Review: "Secretsundaze continue their quest to uncover amazing new music with the signing of exciting young Dominican artist Boundary. At just 19 years old Boundary aka Josue Suero makes music that is brimming full of ideas and influences that belie his young age. The 'Interlazados' EP is his debut release for a UK label.
Taking cues from his fascination with video game music, his first real gateway to electronic music, the four track EP showcases Boundary's melodic sensibilities and ear for a killer rhythm.ALead track 'Opticamente Avanzando' unwinds over 12 minutes of deep, mesmeric melodic, contemplative electronica with hints of 90's UK rave influences.ACheck the grins when the killer bassline drops half way through!A
The glossy melodies, jazzy motifs and hip-tugging bass of 'OP.AV' and the breakbeat house of 'Interlazados' channel more lo-fi, ambient house influences but all sent through that unique Boundary filter. Finally, the brain-warming, hypnagogic, tempo-changing rhythms of 'Planos de Ausencia Casualidad' could be the EP highlight and recalls the work of Lone and Actress.
You could listen to these tracks and be mistaken for thinking this is an artist who has maybe been lost in the throws of extended Villalobos DJ set or the deep pads of old Sun Electric records, but as an artist who is an outsider to the European dance scene, his inspiration comes from closer to home, as Boundary explains:
"For this EP I was interested to see if i could hit close to the feelings i have when I listen to certain video game music, how I could convey the amazing and deep storytelling in these songs. I really wanted them to feel like a ride/adventure. 'Opticamente Avanzando' ('Optically Advancing' in English) for me is like a venture into a machine that analyses a bunch of electronic music genres and it outputs as many different variations of these genres it can, each with their own little quirk/details, creating something unique in the process."
With previous releases on LA based label, Point Records, and Paris' Third Try label (Axel Boman, SFV Acid) Boundary's emergence represents a promising prospect for the electronic music world and 'Interlazados' another essential release on Secretsundaze."
Review: "Silvestre returns to Secretsundaze with his follow up to the 'Silvestre Is Boss EP'
The Portuguese producer has always lifted inspiration from Rap, R&B and Reggaeton but this EP showcases a more stripped down sound with four rugged, ruffed up house heaters.
To quote Silvestre himself "I wanted to make bangers, my current inspirations have been coming from UK Drill, Ghetto House, Randomer and Jimmy Lacoste."AA
The 'Supercool EP' features more of Silvestre's voice than previous EP's weaving it into the tracks like most producers use vocal samples, obviously inspired by Dance Mania and old skool Chicago records. 'Love U' then flips the script and brings the vocals upfront with a paean to an unrequited crush.ASilvestre is evidently a man of many tricks but this new spin on raw club bangers is really working for me and can't wait until I can hear these played loud in a dark sweaty club!
Since his last Secretsundaze release Silvestre has released two EP's on Meda Fury (including remixes from friends and contemporaries from Principe Discos) and a track on the R&S NHS compilation alongside the likes of Lone, Djrum, Anz, TSVI, Yak and Fausia. A