Cathexis EP by Ramiro Lopez on Suara

Artist: Ramiro Lopez
Title: Cathexis EP
Label: Suara
Catalogue Number: SUARA160
Release Date: Out Now!
Genre: Techno

The latest Suara release welcomes Ramiro Lopez back to the label. He has been present on the label for some time with a number of releases, the most recent being the “Tuna Ice Cream EP”. His latest release on the label is a 3 track EP that is one for the techno fans amongst you.

First up on the EP is “Redone”, and what a way to open an EP. From the off you know this is a track that is designed for peak time dance floor action. Throughout the track Ramiro uses vocal snippets very much in the way Gary Beck does which all helps create this almost old school vibe to a savage techno number. The break filters the beats out nicely, and builds using some wicked delays before you are catapulted back to reality with a savage kick and some luscious white noise. A track filled with a great groove and a relentless energy.

Next up on the release is “Phill”. This track is a little less savage that the opener but still designed for those peak time moments. Again he uses some great female vocal snippets along with an effected up robotic sounding vocal that are used throughout the break to full effect. The track builds much like the last track but this time with some very well placed chords. The cymbal rides in the track keep the energy raised and the groove and stabs will keep you bouncing through the night for sure! Definitely one for those DJs looking for a little funk from their techno.

The final track on the EP is “Hectic Show” which is very much in the same ilc as the opener. Vocal samples are prevalent once again, and the track is filled with some awesome effects during the builds and drops. The kick on the track is thunderous and the groove will certainly wake anyone from the dead! Great peak time stuff again from this man.

If you want full on peak time funky techno numbers you need to buy this EP, simple! 3 great tracks on offer here that will stir any dance floor, and with support from the likes of Mark Knight, Agoria, Karotte, Paco Osuna, Adam Beyer, Kaiserdisco, Monika Kruse, Jay Lumen, and Sam Paganini you know it is going to do the damage required!


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.