- El Rudo Del House (Round Four) closes Matias Aguayo's rollicking 12-inch series on a relatively low note. Sure, "Turbulencia" is adequately turbulent and "Tomada (Mas Rudo)" beefs up the Round Two original's low-end, but the playful buzz and wonkiness of earlier installments feel all but gone from these productions. Which is a shame, as that wild streak helped give Aguayo's drum tracks some distinctive flavor. Round Four instead defaults on basic stripped-down house beats, colored with subtle Latin flourishes and noisy irreverence.
"Lecciones De Perreo" might have the most fun of the bunch—tying percussive flurries around its beepy, faux-reggaeton bounce—though "Trabzon" isn't too far off. It's the only track on Round Four to use the pitched vocal samples Aguayo has favored since Round One, and it's a welcome texture despite sounding more obligatory than inspired. "Turbulencia" could be the sole necessary addition to El Rudo Del House, if only because its cacophonous drum-machine mayhem is unprecedented in the series. Otherwise, Aguayo's final entry offers serviceable rhythm tracks, but they pale in comparison to the three batches that came before it.
B1 Tomada (Mas Rudo)
B2 Lecciones De Perreo