Stepping up next on the prolific Last Night On Earth label is rising Mexican talent Issac. Having been supported in the past by label founder Sasha, Guy Gerber and Dixon (to name just a few), it’s no surprise to see his hypnotic dancefloor tracks being released on LNOE.
Issac begins the EP with ‘Clavel’, a percussive, driving track where stripped-back drum sounds combine their elegant pulses to form a complexity of entrancing polyrhythms. Crisp, rolling 909 Toms bring a sense of melody with their powerful tones while contrasting against shimmering ride cymbals and a firm, floor-filling kick drum. Before long, the expanse of drums break away for a truly euphoric uplift of oscillating synths and heroic vocal pads, forming a momentous drop, somewhere between classic trance and hard-hitting techno.
‘It’s An Extreme Life’ delivers more complex rhythms, where layers of recurrent guitar scratches congregate amongst twinkling bell sounds and trippy, glitched out drum tops. The ten-minute composition builds gradually up to a minimalistic breakdown that exposes the harmonic rhythms of the track’s epicentre.
Issac closes the record with ‘Rimel’, a fusion of acid-house era drum machines (like the infamous Roland TR-727 congas), blend amongst the nip-tuck-tight pulse of driving 4/4 kicks and swaying shaker loops. Fusing in anthemic synth lead lines and massive, echoing chord stabs, ‘Rimel’ closes the record with true harmonic bliss.
Published: 3rd April 2020