P.Lopez ‘About You’ (& Rick Wade Rmx)
Release Date: 28-05-2012
This is a persuasive first time EP from the Paraguayan, P. Lopez., released on the deep-rooted Dogmatik records, already a formidable label with their early morning basement vibes; bursting with releases from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Alex Arnout, and Gavin Herlihy. The EP features a remix from the “Big Daddy” of Detroit – Rick Wade, the straight-up, hypnotic Messiah of house; who encompasses anything he touches with a deep, mysterious groove. P. Lopez hooks up with another newcomer 2toasted on the second track, welcoming the listeners with a slick, deep house release.
The first song ‘About You’ chugs through a haunting abyss with swallowing sounds of bass and synth. The combined cries and eerie vocals echo “Just thinking about you”; engulfing the track with the wails of a disturbed ex-girlfriend. The gushes of white noise spiral into a deep sinister sound whilst still plodding the charged groove. The atmosphere lightens and the vivid chord creates a rush of nostalgia, before snapping back into that haunting synth stab and powerful sawing bass kick.
Rick Wade’s remix indulges us with his signature basement sound, uplifting chords, and an infatuating baseline. He flips the original on its head to create a deeper and more provocative sound. The freaky funk vibe shapes a promiscuous take on the original. The track maintains the stabbing synth and the rolling haunt throughout, before bursting into seductive vocals that bewitch the listener.
On ‘Yell At’, P. Lopez collaborates with 2toasted, in this slow growing chunk of house. The baseline oozes deep n’ chic; consumed by layers of cow bells, elevating jingles, and a relaxed chord. The repetitive vocals carry a melancholy feel as the surrounding throbs are exaggerated by a taunting whistle. The merry-go-round lazer synth clashes with the pulsing bass as “Yell at me” hypnotically carries you through a smooth wave of dub.
An impressive first release from P. Lopez, he will be attracting some attention for this Dogmatik release.