Leo Perez // 1975 / California [Unrivaled Music]
According to my 15 seconds of extensive artist research, I have found this to say on Leo Perez: “He started playing private parties as a guest DJ at the age of 21, but after a successful year he decided to keep a low profile”. No doubt why I have precisely that to say and very little more. Thankfully, in my little world where I put on music without really knowing anything about it whatsoever, I don’t require an extensive CV trumpeting an artists credentials to like something. Like this I did.
Let us just get something straight, this isn’t music to put on and have your pants cleanly blown off in a moment of shit-the-bed! excitement. Deep House has its own way of surprising you with subtly, creeping into your headphones and unfolding over repeat plays. Take 1975 for example, it feels like what would happen if you got an ancient Disco vinyl, melted it down and reduced it into a thick sticky goo, and then stuck your headphones cable into it to give it a listen. Distinctly dark and blanketed, Disco pew pew”s ping off the murky mechanical dub.
Where 1975 muffled the high end aspect of the audio spectrum to provide the canvass for its dub landscape, California lets the sharper edged sounds back in to play. Its groove working particularly well when a sub-bass bassdrum comes in to emphasis a post-break kick. Very techy, and very much one of those old Tyrant moments that Craig Richards was so adept at digging out.
So, if you manage your expectations, you can have something that will happily sit in your collection, maturing like a fine wine while all others turn to vinegar
Release Date: Out Now