PREMIERE: Felipe Gordon – Su Casa, Mi Casa [Quintessentials]

Bogota-based, windbreaker-rocking househead Felipe Gordon has steadily been building his repertoire. In addition to co-running Nómada Records, the producer has quietly lined up contributions for the likes of Toy Tonics, W&O Street Tracks and now German deep house mainstay Quintessentials. The latter comes in the form of a solo EP, Mi Casa, Su Casa, a four track collaboration that clearly makes sense stylistically; Gordon’s moody, key-laced deepness being a perfect fit for a label that has consistently churned out quality releases in that very vein.

The A1 track (and our premiere), “Su Casa, Mi Casa”, initiates with a shortly-looped keystab reminiscent of Purple Velvet’s “Back On The Boulevard” and shuffling hats and claps. Shortly after, a low-hanging bassline and Spanish talking vocals join a jazzy run of piano licks, creating a nice midtempo house groove. It’s a combo representative of the producer’s aesthetic; syncopated and quirky beats mixed with hardware synths and jazz samples.

As for the rest of the record, “Gangster Fass” is a smooth as hell, dusty flip dripping with hazy flavor. Meanwhile, “Ella Va (There She Goes)” and “Arpegios Extendidos” gear up for the dancefloor; the former giving nod to the likes of Glenn Astro and the latter engaging in a fun, almost garagey affair. The combo makes for a solid and variously useful record, and a nice entry into the rising Colombian’s discography. Word has it he’s got a few slick releases coming up for the year too, and his Nómada recently debuted their vinyl series. Eyes up on this young flyguy from Bogota.

Mi Casa, Su Casa is available very very soon on 12″ vinyl. Preorder here via deejay.