Welcome to the 23RD label release for PuzzleProjectsMusic.
Straight off the back of their DJ Mag Spain print and digital feature on the label, PuzzleProjectsMusic continues to flourish and impress with each new diverse release, this time we get a smoking hot serving of sumptuous tech house courtesy of label head Ben Spalding and PPM family member Fernando Acre with mastering by German wizard Christian Burkhardt.
‘Rude Groove’ is an absolute belter with sophisticated drum programming and a rumbling bassline that rolls along at a deceptively fervent pace. The overall feeling is grimy and lascivious with an outrageously hypnotic woodblock giving raw rhythm and vocals given a church hall vibe that works perfectly taking the crowd up to peak-time or entering the deeper part of the night.
The low end is morose and gives the whole track its ‘dirty’ feel. A huge breakdown around the two-minute mark injects the cut with irresistible energy, while the beats pump and bass rolls out with vigour.
The song stands its own without question but has also been deliberately mapped out for live improvisation with samples and acapellas to be added and for DJs to get creative with it.
Next up sees Ronald Christoph return to the label with his long-awaited next co-production with Ben Spalding – the release being the monster peak-time techno banger ‘Lost Soul’.
Keep firm eyes on PuzzleProjectsMusic as they also evolve into a vinyl label in 2022 and unroll some very exciting plans.