Keep Up! 006 : Lopez – Zapping EP
Synth stabs and bass slaps, boom clacks and hand claps, white lines
and good times. There’s many places you would expect to be kick
starting the new boogie sound of 2010, but while New York is sleeping,
Asunción is burning. May 2010 sees Keep Up! Records favourite
Paraguayan poly-funkers return after their critically acclaimed Beat
Dispenser EP, with a South American slant on eighties soul and funk.
The title track, Zapping, steps you through a mid tempo shoulder
shaker, adding more bounce to your ounce, and more pow to your pac-
man. Single finger melodies slowly blend into vocoder-ed hooks, and
before you know it, you’re thinking of moving the needle back, to
start the groove all over again.
But don’t touch that dial just yet, things are just getting started,
and suddenly we’re on the dancefloor. The triple header of Discoshit,
Neon Lights and Pushin It picks up the tempo and the mood. The rolling
rhythms and wobbling basslines of Discoshit get you in the mood, while
Neon Lights illuminate the darker corners of the nightclub, and
finally, the heavy hooks of Pushin It build to a heady climax.
Having danced the night away, the smooth talkers of synth mastery,
casually take it home with the bedroom boogie of Lines, and you’re
left wondering how you resisted for so long.
To accompany the EP’s release, an exclusive mix of influences, both
recent and retro, was produced on the dusty reels of Casa Lopez, and
sent on 8 track cassette to the Keep Up! offices, where we managed to
digitise it for public distribution via the magic of SoundCloud.