Mexico City resident La Guardia De La Luz is back on Paper with three tracks of deep timeless house music. Think Southport weekender early doors and you’re on the right tip.
First up Surface has some heavy atmospherics along with distorted vocal snatches and sax. An industrial drum clonk comes in halfway through for added swing and grunt before the track drifts back to the original groove.
Sol has a walking bassline and organ with noodly guitar before the minor chord keys are introduced at the break. Then it’s back in with added percussion, lead synth lines and you’ve it’s the perfect warm up tune.
Finally Post Junk Libido keeps to the same formula of delayed keys and heavy ambience but with a left field arrangement aimed at the head. The final three minutes fade out on a floaty cloud of chords and twinkly business.
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This summer’s Paper Radio is a festival special with forthcoming appearances at Festival Number 6 and Moovin’. We’ve got interviews with Raf Daddy of The Two Bears, Herbie Sacciani from Moovin’ and Late Nite Tuff Guy. There’s the latest and greatest from Paper plus some exclusive first plays of releases that won’t be out until well in to next year.
All held down by Ben Davis and special guest Chris Massey talking penis T-Shirts, new labels and music
Sophie Lloyd – It’s Bad U Know
De Fantastiske To – Folk Og Ferie
Flash Atkins – Summer of Love (The Emperor Machine Mix)
THE 2 BEARS INTERVIEW
The 2 Bears – Not This Time (Brennan Green Remix)
Doc L. Junior – Twilight (Jori Hulkkonen Mix)
Dunn & Massey – Red Room Disco (4am at Homoelectric Mix)
Kohib – Talk To Me
La Guardia De La Luz – Post-Junk Libido
Flash Atkins – Acid House Creator (Ralph Myerz Mix)
HERBIE SACCANI INTERVIEW
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Leftside Wobble Mix)
Proviant Audio – Drifting
De Fantastiske To – Monokrom feat. OST
Kimo – Whirl
Daco – Faith feat. Mike Rapheal
LATE NITE TUFF GUY INTERVIEW
Late Nite Tuff Guy – Do U Wanna Get Down?
Here’s the Autumn edition of Paper Radio and it’s a cracker with interviews from Prins Thomas and B.G. Baarregaard plus a brilliant mix by Steve Cobby.
It’s all held down by the label’s very own Ben Davis along with paper music new and old from Crazy Penis, Flash Atkins, Yam Who, Chris Massey, De Fantastsike To, Diskobeistet,Leon Sweet and a bunch of others.
1. Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard (De Fantastiske To Mix)
2. Doc L. Jnr – Let’s Go (Never Been to Tokyo)
B.G Baarregaard Interview
3. B.G.Baarregaard – Playboy
4. Flash Atkins – Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys
5. La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate
6. Crazy Penis – Give It Up (LAID Vocal Mix)
PRINS THOMAS INTERVIEW
(background track Symfonisk Utviklingshemming)
7. Prins Thomas & Lindstrom – Boney M Down
8. Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler
9. De Fantasiske To – Gimme Sum Dim Sum
STEVE COBBY MIX
10. Sola Rosa ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – Never Too Far
11. Alice Smith – Love Endeavour(Maurice Fulton Mix)
12. Roberta Flack – Uh Uh (Steve Hurley Mix)
13. The Thing – Tonite Im Gonna Love Ya
14. D.A.F. – Kebab Traume
15. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden
16. Belabouche – Mysterious Vibes (Belabouche edit)
17. Yam Who Feat. Natasha Watts – Don’t You Want My Love (Massey’s Paper Fold)
La Guardia De La Luz is the brainchild of Mexican producer Santiago Rionda which he tells us was “created as a vehicle to explore metaphysical topics in a simple, primitive and emotional house sound”. This is his first EP and what a debut!
Resonate starts off raw, deep and moody with stringy synths and a trippy spoken word vocal. The swing takes on on a garage edge with a nod to Moodyman before breaking to a piano halfway to give it an NYC flavour.
La Luz Visible is a deep and trippy cut that builds steadily with a drone and minimal drums before the bass comes in at 2.30 and it shifts up a gear. As the track develops the droning synth grows with keys and analogue lead lines and the result is psychedelic house music at its best.
House Metafísico drops the BPMs and keeps the psychedelia but this time takes things in a more balearic direction. A constant synth line keeps building and filtering with percussion coming in and out plus tinkling keys. This isn’t instant dance music but house that weaves its hypnotic spell and rewards over the long listen.
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – Distinctive sound throughout the EP. Will definitely take a second listen to La Luz Visible.
Nathan Detroit – Resonate is the one for me.
Nelson Ramalho – Strong release.
Somerville & Wilson – La Luz Visible is the track for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool.
Black Mighty Wax – Got a good vibe from “House Metafisico”
Pammin – Thanks! Great EP as usual.. 🙂 House Metafisico is hot!
Murray Richardson – This lovely EP has just landed and i must say I’m well into this deepness, good stuff!
80s Child – Loving the whole EP.
Dan J – Absolutely boss release! Resonate is the pick of the bunch but the whole ep is mega. Full support.
Pathaan – Nice package.
Danny Oliver – La Luz Visible is lush.
Ravi Brunswick (Oslo) – Loving all the tracks! Resonate is my immediate favourite. Strong release. Full support.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – House Metafisico does it for me, loving the downtempo sound. Resonate will get some love too.
Leon Sweet – Intelligent gear. I’m liking that a lot. Hard to pick a fave but House Metafisico gets the top slot.
Tom Lynch – Resonate sounds wicked!