Our friends at Sound Avenue have a monstrous week in progress, not only are they debuting their new 3rd Avenue label but their Crossfade Sounds imprint has a new release as well. Crossfade has been one of the premier labels for discovering up and coming talent. Their ‘Crossing Borders’ compilation showcased that incredibly well and this week the labels 11th overall release features an up and coming Argentinean producer that looks set to turn some heads this year. Eze Ramirez makes his debut on Crossfade Sounds with the ‘Glaslower EP’ which comes with three brand new original productions.

The title cut gets the EP underway with a deep throbbing groove that comes with a measurable amount of funk. Panning stabs, shakers and a set of rolling electronics form a dynamic groove straight away. Heavily processed vocal samples and a wispy hypnotic line carry the track through to the breakdown where a subtle shift in tension brings a nice climax. The cool groove returns for a strong finish which is going to be dynamite on the dance floor. The second composition on the EP ‘Hypnotic Transition’ begins with another low slung groove and some trailing vocal samples. The subterranean underbelly really stands out here; it’s deep and spacious character creates some killer momentum. The complementary hypnotic lines only add to the great energy created by the bass line as well. An all round wicked dance floor groove that crosses genres really well.

The EP is closed out with ‘Reaction Control’ which is certainly the biggest track of the three. A big driving bass line sits at the foundation while scattered electronics and a buzzing synth pushes the tune forward. The clattering drums space the energetic groove out really well and the sinister vocal elements sound deadly. Three very strong tracks here from Eze Ramirez who is virtually unknown at the present time but we suspect that he won’t be for long. A great signing from Crossfade Sounds which shows these guys have a firm hold on the underground. Highly Recommended. Release Promo Hype Chart Top 25

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  • Mitch Alexander
    Mitch Alexander

    WRITER @ C-U

    Mitch Alexander is the owner of microCastle | Beatport "One of the most influential, tastemaker labels out there and also part of our genre committee."

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