Subtlety goes out the window as these thoroughbred Guidos serve up a tantalizing collection of club bangers!
Klasse Recordings label heads Luca Lozano and Mr Ho hook up here with a new EP on Creme Organization. They turn out one solo track each and two collaborative efforts and explore the sort of jacking, mystical house sounds you would expect from this established Dutch label.
First up, 'Dripbox' - crafted by both producers - is raw and tough, with lots of analogue atmosphere, tripped out synths and muffled vocals. 'Bear Samurai' is then a solo effort from Mr Ho that marries droning sirens with gallivanting, lumpy drums and hiccuping percussive patterns. It's sythentica and metallic, reflective and shiny before the pair hook up again for 'Hot Trak', which is a more serene and bubbly deep house cut. The claps chatter, the cow bells get lively and the drums are super corrugated. Finally, Lozano gets even more raw and prickly, kinetic and textural with his closer 'Autonomika', which also comes complete with sci-fi melodies and a thick, dirty bassline that will destroy dance floors.
London-born, Berlin-based Luca Lozano is the man behind house and techno label, @KlasseRecordings. Riding the same musical wave himself, the DJ/producer is all about heavy basslines and moody vibes. Teaming up with Klasse-signee Mr. Ho and his hip hop house, the duo have put together this exclusive mix for i-D. Whether you're looking for a new sound, searching deep within yourself or need to soundtrack an adventure, this is music to DISCOVER to.
Here, Luca Lozana and Mr. Ho tell us about their own musical discoveries...
"These days most of my musical discoveries happen via the strange corners of the internet. A lot of the older tracks I enjoy finding are posted and talked about on strange nerd-blogs that seem to be only visited by a hardcore few. I currently buy a lot of music on vinyl and then rip it to WAV for playing in the club. These days I'm enjoying digging up gems of old, I'm stuck within the years of 90-94 at the moment, mining for all the good UK Techno that came out at that time. The tracks I selected for the mix are simply ones that I'm feeling, ones that are tried and tested both at home and in the club." - @lucalozano
"I get my music through either through promos, record shops or directly from some producer friends of mine. However, my most exciting discoveries are usually through just from talking and listening to friends chatting about music. The internet makes it easy to create a mental database of musical family trees, which in my opinion is something essential to every music collector and dj. - Mr. Ho
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