Promesses assemble hybrid strains of varying shades for their first compilation. They’ve really outdone themselves too. Oscillating between ethereal electronics and mutant dancefloor fare, label alumni like Apulati Bien and Loto Retina are joined by a head-turning cast of guests as we move from Kelman Duran’s deconstructed reggaeton to audio-visual avant-gardist HAJJ and Principé affiliate DJ Lycox.
Our pick, courtesy of Brussels-based Apulati Bien collaborator Vica Pacheco, is an exercise in tactility and electro-acoustic composition. Manipulating vocal and field recording, both this and the Mexican artist’s 2020 debut exist in the same sonic world.
Promesses Vol. 1 is out March 26th | Pre-order here