The label has a simple mantra; no frills club cuts designed for the dancefloor. For their second outing, Demi Riquísimo has enlisted Kiosk Radio and Fuse Brussels resident DC Salas to fulfill the brief, via the ‘Tio’ EP.
A DJ noted for his versatility with his sets effortlessly melding a plethora of styles from house, techno and trance to disco & new beat. This broad range of influences is on full display on the buttons as DC Salas shows his range as a producer right across the ‘Tio’ EP.
The EP kicks off with the emotive title track ‘Tio’. DC explains the context:
“It features the voice of my godfather (my dad’s uncle, who was like a brother to him) who passed away unexpectedly some months ago. We found a video of him (he hated being filmed) one week after he passed away, with a wonderful talk he did on his birthday last year. The vocal is an extract of this video.”
Up next is ‘Fearless Is More’, a track where DC’s production dexterity comes to the fore. The track combines elements of 90’s trance, with a jackin’ bass line and vocal samples that evoke images of the early Amnesia Ibiza golden era.
The B-side opens with ‘Never Ending Story’, another track which speaks to Salas’ vast array of influences with a synth topline sounding like it was straight out of the Ancienne Belgique. ‘A Departure’ chugs along menacingly with an acid house flourish in its second stanza, for some peak time perfection. The EP is completed with ‘Slowtospeed’, which juxtaposes melancholic pads with progressive synths and a driving to bass to make for an extremely well rounded first outing for DC Salas on the burgeoning imprint.
Job Jobse – Great release!!!
Make A Dance – this is wicked, Never Ending Story is the track for me.
Kiara Scuro – Absolutely love this! Definitely will be playing.
Dave Harvey – This is great.
Tech Support / Asa Tate – DC is king!
Timo Deeprhythms / Echocentric Records – Stupid good release!
REES – Love this one!
Martyn Bootyspoon – Absolutely send these over!!
Sara Miller / Public Possession – Really really like this record. Totally my vibe 🙂 All are excellent tracks but Fearless is More is my fave. But really digging Never Ending Story and Tio too!
Aletha / Rinse FM – Sounding perfect for my sets at dimensions
Aiden Francis – Wooooah, love these. Such a varied release!
Ciel – I love the A1 on this! Tio is gorgeous.
Holly Lester – Great release, Tio is biggg!