Boomkat Product Review:
Another completely future wyrd club transmission from Siete Catorce and Amazondotcom's Subreal imprint. Loris wedges Darbuka drums into hi-bpm club dungeon templates to jury rig a hypnotic engine of Latin American and Middle Eastern dance kineticism.
A Mexican artist with Palestinian roots, Loris has found a way to integrate Middle Eastern elements - yaylı tambur, duduk and darbuka - into her boundary-pushing club construxions. Focusing on the unique acoustics of these different instruments, she builds a meticulous soundworld over four tracks, concentrating on sensation and timbre rather than melody, repetition or genre signaling. The low-end 4/4 pressure is omnipresent, but broken, distorted and transported by percussive flourishes that weld together Latin and Middle Eastern club music seamlessly.
It's psychedelic, boundary-warping music, but never loses sight of the dancefloor momentum. Needless to say, if you're into Club Chai's mind-expanding airlock club experimentation or the heavy-duty rhythmic intensity of DJ Plead or DJ Haram, you need "Rastros" in your life immediately.