The latest in Huntleys & Palmers' stream of essential releases is a gloriously simple, Spanish-language Chicago house banger from Chile's Carolina Paz, AKA Mamacita. Paz's intoxicating, charismatic voice will be familiar to many from her guest appearance on Auntie Flo's "La Samaria," but on this, her first solo release, she more than proves her chops as a producer, too.
"No Eres Tu"'s musical elements are a simple but effective amalgam of claps, euphoric keys and a driving bassline. It's a framework that's both spare enough to give Paz's voice room to flourish and assertive enough to give the track an extra shot of propulsion. The only other cut on this pleasingly uncluttered release is Argentinian producer Ana Helder's remix of the same track, which tweaks rather than reassembles the original. These tweaks come in the form of tonal variations in the bass and synths, extra vocal echoes and a delicious, tension-building mid-track breakdown. It gives a subtly different experience that will still work on all the same dance floors. A hugely enjoyable record with not an ounce of fat on it, No Eres Tu is clear notice that Mamacita is one to watch.
TracklistA1 No Eres Tu
B1 No Eres Tu (Ana Helder Remix)