Cuban sensations PAUZA make their full debut on Get Physical having previously remixed Samim’s Heater for the label.
Paula Fernandez and Zahira Sánchez, both from Havana, Cuba, have a distinctive take on house music that draws on their rich local cultural references. That results in organic percussion and afro tinged drums that are authentic and alive every step of the way. They have been on the scene since 2012 and this new two tracker is another fine statement of their musical skills.
Magical opener ‘Bésame Mucho’ is cover version and homage to a classic Mexican song by Consuelo Valázquez that has been a staple since the 1940s. PAUZA’s track is a deep and enchanting roller, with rubbery kicks and lithe percussion all run through with an intoxicating lead melody and vocal. It’s a colourful musical adventure full of emotion and charm. The fantastic ‘Cuero’ featuring Golpes Libres is a more drum led affair, with dusty toms and hits jumbled over loose kicks. It’s a track that will have you loosen your bones as you groove along while the xylophone hits and tribal chants add fuel to the fire. The package is completed with a remix from Brazil’s Bruce Leroys, who turn in a superb reworking that finds a deeply hypnotic groove and rides it from start to finish.
These are perfectly exotic house tracks that bring new flavours to the underground.