Argentinian DJ and producer, Ernesto Ferreyra, provided Cadenza with a rich and inspirational album back in 2010, the intricate and balanced “El Paraíso De Las Tortugas” was a masterclass in minimal electronic dance. Four years on, and Ernesto returns to Luciano’s label with the ‘Insight’ single, and a precursor to another album for the label, slated for October release.
“Voltage Poem” displays a huge progression for Ernesto, a stomping, elastic backbeat, peppered with live percussion, shakers and micro glitches dances around the mechanical funk of the bassline. A Jamaican poet waxes lyrical, a gem of a vocal “with me riddim, with my rhyme, with me rough bassline, with me own sense of time”, as Ernesto get’s busy on the delays and reverbs, really dubbing out various elements and creating a real trip of a track. A highly accomplished composition here from Ernersto, and one that really points to some of the goodies we can expect on his forthcoming long player.
On the flip, “There Is No Answer” is another playful slice of tripped out dance. A solid groove and frenetic drum pattern is tied down with deep and melodic chords, a lone male voice asks the question (to which there is no answer?), static crackling and radio frequencies humming in the background whilst the hi-hats cut through sharp to keep the energy levels shining.
A great return from Ernesto, and a single that nicely builds up some anticipation for his second album for Cadenza, later this year.
Released by: Cadenza
Release/catalogue number: Cadenza94