A quick glance at the modest back catalogue of respected label Acmé and it’s quite clear the formula in the mind of label owner Alex Font. A space for the man himself predominantly to release his own productions, alongside a little input from fellow artists in the game. It’s a fine balance; an equal opportunity to celebrate the music of the artist behind the label with the added bonus of reinterpretation from some serious talent.
Font most recently appeared on our pages last year after releasing a killer remix package of ACME002. We gladly premiered his own Cezar Lazar remix of ‘Randolph’s’. He returns with Los Indisciplinados de la Salsa, a solo EP centred it seems around a much loved latin institution.
‘Paula’ marks a subtle start to the record. The deep, punching bassline is warmed by a drifting vocal, an oozing melody itself that becomes a prominent feature throughout. Percussion is simple yet sharp, letting up only to allow an almost impromptu bash on the cowbell half way through. These roads lead to a hypnotic breakdown, defining the now compelling vocal. Shrouded in a deep, electrical current for just a moment, the focus then tips back into that deep, minimalistic beat.
Delving deeper into the record reveals Font’s more playful side. ‘El Son De Emiliano’ is a floaty, euphoric roller with delicate strings that blossoms with a driving bassline. On the B side, ‘Y Su Apollo Sound’ is much more stripped back, a boppy roller with a dreamy vocal and intricate samples. ‘Tremendo Gozador’ shimmers bright with choppy rhythms.
Together these tracks make a sweet soundtrack to the thoughts of the artist. Whilst there’s plenty of groove, it’s the intricacies of the melodies that shine out here. You can buy this Font treasure from deejay.de or Juno.