Bufi breaks into Sincopat in a state of grace. The Mexican talent also known as Mateo González released his second album some weeks ago and now he arrives plenty of energy and creativity. His music is the result of a wide spectrum of influences, ranging from early Chicago acid house or Detroit techno, to nu-disco. Now Bufi presents his most carefully treated and detailed House Music into four mystical and brilliant tracks.
For this Remixed EP, we count on maestro Dave Dk who offers a hypnotic super classy re-treatment of ‘El House es tu idioma’. Tel-Aviv man Audio Junkies comes back home to Sincopat with an epic Siempre remix. Newcomer and Mexican talent TYU gives his best with an amazing version of Slowfall, and the own Bufi wanted to be present with a different and indie remix of this eclectic track.
Bufi breaks into Sincopat in a State of grace. The Mexican talent Mateo González released his second album some weeks ago and now he arrives plenty of energy and creativity. His music is the result of a wide spectrum of influences, ranging from early Chicago acid house or Detroit techno, to nu-disco. Today Bufi presents his most carefully treated and detailed House Music into four mystical and brilliant tracks.
‘Siempre’ opens the pack with a fresh vision of a contemporary sound, introducing a clear and remarkable idea with a hypnotic breakdown where you will be the main actor of this Siempre enchantment. As Bufi is not just House music, on ‘CV Smootie’ he goes a step forward entering into a more electronic passage. Eclecticism is a widely used word nowadays, but with Mateo´s music, the concept becomes real.
‘El House Es Tu Idioma’ is a bright and formidable slice of electronica, which counts on probably one of the best and powerful breakdowns till date. As clousure, Bufi adds another drop of eclecticism with ‘Slowfall’, an elegant and clever theme that proves that this Mexican talent has no limits.
The ever-impressing Discotexas imprint is back this November and return with an excellently sculpted 9 track offering alongside Duro from Mexico City’s Bufi, who delivers a breathtaking second long player to his evolving and expanding catalogue.
Bufi aka Mateo González Bufi, is a name known to many across South America and beyond following releases on the likes of La Belle Records, Kitsuné, Electrique Music and his own imprint Duro over the past five years. Add to this remixes for the likes of Little Dragon and Hot Chip and you can see just why Bufi has gained the attention of many including Tensnake and Diplo, with the notable producer returning to Discotexas following his 2014 ‘Salvaje’ EP release on the imprint.
Having expertly merged an unconditional love for synthesizers and drum machines with a classical background, Bufi has gone on to develop an eclectic sound that subtly combines driving techno and slick disco with delicate jazz and classical influences, evidence of which can be found throughout the 9 productions on offer straight out of Mexico City.
The release is kicked off by ‘Apocalipstick’, a low-slung effort that builds from a series of blooming synth leads and hypnotizing vocals, whilst ‘Dan’s Return’ takes a slightly lighter dynamic with its bubbling, acid-tinged lead line met by resonant and deep chords that bring with them a groove that you can’t help but move to.
The three tracks leading up to the middle of the album really showcase the diversity within the producers arsenal, with the smooth, meandering melodies of ‘White Tambourine’ and the playful, yet dark ‘Cosmoattack’ broken up by the well placed ‘Interlude’, with its beat-less structure, subtle nuances and elegant tones resetting and refreshing the mood.
Tracks such as ‘Peaks’ and ‘Manana’ ensure the energy levels remain high, balanced by shuffling percussion, warm tones and wandering arpeggios, before the slightly more reduced ‘New Ground’ reveals a captivating vocal and driving sub bass, yet again showcasing the producers innate ability within the studio. Last up, ‘No Pare’ fuses dynamic techno elements with rich sonics, and rounds out the LP in fine style.
Captivating and absorbing throughout, this album is yet another impressive piece of studio work from one of South America’s finest talents, and joins the list of notable releases to emerge from the Lisbon based Discotexas imprint as we enter into the latter stages of 2016.
Bufi ‘Revelación’ is out on Discotexas / Duro 4th November 2016 both digitally and on Vinyl.
Apocalipstick (feat. Franka Polari)
Dan’s Return (feat. Zimmer)
New Ground (feat. LaloLimón)
Discotexas is now well established as a label and party collective with roots all round Europe. With a keen underground and DIY spirit and support from the likes of Aeroplane, The Magician and the Horse Meat Disco crew they now offer up a new single from London stalwart Jonjo Jury complete with a Bufi remix.
Jonjo has been resident at the iconic Trash and Durr, before starting his own influential night, Hot Boy Dancing Spot, as well as playing in Barcelona, Berlin, New York and Tokyo, and on the Kraftwerk tour closing party at London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall last year. A curator of the Ace Hotel soundtrack in London, Jonjo released official remixes of Crystal Fighters, Is Tropical and Xinobi but this is his first solo track.
‘If You Break It’ is a tumultuous bit of deep dark disco, with raw claps and nice chugging arpeggiated synth lines. The bassline, too, is rugged, and there’s plenty of razzle dazzle and colour in the melodies Jonjo lays down. After a tense first half, robo-vocals and soulful synths break out and elevate the track to another level entirely. It’s a standout track with which to make your debut and it will truly captivate dancefloors.
As well as an instrumental version, remixing the original is Mexican Bufi, who has popped up on labels like this one with his own great solo work as well as on Kitsune, Electrique Music and Tigers on a Leash. His version of the fantastic original is just as compelling despite being paired down to an even deeper, richer groove. His synths and melodies are even more skyward, trippy and psychedelic and it makes for a fine alternative version.
This is a superb debut from Jonjo Jury and Discotexas deserve props, too, for having unearthed this bright new talent. Available for free below.
The Discotexas collective reaches out to a fine selection of remixers to tackle two The Discotexas collective reaches out to a fine selection of remixers to tackle two different tracks by Discotexas co-owner Bruno Cardoso a.k.a. Xinobi from his Puma release. Chosen to rework the material are Mirror People, Malente, Bufi and Moullinex.
Up first, Mirror People who released on labels like Permanent Vacation and Bear Funk as well as Discotexas. His remix of ‘Woods’ is a joyous and colourful one with dancing piano chords, skipping beats and plenty of happy disco dazzle. There’s sufficient jack in the beats to make it a floorfiller without losing any of the musical charm of the rest of the track.
Malente of No Brainer Records then gets dirty on his nice and rough sounding rework of ‘Puma’. He strips it back to a curious melody lead, squelchy percussion and driving bassline that will have dancefloors all marching in happy unison to the locked on drums.
Bufi has also released on this label before now as well as on Kitsune, and his take on ‘Woods’ is a dark, tense thing with a taught bassline, airy vocal stabs and plenty of depth. A stunning breakdown is laced with plenty of tension before the groove lands again and sweeps you off your feet.
Xinobi’s Discotexas partner, Moullinex is a highly acclaimed producer creating many different styles of music and has won fans across the board from NME to Mixmag. His re-work of ‘Puma’ is a stunning, sunny thing that has plenty of wiry synths, funky basslines and organic percussive hooks at its core. Vocal yelps help bring a party starting human element and the whole thing feels warm, humid and inviting.
Each of the four remixers here very much bring their own flavours to the table and breathe plenty of new life into what was already fantastic source material by Xinobi.