Premiere: PVSSY & Entrañas – Manía
Another fierce release from the chief purveyors of mutant dembow, this time courtesy of Ecuadorian collaborators, PVSSY and Entrañas.
Something crept up her legs, enveloped her torso and prickled her neck right to her fingertips. A sensation she wasn’t familiar with, one that caught her by surprise – mostly at the fact that she enjoyed it. She knew she was flushed but she didn’t feel embarrassed. In fact, quite the opposite. She felt an urge she’d never felt, to take off her clothes and do nothing but stand, absorbing the energy that radiated from the open mouths of those whose eyes met the image of her body. Was this what it meant to feel empowered?
Taken from 4-track ‘Fervor’ EP, ‘Manía’ sticks closely with the industrial, hard-hitting mutated-dembow sound now synonymous with the Colombian imprint, TraTraTrax. With previous releases from the likes of Nicola Cruz, Nick León and Luca Durán whose fiercely forward-facing and idiosyncratic takes on perreo have been reimagined as amapiano by Ikonika, a leftfield roller by Simo Cell and fierce breaks by Henzo, ‘Fervor’ maintains the principle of global collaboration with remixes from South African Hakuna Kulala associate, Menzi, and Uruguayan NAAFI affiliate, Lechuga Zafiro.
Next up on the catalogue comes a contribution from long-time collaborators both hailing from Ecuador, PVSSY and Entrañas. Off to a militant start – quite literally – razor-sharp whiplash effects jolt ‘Manía’ into action before mellowing somewhat with the introduction of bass throbs and epic-sounding melody. That’s not to say that the track’s force is dampened, though: their sharpness is integrated into a full-bodied soundscape amongst demonic vocal chops and the warning signs of long-drawn-out synth reverbs.