From the realms of Buenos Aires’ legendary and undocumented nightlife comes a new EP by DJs Pareja - who have been generously introducing us to their nocturnal dancefloor visions since the very beginning of Cómeme, shaping not only the label’s sound and message but also influencing heavily the modern takes on Techno in Latin America.
Here’s their EP “Alto” literally meaning “High”, and this is where it’s supposed to take you and surely will.
ALTO: The title track is up there, sleazy and ecstatic, with Mariano (ever responsible for the vocals in this outfit) incessantly repeating: “me siento alto” (I feel high), playing with this very literal translation into Spanish over a throbbing bass line reminiscent of the most sensual variations of crooning techno such as “Erotic Illusions” by Nick Holder or the most darkly seductive productions of Baby Ford or Closer Musik.
BWOO: This tune is direct; this tune is made for the impact on the body mechanics. We had to think of Munich, of Cologne in the 90ies but – true to the Pareja’s credo, lacking of any nostalgia, instead looking forward with bouncing acidic euphoria that knows no yesterday and no tomorrow.
CLUB DE LA LOCURA: Always clinging to the utopic idea of the dancefloor as an unreal place of dream and magic, a place of craziness (locura), a place the aliens, DJs Pareja’s “Club de la locura” keeps manifesting this idea, associating it with something obscure, and so they say: feline.
MAD BOX: The name refers to a small and very cheap synthesizer locally produced in the outskirts of the capital. It produces a crazy drone that is present throughout the whole track, Diego and Mariano also using other cheap and small gear and pushing it to its limits. The tune somehow sums up the different ideas and vibes of the other three tracks, their intensity and chaos, their electric sensations, being the probably most spaced out of the EP, and inevitably hypnotic and lysergic