Hugo Ibarra & Uvo - Mystery

The third release on Hugo Ibarra and Uvo’s Intemporal Music imprint finds the label bosses stepping into the production spotlight.

Hugo Ibarra & Uvo - Mystery

The Mexican duo have been one of this year’s most talked about production acts. After teaming up in late 2013 Hugo and Uvo have gone on an incredible run that has seen them appear on Dopamine Music, Perspectives Digital, Movement Recordings and a host of other top underground imprints. Their debut single on Intemporal is entitled ‘Mystery’ and it comes with remixes from Jamie Stevens and Silinder.

Hugo and Uvo’s most recent single ‘Isolate’ was regarded by many key DJs as their best work to date; ‘Mystery’ however might be even better. Built around a seductive and groovy bass line this gyrating slice of hypno-funk is tailor made for today’s progressive dance floors. Drummy builds and phasing atmospheric pads push the energy levels higher which eventually beckons the main break. Here a sequence of bubbly textures twists through an elusive progression before a quick build summons the groove back for a big payoff. A colossal record from two of Mexico’s brightest stars.

The first interpretation of ‘Mystery’ is provided by Jamie Stevens who is making his debut appearance on Intemporal. Jamie has achieved an amazing level of critical and commercial success over the course of his career. As one of Australia’s most talented and sought after music producers he has proven his skill in professional sound design, music scores for film and contemporary dance music. As the founding member of Infusion, the much-loved Australian electronic live act, he’s left his mark around the globe, headlining some of the biggest and most respected clubs including; Fabric- London, Pacha – Buenos Aires, Womb- Tokyo and festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde and Creamfields in Moscow, Brazil, UK and Argentina. In his home country, Infusion has received 2 prestigious ARIA awards for their work. More recently ‘The Wonder of You’, released in 2013, turned out to be one of Jamie’s career best pieces of work. It earned a #1 chart placing in both Tech House and Electronica on Beatport and was widely regarded as one of the year’s best releases. For his ‘Mystery’ interpretation Jamie has overhauled the track into a compelling bass heavy beast. With a groove that could only be described as subterranean this fantastic foundation lays the framework for a positively glowing top end. Haunting motifs, luminous tones and sheets of granular haze cast a surreal vibe over the record. The main break exudes a fuzzy effervescent build which furthers the magical vibe and sets up a rousing conclusion.

The second and final interpretation of ‘Mystery’ is provided by Silinder who is also making his first appearance on Intemporal. The Irish producer has been a mainstay of the progressive and tech house underground for almost 8 years now. Always a firm favourite with Hernan Cattaneo, Silinder has also appeared on the famed DJs Sudbeat Music imprint three times; with the most recent being a contribution to the label’s highly regarded Sudbeats 2 compilation from June of this year. For his ‘Mystery’ interpretation Silinder has worked more of his hypnotic magic. His deeper, introspective vision proves to be a great complement to the original. Well sequenced electronics, alluring grooves and evocative themes are just some of the tracks finest hallmarks; but it’s blissful, almost melancholic outlook maybe it’s strongest suit. An incredible interpretation from Silinder which rounds out a very strong offering from Intemporal. Don’t miss it.

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  • Mitch Alexander
    Mitch Alexander

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