::Inda Jani & Manuel Sahagun – Chemical Take::
Defected resident and True Romance producer Inda Jani teams up with fellow Buenos Aires talent Manuel Sahagun for a classy couple of house belters on Exploited.
“Even though we started working together since 2019, it was during the lockdown when we explored different sounds going from dancefloor tunes like deep-funky house to more indie/crossover electronic songs” says Manuel. “In the past months we started playing with some new synths in the studio and that’s how these tracks “Chemical Take” and “Checker Out” were born. Exploited was always a label we were interested in and we are very happy to be part of the gang.”
‘Chemical Take’ bounces along with a rubbery bassline counter-weighed by a dazzling, descending synth scale arpeggio and some infectious woodblock rhythms. Whirring FX risers in the breakdown and subtle filtering make the breakdowns dizzyingly intense places to be, pulling focus before the phat bottom end slams back into life. Pulsing synth chords add another dimension of colour, making for a track that’s succinct yet powerful and will help a set change gears effortlessly.
‘Checker Out’ starts with a little hip-hop flavour in its snappy breakbeat and delayed vocals, edging into the wonkier ends of deep house with a little of that West Coast Om Records flavour as bugged-out synths wobble and pulse against each other in polyrhythmic fashion. The wonky breakdowns come across like a funky robot malfunctioning, allowing that wobbly bottom end maximum impact when it hits back in. Muted techy chord stabs give the track its final layer as subtle ride splashes add a dash of energy.