- Javi Bora & Le Vinyl – Omatsuri – Hudd Traxx
- Javi Bora & Le Vinyl – Boreal – Hudd Traxx
- Javi Bora & Le Vinyl – Boreal (Dub) – Hudd Traxx
Manchester’s Hudd Traxx imprint kicks off 2013 with a bang bringing you the ‘Omatsuri’ EP this January, a collaborative effort from Spaniards Javi Bora and Le Vinyl.
Javi Bora and Le Vinyl have released music for reputable labels such as 2020 Vision, Off, Robsoul, Catwash and Loco Records. Both producers maintain a heavy DJ schedule on their home turf of Spain and further afield, building their reputations as two of Spain’s most prominent deep house artists. This record marks a milestone for Hudd Traxx as they reach their 40th release, its no surprise looking back that the label has such a highly praised reputation within the underground, having put out cuts from DJ Sneak, Agnès, Sascha Dive, Rick Wade & Rolando to name a few.
‘Omatsuri’ opens here, a deep, trippy number led by a whirling synth line that gives the track a hypnotic, psychedelic feel. Shuffling drums, a low-end lumpy bass, sporadic synth sweeps and spoken word vocals carry the weight of the track, with subtle variations and refined modulation touches on each element creating an ever-evolving dynamic for its near ten minute duration.
Next up is ‘Boreal’, a raw, dubbed-out cut that embraces a less-is-more approach. Hooky synth stabs lead the way with cavernous reverb builds and warbling delays creating an intense depth and atmosphere. Punchy low-slung drums flutter away in the background easing the movement along while the synthesized elements and soulful vocal lines take control, creating an emotive house track infused with warmth. The duo offer up a ‘Dub’ version of ‘Boreal’ to close the release, doing exactly what it says on the tin, the pair strip back the vocal lines and allow the cut to slowly bloom and evolve throughout its duration, resulting in a loopy more underground disposed cut.