Markus Homm – Amor Amor
Label: Unike MuzikScore: 7.5/10
Mexico has long been touted in many circles as the ‘next big thing’ when it comes to electronic music, and thanks to the proliferation of labels such as MEXA and Tenampa, the country truly is starting to make its name on the global map like never before. One such label keen on adding their name to that list is Leo Leal’s Unike Muzik imprint, one that maintains a steadfast underground edge that speaks to fans of house music in particular.
The label’s latest release sees German producer Markus Homm take the reigns once more, as he returns for the first time since he eased in proceedings thanks to the excellent ”What Do They Want”. ‘Amor Amor‘ sees him unleash three originals, each one with their own appeal, while it also comes backed with a remix by another house music producer who’s worth his salt, 8bit boss Gorge.
The first track is, expectedly, the title one, and it’s one that’s defined by an underlying dancefloor persona and a tidy knack for getting the listener to tap their feet in unison with the swelling, bulbous bassline. On an EP that’s high on moments of pure, unadulterated euphoric bliss, it’s still the title track that proves the most decisive.
Which, of course, isn’t to say the rest of the package doesn’t impress. ”Pathetic Appeal”, for instance, is a filtered, multilayered house jam of some distinction, while ”Regines” makes use of a series of flickering delay effects and a heads-down vibe that’s sure to slay the floor. The aforementioned Gorge then brings the curtain down on the release, with a vaguely more pumped up version of ”Pathetic Appeal”. ‘Amor Amor‘ is very much a winner for all parties – indeed, what’s not to love?