Duro’s four-year anniversary celebrations continue into 2020 with the second part of their ‘Muy Duro’ VA release.
Celebrating every explorative sound, feeling and experience the Mexican label has become synonymous with over its short but impactful life so far; across these five tracks the label takes us down a maze of musical rabbit holes. Each one coming from a new friend of the label hailing from Berlin to Buenos Aires, each one designed to suck you right into the groove, each one capturing the essence of what Duro stands for…
Opening duties are taken care of by Fausto. Here the Mexican artist sets the scene with a cosmic voyage. Deep chugs and rippling guitars, "Rumble" starts us off as we mean to go on. It’s followed by Darlyn Vlys’ equally mesmerising "Wuzu". Big reverbed drums and vivid calls of the wild, it's swampy, intense trip into the rain forests… With no clear way home.
Elsewhere Jepe’s "Rosmarin" takes a darker, heads-down approach with its rumbling acid and switched-up kicks while MORDISCO takes the tempo right down and deftly weaves his Latin roots into a hunched-back, ever-mutating creeper "Sacromonte". Last but never ever least, Argentinian duo Carisma live up to their name once again with the heavyweight "Otro Planeta". Heavy, moody, spiky and laced with iron kicks and a superb elastic bassline, it’s the perfect conclusion to another powerful collection from Duro.
Here’s to a new year and a new decade… Duro are only just warming up.