Isbel & Alvaro Medina – ALMALTD002 EP (w. Mihai Pol & Rumme remixes) [Alma Records LTD]
Spanish label Alma Records LTD returns with its second pressing from its vinyl-only series with Isbel & Alvaro Medina at the controls alongside Mihai Pol and Rumme on remix duties. Titled “Afterparty Developments EP” or simply ALMALTD002 by the catalogue number, the material delivers a solid minimal techno sound which arrives one week from now in a limited number of copies. Based in Ibiza, the imprint’s first vinyl release back in 2020 featured Isbel & Ildec while its digital division on Bandcamp already counts 11 titles signed by artists like Mike D, Julio Aguilar, Piroin, Enzo Leep, Alffie and Kid Moss.
A few years ago, Isbel joined the group of residents of the well-known brand Game Over in Ibiza, sharing sessions with artists such as Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, tINI, IO Mulen, Burnski, Cassy, Enzo Siragusa, Shonky, Varhat and others. Alvaro Medina is based in Madrid and is well known for his releases with Get Physical, Vatos Locos, Kina Music, Sanity, Bla Bla and Robsoul Recordings. The team properly expands with local producer Mihai Pol settling for a steaming remix and Rumme closing the wax with a proper dancefloor weapon.
Side A opens with “Escani”, a chugging minimalistic and sharp, slow-paced broken beat that triggers solid rumblings through the frequencies while mysterious vocal sequences lead to short yet powerful breakdowns. This solid tech-driven rhythm is elegantly contrasted by A2, “Limonie” which explores deep and melancholic dimensions designed with smooth and funky house-infused textures.
On Side B Mihai Pol rearranges the percussion and the background layers of A1 into a hypnotic and dreamy uptempo journey which receives a strong additional low-end bassline and subtle psychedelic melodies while Rumme strips down A2 from deep house to straight swinging microhouse, concluding the record with style. A highly recommended 12″ right here!
Listen to the snippets and grab your copy of ALMALTD002 at deejay.de.
Artists: Isbel & Alvaro Medina, Mihai Pol, Rumme
Label: Alma Records LTD
Cat. number: ALMALTD002
Release date: 16.03.2021
Words by AndreiB
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