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K.A.M.A. – El Guapo


kama_el_guapo.jpgLabel: InSpinScore: 8/10 

Such is the proliferation and ease of access of decent equipment these days, that much of electronic music’s current appeal lies in unearthing new talents. One such label that’s just cropped up on our radar is the Abu-Dhabi located InSpin imprint, a little known medium for quality-fueled music that’s beginning to make all the right noises thanks to its recent endeavours.

The label welcomes K.A.M.A. to the family for their most recent outing, a brilliant, 3-track EP called El Guapo. whereby the main protagonist unleashes a bona fide tech house gem on the title track. It all starts on a relatively lighthearted, drum-based tip, before soon picking up speed thanks to a series of beguiling bongos and a muffled, spoken-word, Spanish vocal. The big surprise, however, comes when the bassline rears its head – if it’s techno of the type that Desolat put their hand to that you like, then you’re sure to be appeased here.

The Art Level Perspective mix is a more straight-up, funky affair, with its many moments of ambiance ensuring its one that’ll kick up the momentum on the ‘floor, while its undiluted and uncompromising energy levels proving a real treat on the ear. Warped, spliced, enveloping synths then play a pertinent role on the curtain-closer, a remix by Alex Marcu. In all, it’s an offering of many moods, with it likely to raise both a smile and many a hand in the air. Emphatic stuff.


Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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