diego azocar, coming back to life, system recordings

System Recordings follows two great releases last week from Omar El Gamal and Ilya Gerus with another top release this week. Diego Azocar hails from Argentina and I first heard about him when Hernan Cattaneo played his ‘Recall’ production (released on Baires Records) at Creamfields, Buenos Aires in 2012. Diego has been relatively quiet since with just four originals and two remixes released on Soundteller Records, Juicebox Music and Rezongar Music since. He’s definitely an under-rated talent so I was pleased when his new ‘Coming Back To Life’ EP on System Recordings ended up on our website.

The title track leads the EP off with a tough kick, rolling percussive and a nice complement of glassy electronics which carries the track out of its first act. The unique beat patterns give the track a nice bounce and the those glassy hypnotics soon summon a wave of atmospheric bliss which leads to the main break. The soaring lines and sonic sweeps create a wonderful soundscape during the interlude and as it all slowly gets washed away the drums get dropped back in minus the kick which was quite unexpected and cool. Certainly one of Diego’s best and one that has already been featured by Hernan Cattaneo on his Resident Delta FM radioshow.

The companion piece ‘Spaceman’ rounds the EP out with a strong groove that’s equally if not more powerful than ‘Coming Back To Life’. The charging rhythms and dynamic drum fills dominate the first half until an epic lead line gets teased over the framework. The main break brings things right down and reinvigorates the hook heavy synth lead which is eventually met with those punishing beats returning for an even bigger conclusion. I’ve always loved Diego’s stuff and these are two of his best to date. Great signing once again from System Recordings. Highly Recommended.

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