Following releases on esteemed labels Toolroom and Stereo earlier this year, producer Rafa Barrios surges forward with even more punchy tech-house tracks; released via Sola Records, the Spanish beat-maker packages his latest tech-house masterpieces in an eloquently sound EP – Flipflop.
A two-track belter, Flipflop boasts hypnotic sound constructions and smooth, rolling bass lines – all produced with the ethos of deep house and techno in mind. The prevalence of tribal-influenced wandering drums and peppy percussions, places lead track "Flipflop" in a soulful state of groove. Featuring the robust vocals of Matt Sassari, the track is irresistible and mesmerizing, drawing listeners into a spellbinding world of modulated backbeats and atmospheric fillers.
Meanwhile, "Broend" combines looped textures with sultry vocals and 303 inspired pulses. Immediately otherworldly, the heavy synth stabs paired with the deep bass line illuminates the patterned sampling whilst adding an element of uniqueness. Unlike other tech-house tracks, Barrios utilizes organic singing to move listeners into the drop, effectively putting them under a spell.