Great to see Guti returning with a new track. We actually gave him his first UK cover, in a previous magazine role. Now, after a run of remixes of the latest Art Department album, No.19 Music looks to Guti for its latest musical offering. His ‘Space Between’ EP might be another biggie for the label and features one track written with Brazilian house artist, D Edge club owner, label boss and resident DJ Renato Ratier, who also part owns Warung Club. 

Guti has long been a close friend of the label and now that relationship is consummated by him becoming a real part of the family with his debut No.19 single. Guti is an accomplished, formally trained musician who always layers his tracks with a real sense of musicality. He has turned out numerous cuts before now on labels including Crosstown Rebels and Desolat. 

‘Feel’ is a tribalistic track with heavy drums. The only accompaniment to the physical beats are distant vocals and deft pads, meaning nothing detracts from the intensity of the rhythm. ‘Space Between’ completely flips the script: this cut is a floaty, dreamy house affair with a light patter of drums and skipping kicks, it’s uplifting yet visceral as warm pads rise up through the groove. 

Next is ‘Asi Bailabas’, which has a gentle drum line and organic toms making for an hypnotic track that will really get you under its magical spell.  

Finally, ‘You’ is a collaboration between Guti and Renato Ratier, who apparently has done more for dance music in Brazil than any other man, as well as releasing his own singles and albums. Their cut is a slow burning, intense house affair with layered drums and percussive lines all growing in stature as they consume your whole body.

It’s out 16 October.


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