Iñigo Vontier & Dan Solo – Higher EP
The label itself is also a club, blog and bar based in Marseille and has long been defining the local scene. Between now and October the bulk of the releases the label is working on will have a distinctly sunset beach vibe with scorching summer sounds the main aim until winter returns. Iñigo Vontier & Dan Solo, meanwhile, are big stars in their native Mexico and have hooked up a number of times before now with great results.
The duo’s first offering is ‘Higher’, a go slow and teasing bit of disco house with proud, gravelly synth lines, louche drums and sprinkles of cosmic dust. Eventually filling out with more lush synths and nicely loose percussion it’s the sort of lazy groove that demands to be played on the beach/a terrace/a boat this summer. First to remix is Alvaro Cabana of labels like Flumo. He goes for something that is a little more stripped back and deeper, but it chugs invitingly on a tough bassline that is imbued with plenty of funk.
Deep Disco label boss JKriv then turns in his carnival flecked interpretation. Turbo charged with lots of sunny and tropical synths and tin pot percussive sounds, it’s a nice loose groove that makes you wiggle your behind. Next up, Argentine Heartbeat Revolutions producer Thomass Jackson goes for something darker and shadier. His kinetic late night disco mix is full of naughty energy and machismo and excels as a result.
The other original is ‘Big Bang’, a grinding and mechanical bit of disco funk with machine gun basslines, explosions of cosmic melody and cut up vocal samples that sound like partying robots. Spaniard Los López tackles this one, flipping it into an elastic, bendy bit of analogue disco with thick rasping synth lines and that twist and turn for the duration.
This is a serious package of devastating disco once again from the always-inventive La Dame Noir crew. Get it here.