JULY 29, 2014
After an impressive late morning closing set at dirtybird’s latest Watergate party in Berlin, Sacha Robotti, made his way to Switzerland to play at Nordstern. Hooking up with an equally exhausted Swiss producer, “Look Like” on arrival, the tired and wired duo shared thoughts over a heady green tea session. Realising they shared a deep love for bass, they made a pact: to write a collaborative EP that would score the highest of marks from dirtybird big dog Claude VonStoke.
These two slick-back groove attacks are the end result… “Loca Lola” is a one-way ticket to the most mischievous of party districts where an array of manipulated vocal samples bounce avidly on a bed of chop-slapping beats. Complete with head-popping stabs, cheeky wolf whistles and a carnal carnival shriek, it’s left VonStroke‘s floors floundering the world over on every roadtest. “Dropout”, meanwhile, tunes into a darker, booty-busting techfunk groove where cut-throat vocal stabs punctuate the unrelenting bassline and chest-stamping kicks. Heads down, please; this one shifts in a serious way.
What started as a comedown has turned into a fire-up. Collab creations don’t come any better than this. Something tells us Robotti and Look Like will be locking horns again the future.
DB-113 // Sacha Robotti & Look Like – Loca Lola
Available on Drip.fm: August 8th
Available on Beatport: August 11th
Available on iTunes: August 26th