Madre Guía - Riot Bells

  • The Oakland producer debuts with a percussive party-starter.
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  • Madre Guía's bio on Bandcamp reads, "Drum is my weapon of choice." This should give you a preview of what to expect on Guía's debut EP. The first minute of "Riot Bells" starts with wonky hand drums pitched beneath a haunted chime and a mechanized "woop." But then Guía gets closer to techno territory when a four-on-the-floor kick drum shows up before climaxing with a fiery drum breakdown. The whole track is a riotous, rhythmic celebration of sweaty summer nights, and a promising debut from a Bay Area producer to watch.