Boomkat Product Review:
Outstanding dance futurism from El Irreal Veintiuno on Amazondotcom and Siete Catorce’s Subreal label - a haven for new, niche, mutant club music.
Marking his debut on the promising label, Mexico’s El Irreal Veintiuno’s comes hard with a mean hybrid of tribal guarachero and hardcore gabber animated with psychedelic levels of sound design.
Drawing heavily on his personal experience of dances in Mexico, but mediated thru an unavoidable Western lens, the results are infectiously thrilling. ‘Poliformo’ kicks off with a pounding, hip-clocking tribal guarachero pattern eaten away by acidic electronics, while ‘Colapso’ slips from slow and hypnagogic shuffle to pulsing paso doble with reckless and rude style. ‘Yuto Nahua’ then melds tribal guarachero with nagging vocals and rictus gabber kicks, saving something like a Mexican variant of Gabber Modus Operandi for the wild momentum of ‘Apofenia’, and some brilliantly tempo-oblivious madness in the pitching brukout; ‘Ayer en Tlatelolco’.
A big look for fans of owt from Naafi and Príncipe to Xyn Cabal and Rian Treanor styles!