Spanish duo Delmar and Alvaro have been spinning and producing records since they formed ‘Los Suruba’ soon after studying design together. They have enjoyed a meteoric rise to the upper floor of the house music scene and along the way have rocked crowds with fluid and versatile house. They command Suruba Records, a four tiered label that covers almost every imaginable section of electronic music output, and have overseen an obscene amount of releases since its formation in 2007.
The name Suruba, derived from its Brazilian Portuguese translation of ‘orgy’, relates to an infamous Roman district where iniquity and immorality were embraced and celebrated. The Spaniards latest release ‘Mantis feat. Louisahhh!’ further indulges this atmosphere of depravity with three remix tracks of deep and downright corruptive house.
The Iberian pairing have enjoyed support from international names such as Funk D’Void, Pirupa and Steve Lawler as well as releases across established labels including Sincopat and Noir. After their record ‘Mantis’ reached the record boxes of almost every respectable DJ in the business they decided to pass it over to three budding yet assured producers for a comprehensive rework. What has been created is a quality EP that gives the original a new lease of life without compromising its authentic sound.
First up on remix duty is young British producer Hot Since 82, who has had consistent top 100 Beatport rankings. His dub mix is a thoughtful approach that fuses layered synth tech sweeps and stabs with the vocal to great effect. It teases the listener with a celestial aura, a graceful floating constitution that is balanced with a growling bass line breakdown.
The next remix comes from Tboy, an Italian based in London has been building a fierce reputation amongst the best underground talent. His interpretation is a black hole of penetrating darkness, slithering down on the ground floor before coiling up for a powerful bass line attack. An impressive, undulating version of ‘Mantis’ that will asphyxiate congested dance floors everywhere.
The third and final remix by Jorge Takei (aka Fabian Wolf) captures all the elements of the original then imprisons them together in a torture chamber of tech grooves. It is filled with tormented echoes, plaguing vocal manipulation and an unrelenting funk laden bass line that pumps noxious energy into its entirety. This release from Los Suruba is excessively dark and incomprehensively deep showing no little talent from three up and coming producers.
The release is out now and can be downloaded by clicking here