Boomkat Product Review:
FWD-thinking melting pot club inversions from the always-on-point Mexican producer here welding Latin American club forms with UK funky, post dubstep and even SND's dusty glitch experiments.
Marco Gutierrez has carved out a niche completely for himself over the last few years, surfing fluidly between jagged club styles and refusing to stop in one place too long. This latest four tracker is no different, jumping between dance formula from beat to beat, not just track to track. Opener 'Todo' is like T++'s rolling post-dubstep explorations crossed with Crazy Cousinz's xylophone-led snare-heavy UK funky then thrown through the sonic mangle; Gutierrez spikes this with noisy amens and a reggaeton-esque shuffle, flipping thru rhythmic modes like he's searching for a station on a car radio.
'Derretido' sets its sights on techno, with gloomy rolling kicks that eventually build into flutes 'n thumb piano clang, sounding like Konono No.1 on a messy night out at the rave. Our pick though is closer 'Tu', where Guttierez strips things down to a whisper, with hollow, glitchy beats that sound almost like SND's seminal "sndio", before adding distorted breaks and tinpot percussion that ratchets the humidity to eleven. Fans of Amazondotcom, DEBIT or DJ Plead don't you dare sleep.