture the sweet spot between West Coast G-funk and Other People Place-style cybernetic romanticism.
There's sure to be plenty of interest in VHOOR's harder moments though, like the rugged electroid 'Under' and the 808-heavy 'Corre'. Throughout VHOOR shows an ability to memorialize the best moments of Miami bass music (booming 808s, slippery rhythms) without simply repeating the past - his fusion of these sounds with itchy Drexicyan sci-fi is an enjoyable diversion from po-faced contemporary Euro electro.