Boomkat Product Review:
INVT's latest set of dembow, garage, techno, tribal and dubstep flexes, "LA CHAMBA" is further proof that if you've been swerving these sets you need to pay attention.
Miami duo INVT have been unstoppable recently, with "Ritmo Caliente" and "GAZEBO" making solid links between Latin, US, Caribbean and British club sounds. "LA CHAMBA" continues the theme, offering another spread of dancefloor experiments that tweak the formula without losing the shuffle. When they hit gold, INVT are unstoppable, like on opening track 'P'ALANTE', a lurching dubstep-dembow (demstep?) roller that nods to the N.A.A.F.I. crew, DMZ and Hessle simultaneously. 'HASTA QUE NO PUEDA MAS' kicks the tempo up a little, splicing warehouse drums with speed garage timestretched vocals and Pano bar tech house percussion, and 'PALIZA' gets back to basics, pushing the dembow beat into the forefront again, adding wonky sub bass and robotic cries.
Tracks like 'LUCHA' and 'EL PREMIO' dip into UK funky-adjacent deep house modalities, finding a crossover with tech house but avoiding it's monotonous push. Closing track 'ENSEÑATE' offers us the most interesting hybrid though, submerging expertly cut breaks in narcotic ambience, dub delay and cavernous sonar pinging.