refused. rings in a new year with Loui Fernandez and his ‘Not Typical’ EP, which is the label's first release of 2015. Loui is an accomplished young DJ/producer from Madrid, Spain who produces modern techno tracks. His work has been supported by DJs such as Technasia, Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Metric, David Squillace and Sander Kleinenberg to name a few.
‘Not Typical’ features three tracks, ‘Rubik’, ‘The Jump’ and ‘Sarah’ which each showcase Loui Fernandez’s minimal sound. He pairs a strong bassline and percussion sequence with interesting sounds and effects.
‘Rubik’ features a swift bassline paired with a hypnotic twinkle, sounds of wooden drums and an interesting zipping sound that repeats throughout. ‘The Jump’ has a strong bellowing bassline, which lays the framework for a unique percussive sequence, bringing out a lot of energy.
‘Sarah’, the final track of the EP has a sexy groove to it, where the bass starts off strong, and a growing space-like sound comes in. This track has a few different elements, with the funky percussions giving it a bit of a tech-house vibe paired with the darker eeriness of the intergalactic sound effects.
It’s out 6 January, check it out below.