Premiere: B1 – Ricardo Villalobos & Maher Daniel – Periodico [TOS008]

Having brought you an exclusive on part one of Maher Daniel and Ricardo Villalobos’ ‘Changes’ EP last year we now have the first full length listen of the B1 from part two of the release. ‘Periodico’ is, as you might expect longer than your average minimal track and it clocks in at a modest Villalobos time of nearly 12 minutes but there is a hell of a lot of track in there.

Starting out with a rolling percussive groove and off-beat bassline other modular elements and new drum parts including some great snare hits and pitched hi-hats soon weave in and out of view. It is not long before the trademark ‘weird’ sound palette is added to the mix and warped and twisted vocals drop onto the track to really change up the vibe of a relatively straight minimal groove. With some Villalobos tracks it is often required to choose which sections of his longer tracks to play but ‘Periodico’ finds the Chilean and Maher Daniel in dancefloor mode and this track is massively coherent and could easily be played in its entirety.

Over on the flip A1 track ‘Changed’ goes in a similar direction and offers even more dancefloor material with some great drum programming, heavy kicks and some classically blissful instrumental moments in amongst all the leftfield minimal action. This punchy 2 tracker again proves the many shades of Villalobos and his work with Maher Daniel continues to bear the sweetest of fruit.

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