::Alex Medina – Ayy Paapi::

Artist: Alex Medina
Title: Ayy Paapi
Format: Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: EXP142
Release date: 24.05.2024

Alex Medina Alex previously released on COD3 QR (Laurent Garniers label), Innervisions, Watergate, TAU, Diynamic and many more.
For Exploited Club, Alex Medina rolls out ‘Ayy Paapi’; a truly singular soundclash that bumps like House and glistens like an Italo whilst also exuding the moxie of Reggaeton.

Being Spanish born, Medina sought to incorporate his mother tongue into his music. He was motivated by ‘the excitement of flirting with some Reggaeton vibes and bringing them to the next level of modern electronic music’.

Speaking about the specific inspiration behind the vocals, he says ‘Ayy Paapi was born on a family holiday with my little daughter Gala calling me papi, papi papi all the time..so I decided to use Spanish Reggaeton vocals to represent my mood as a father‘.

The title track kicks things off; melodies sway through bitter-sweet cycles while a reverberated signal roars out with a gripping power. Sequences, fx and the vocal refrain continue to build an esoteric braid that’s guaranteed to linger in the mind long after the parties over.

‘Rompe Disco’ follows up with a playful, percussive Breaks / Electro tool. Saw blades slice through a deep-set bass line while more Spanish vocals flower. A striking breakdown lances in and shatters the track with head bending results before accurate breaks lock back in and carry synth-lines and robotic vocals to the end.

‘Espacio Amor’ dials in a big room vibe as more mournful chords glide over a straight 4/4 groove. LFOs have synths flashing in expressive strokes before a series of breakdowns form launch pads for bold, arresting drops that are certain send ripples across the floor.

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