Canary Islands’ Alex Medina heads up Mumbai Records, and his work goes from deep house to deep techno via well-crafted electronica. He always looks outside the usual rules with his music and has also released on the likes of Innervisions, Diynamic and Laurent Garnier’s CODE3 QR label.
Opener ‘Trio Infernale’ kicks off the EP, with a slinky bassline and shuffling groove led by a freaky lead synth sound over heavy and dubby low ends. Add the trippy vocal loops, and you have a track to build incredible momentum in any set.
Up next is ‘Un Memento’, a writhing, fizzing fusion of synthetic lines, skewed synths and gurgling bass that fires your synapses and makes for an energising experience as the drums roll on. It’s texturally rich and perfect for intense dance floor experiences.
First to remix is Redshape, a legendary mask wearer from Germany with a lo-fi and dusty take on deeply atmospheric techno on labels like Delsin and Running Back. His superb version slows things down, strips them back to the wobbly acid bass and allows the minimal drums to roll into an unknown future full of subtle tension that keeps you locked.
The revered Hungarian party starters and label heads Secret Factory then add their remix. It’s a brighter, loose cut with hopeful melodies and reflective cosmic chords, adding an uplifting style to the original. The ‘Trio Infernale’ EP is another brilliantly left-of-centre release of rich club sounds from Secret Fusion.