Paco Osuna’s record label Mindshake drops a new EP from Fer BR, who’s an imprint favourite known for his groovy basslines and techy percussion.
Based in Spain, Fer BR has an eclectic style ranging from techno on the likes of Pig&Dan’s Elevate to house music releases on Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird.
His extensive back catalogue also includes many other prestigious record labels such as Richie Hawtin’s Minus and Adam Beyer’s Truesoul, but Mindshake has been the main outlet for his tracks and this is his seventh solo release on the imprint.
His previous releases on Mindshake also include his 2020 album and this four-track EP is his much-anticipated return, after numerous remixes and collaborations with Paco Osuna under their shared Project 00 alias.
All four tracks are chunky house music with peak time energy and bumping rhythms that are perfect for the dance floor.
“Hiphouse Return” opens the release with its shuffling percussion and Spanish hip hop vocal sample. “Freaknesss” is a stripped-back cut with dramatic vocal phrases and a rolling bassline. “Honey Riff” has a wonky bassline and trippy vocals layered with jackin’ percussion. “Animal” closes the release with its dark and hypnotic groove that’s underpinned by an acid-tinged bassline.