Spanish producer Barila comes to the Russian label with a very fine three-track EP
Oscar Barila comes to Russian label Moiss Music with a three-track EP that could well be the best work I've heard from the Spanish producer yet.
Back To The Roots itself is up first, a bumpin' lil' deep house groover with a simple three-chord (Rhodes?) progression that plays throughout and a scatty, jazzy female vocal that adds a touch of class to proceedings, as well as recalling the more soulful end of late 90s UK garage. Suddenly Arise is a mellower, more contemplative ride but again with a dreamy female vocal and more of those killer chords, while the brilliantly titled Unicorns Lost In Space completes the EP on a suitably space-y, blissed-out note.
There's no great reinvention of the wheel going on here – in many ways, the three tracks here are fairly standard deep house concoctions. They just happen to be three of the sweetest deep house concoctions you're likely to hear this month, is all.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 2 August (Traxsource) / 16 August (general release)
Review Score: 8