All tracks written and produced by Argenis Brito for Cadenza Records. Published by Copyright Control / (p) & (c) Cadenza Records 2009. Mastered by Rashad, Dubplates and Mastering. Distributed worldwide by www.wordandsound.net
Venezuelan producer Argenis Brito graces us with his sophomore Cadenza release, the ‘Imminent EP’. Renowned for his role as lead vocalist for Senor Coconut as well as his collaborative projects with artists as decorated as Luciano, Pier Bucci, Jay Haze and Samim, the multi-talented Argenis’ solo work comes with some pedigree. Resident in Berlin since 2004, his distinctly latin interpretation of house is a step ahead of the game, with prior releases on Junion and Cadenza animating floors with that inimitable South American fervour.
Title track ‘Imminent’ is a playful affair,with bouncing bass and a shimmering synth melody dancing around the kick. Intoxicating and funked up, the melodies call and respond in a fragmented conversation while pulsing echoed tones add depth to the mix. A2 ‘Mind Body Soul’ stutters into a complex percussive pattern, coloured by warm keys and blocks of bass tone. Funky is the word, as a distorted vocal directs bodies to the floor. Deep and immersive, dark melodic synth movements plunge us into a sweaty and cathartic house hole. On the flip, ‘Lolipop’ combines electro and house elements into one cheeky dance with the devil. Bubbling bass flows under cascading melodic synth, as fat percussion crunches around sharp vocal bursts. Slick and futuristic, this is for that time of the night where looking backwards is not an option. Closing the EP, ‘Unreality’ is as deep as they come. Warm and uncompromising key stabs pulsate over a no-nonsense bass drive, accented by harmonising clav tones. Living up to it’s moniker, the resonant melodies and hypnotic pace conspire to transcendental effect.