Alongside his own very excellent Me Me Me label, Man Power has been delivering diversely epic releases for labels like ESP Institute, Optimo Trax, and Correspondant.
In its original form, “Barranquilla Trifle” features rave-lite stabs and deliciously sweeping pads over woody percussion and an omnipresent studry bassline. A dash of acid darkness only energizes the mood, for what must surely be one of the best ‘sunrise moments’ tracks of the year!
Ruf Dug takes “Barranquilla” further on its trajectory towards summertime vibes; the sounds of the ocean sea gently breeze over the soca beat, as the Ruf Kutz main man adds splashes of percussive hits, huge M1 pads, and melodious keys to the party.
More 303 business coats “Kaon” from its opening bars, as Man Power delivers his second original track on the release. An urgent breakbeat and wandering mega-bass soon evolve into thunderous beats and heady synth arpeggios, an almost post-punk funk atmosphere creeps into the bustling yet succinct ambience.