Review: Bawrut – Rumba

Bawrut © Rocio Mateos
Bawrut © Rocio Mateos

Italian producer, Bawrut, returns with his latest EP on Ransom Note Records. The Waveform Transmitter’s Andy Weights has the lowdown.

Bawrut’s first release ‘Chiquita’ spun (and continues to spin) into a number of DJ sets from the likes of Jackhammer, Erol Alkan and Optimo. The Italian man of mystery returns with a brilliant new EP; ‘Rumba’.

Mixing unusual samples and sounds with trusty old-school sentiments. Rumba EP steps into the sonic future whilst having one foot firmly planted in the glorious history of acid house. Let The Waveform Transmitter guide you through what to expect.

The title track ‘Rumba’ is an acid house killer reminiscent of the genre’s Halcyon days and it is in prime position to take the party over the top. A real hooky 303 bass-line is joined by a slightly haunting vocal and whistle conversation that certainly sets the scene including all the blips and chips you can throw a squelchy stick at. The terrific snare rushes and hand-claps anchor the tribal disco rhythm, allowing the body to accept the invitation to dance your bollocks off!

We expect to hear this track a lot in the up-and-coming months, so remember…you heard it here first.

‘Routa’ rips in with a warlike stomp of dirty bass, a drum and melody duet leads us towards an air raid siren twist with some very nice filter work. Think ‘Homework’ era Daft Punk.

The final track ‘Tano’ morphs the consciousness with chants, evolving hand-claps, and 303 chirps and chirrups. The outro is full of searing atmospheres and more joyous filter trickles.

‘Rumba’ will be Released on January 31st, 2017 by Ransom Note Records, on 12” vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders are available through Ransom Note Bandcamp (Exclusive Bandcamp-Only Limited Edition Insert), Piccadilly Records, and Rubadub.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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