Boomkat Product Review:
It might be a case of imperfect recall, but we're pretty sure we've seen Matias Aguayo enjoy a fag or two in his time. Whatever, this record is something of an event, being his first proper EP since 2009's 99 Seconds on Soul Jazz. 'Dance Machine' is pure party music for the 'floor, with tom-heavy percussion inna old-skool Chi-town style and an irresistible vamping melody that sounds like it's been sprung from a classic Mike Pickering Hac set. Big. 'Comeme Riddim' pays homage to Aguayo's own label and club collective, in a severely stripped, Latin-spiced drum groove just begging to be left nice and long in the mix. The EP's title track finds Aguayo returning to the mirthful avant-pop guise that he's perhaps best known for these days, firing his louche call-and-response vocals across a syncopated carnival rhythm with steel drums n'all. 'Ninos' is probably the one for us, being a raw, highly sexed jack-track built for dancefloor detonation, or perhaps 'Ligado', which comes over like Omar Souleyman's band trying to make house music with only a Kenny Larkin record for reference. Stirring stuff as ever from Senor Aguayo.