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Hugo Ibarra & Uvo – Anxious / Disclosure (E Sound Records)

The third release on E Sound Records welcomes Hugo Ibarra & Uvo to the label for their debut EP entitled ‘Anxious / Disclosure’.

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One of this year’s most exciting new electronic music imprints has been E Sound Records. The labels first two releases from Antrim and Lautaro Varela have been exceptional and they have built a nice following just 3 months into their existence. The strong momentum they built looks to continue on the labels third release which is out this week. It features the debut of Mexico’s hottest production duo Hugo Ibarra and Uvo to the label with their double A-side release entitled ‘Anxious / Disclosure’.

The lead track ‘Anxious’ definitely shows a groovier, less melodic side of Hugo and Uvo. The majority of their productions this year have been filled with James Holden-esque melodies which in turn has gained them much love throughout the progressive house underground. ‘Anxious’ though focuses on a more laid back, drummy groove that’s well complemented with smooth vocal stabs and unique sounding electronics. Trippy vocal samples add some nice depth in the breakdown and the funky re-entry is sure to be great on the dance floor.

The EPs second cut ‘Disclosure’ is the standout for me though and has also performed really well in the Release Promo Hype Chart as it currently sits at #6. Hugo and Uvo again explore a stylistically deeper sound but there is an extra element of atmospheric brilliance. The delicate textures which hover throughout the backdrop have a wonderful shimmer and sheen to them. It’s the perfect canvas for the duos trademark melodies to get showcased, particularity during the main break. This release was a pleasant surprise and definitely shows some nice versatility from two much loved progressive house talents. Can’t wait to see what they and E Sound Records do next.

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