Artist: Ramiro Lopez
Cat no: ID086
Release Date: Out now
Ramiro Lopez returns to Intec with another 3 track stomper called Truce. After another big summer of strong releases from the acclaimed label, with artists such as Harvey McKay, Victor Calderone and debut album from Joe Brunning. This release does serves up a more floor filler techno for Intec as the season comes to end.
The EP begins with ‘Crusher’ which is an aptly name for it. The low-end is heavy, dark and simple but driving groove is worked alongside a distorted twisted vocal and splashy hats. As the track breaks, some uplifting stabs sounds and main vocal are introduced. As the stabs filtered out kicks back in with aplomb. Absolute rocker of a track simple as. Love the use of effects on the vocal to give a spacey eerie and lead the groove throughout.
‘Steps’ take a slight step back and offers a more bouncy flavour but solid and not too fluffy. Lopez have a vibe and a knack of turning chopped vocals into a percussive like groove. The feel of this is a rolling groover with echoed vocals and swirling pads. A melodic break with some uplifting vocals before returning with the addition of more bell like percussion now leading again.
The final track on the EP ‘Truce’ rounds up yet another solid release from the Spaniard. ‘Truce’ would be filed more along the vibe of ‘Crusher’ with more tough industrial kick and bass. Nice rides and warped melodic pads take the track full into its full essence. The stabs and grumbling bass work fantastic with a the obvious vocal echoed sequence. The breaks throughout the EP and a lot of his music are always spot on and build to the crescendo nicely.
Overall an fantastic EP from both parties and proving to be another successful summer for both Lopez and label.