Caim steps up for the ninth release of Girada Unlimited.
The Spanish imprint has become the home for Julian Perez’s productions in recent years, curating a series of sought after releases from himself and various friends of the label.
‘Acid Tawny’ dials the label’s aesthetic to a tee in the featured premiere. Deep, awe-inspiring synths glaze over tight, gritty drums packed with energy. It’s the kind of driving, groovy house often heard in Perez’s sets.
Amsterdam based duo Caim are the minds behind this serene strain of acid house. Warm, reassuring 303 patterns brush against sharp, snappy 808 drums creating a charming contrast.
A subtle breakdown is the only real break from the kick, navigating a versatile, well paced arrangement that could slot neatly into any moment of a set.
Basslines are thick and punchy, coating a strong, well-produced aesthetic that runs throughout the record. Slick hi-hats cut through the mix between firm, analogue sounding kick drums begging to be heard through a club system.
Four classy club cuts fill the EP, exploring introverted atmospheres with a mean, elegant attitude, similar to those heard in Perez’s previously premiered contribution to Girada.
Caim have been pushing this dreamy, acid-tinged sound through their well-received label of the same name, as well as holding a residency at Amsterdam’s Breakfast Club after-hours series.
Buy the record at Juno