Hell Yeah heads to Brazil and the cultured sounds of Pedro Bertho for a hot new 12″ that features Mariana Gehring and remixes from Romain FX and My Friend Dario. The digital version includes two bonus cuts while the vinyl is the first to have all-new artwork by FJD.
Now based in France, inclusive party promoter Pedro Bertho’s music is a melting pot of sound that draws on his own personal heritage and a life spent digging for records. That means that afro rhythms, Italo melodies, rolling reggae, deep house, and plenty more all get mixed up into something new.
They have come on the likes of Cracki Records and always search out innovative ways to bring euphoria to the dance floor.
For the first tune, he works with Mariana Gehring, a Sao Paulo-based singer and composer influenced by new MPB and other signature Brazilian sounds like Forro, Maracatu and Samba.
Their excellent ‘Tornei’ is a mix of full-fat bass and sensuous vocals. Fizzing synths, percussion and FX bring the energy while Gehring arrives in the breakdowns to bring the spine-tingling soul. Romain FX is a scene mainstay, label head at fauve, boiler room veteran and has released on the likes of Kalahari oyster cult and many more.
His version is a retro workout with lush cosmic melodies and slinky grown-up grooves sure to get the floor full.
Next is ‘Elephants au 5eme’, a busy mix of analogue drums and hits, wild elephant trumpets and fleshy synths that bring unusual tropical heat to any party. The same track is remixed by label regular and new school Balearic boss my Friend Dario.
He plays with the vocals, layers in shimmering chords, and keeps things dubby to make for another of his signature grooves.
Graeme Park Long Live House Radio Show Play
Nice one this.
I like all the tracks … but specially ‘Éléphants au 5eme’
CHARLES LEVINE / SOUL CLAP
Wow this is dope.
PETER KRUER/ KRUDER DORFMEISTER
I love this record ! The Original and the Dub are great.
The My Friend Dario Mix is also amazing !
SEAN JOHNSTON/ A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE
MFD Remix is amazing!
DAN / FOR GREG WILSON
This is smashing!
KRISTIAN RAEDLE/ INNERVISIONS
Romain fx remix is great
HECTOR ROMERO/ DEF MIX
Really feeling this!! Perfect for the weekend.
DANIELE MOORE / CRAZY P
I think the original is superb! Great remixes too but that wins it
SUB CLUB HARRI
Tornei Ft Mariana Gehring Dub Version is my fav
Big fan of hell yea!! This is super good. Really deep with ace heavy percussion too…
MAX ESSA/ BONOBO JAPAN
I really liked the last release by Pedro on Hell Yeah and this 12″ is going to be getting a lot of plays from me too. I particularly like Tornei (Original Mix) and Éléphants au 5eme (My Friend Dario Remix). Superb.
What do I even say? This is sublime, pure groove for all occasions !
FEEL FLY/ INTERNATIONAL FEEL
Flawless work, super ep! Tornei Original for me
ALI HERON/ OOFT
Romain FX is one of my fave producers and his mix doesn’t disappoint!
FISH GO DEEP
Love the mix of styles and sounds going on here, especially on the original mix of Pedro Bertho. What a beautiful vocal. Will definitely play that.
WHITEY DELUCA/ KOLOURS LTD
So unique, so forward-thinking, diverse, and keeps the soul the entire time. HELL YEAH!
WILLIE GRAFF/ THE STANDARD IBIZA
What an EP! Love the fusion of styles on these songs. Kind of 90´s rave mixed deep and modern styles at the same time. Love all these cuts honestly
MOTON RECORDS INC/ DAVE JARVIS
This is fantastic.
MATT MASTERS / FREERANGE RECORDS
Lovely package. Loving the originals, remixes and the Dub too.
DARKER THAN WAX
This record is really cool – I really like the first track. Will definitely support via radio.
Coool EP! nice fusion of electronic , tribal and ethnic atmosphere.,Chez Botallico, Elephants Au 5em(MFD Remix ) are our fav tracks
GRAEME PARK/ THE HACIENDA
Percussively great with cool pads. Yes!
MARK BROADBENT/ THE STANDARD/ PIKES
So good this release. I am simply loving the Brazilian vibes that are coming around again of late. It’s about time and Pedro os leading the charge with this stunning package of dance floor warmers, fillers and bangers. Subtle but devastating with the right crowd.
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