DJ Mellow – Belgica Esta Picao (LWP001)
featuring remixes by Sabbo, Los Chicos Altos, Max Le Daron and Javier Estrada
release date 16-12-11
Sadly, it’s not available on vinyl, but i dare you to find another flaw in this first release on the newly established LOWUP RECORDINGS. « Belgica Esta Picao » is the debut single by DJ MELLOW – a veteran of Brussels’ nightlife who recently made some waves in the global bass scene with a particularly hardhitting remix of Westbam’s « Monkey Say Monkey Do » – and it shows that there is more to the man than hyperkinetic percussion and ribcage rattling bass. Merrily skanking away at 110 bpm, « Belgica Esta Picao » smoothly swerves around the nasty pitfalls of moombahton, deriving its momentum from an array of chopped up vocal samples that build up to the sweetest and gentlest of melodic progressions to come swirling out of a home studio this side of the Danube lately. On the remix front there’s Tel Aviv’s funkiest resident SABBO delivering a dubbed out roller with huge club appeal while Barcelona based duo LOS CHICOS ALTOS stay on the skanking side of things, fusing afro caribbean and latin american influences into an intricate polyrhythmic mesh. Further efforts by Mexican tribal don JAVIER ESTRADA and label co-founder MAX LE DARON are in the making. The release date of this digital EP is friday the 16th of december, coinciding with a ravetastic party at Recyclart featuring Tomb Crew and Illaman, Schlachthofbronx and the LOWUP residents Mr Orange, DJ 319, Max Le Daron and DJ Mellow. Esta picao!