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Ecuadorian artist Cristhian Balcazar takes charge of the next Hottrax release in fine style with a sizzling three track offering filled with originality.
As far back as his high school days, Balcazar was playing across South America’s finest clubs. After proving himself at a young age, he moved to New York City and furthered his skills and his sounds, picking up fans like Jamie Jones, Marco Carola and Archie Hamilton, whilst dropping releases on labels like Sagmen, Roush and Material. Here he continues to blend minimal, tech and house into fresh new forms on Jamie Jones’s ever-impressive Hottrax imprint.
The brilliant ‘Buzz’ kicks off with a high speed and intergalactic journey filled with slick synth drama and bumpin’ drums. There is an irresistible crunchiness to the drums and sci-fi style to the vocals that echoes the early magic of Detroit. ‘Turn You’ then twists and turns on more stripped back tech grooves, with crisp hits riding up top next to muted vocals. The bass barrels along and will sweep the floor off its feet. Last of all, the fantastic ‘Panelar’ is the most tripped out of the lot, with corrugated drums and bass, stark hits and acid flashes and more weird vocals all coalescing into a rugged, irresistible groove.
Cristhian Balcazar ‘Buzz EP’ drops on Hottrax on 4th September 2020.
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