Artist: Rafa Barrios
Title: Atenea EP
Release Date: 19 January, 2015
Cat #: PHOBIQLE005
01. Rafa Barrios – Atenea (Original Mix)
02. Rafa Barrios – Coco (Original Mix)
03. Rafa Barrios – Delta (Original Mix)
04. Rafa Barrios – Thyphon (Original Mix)
Rafa Barrios makes his debut on Phobiq and the title track boasts a sly synth riff and distressed electronics, while the bass-heavy groove chugs away effortlessly. On “Coco” the sticky bassline provides the perfect backdrop for quirky effects and helps glue the grinding rhythm section together.
“Delta” opts for a more dubbed-out approach and unfolds a suspenseful breakdown, which leads us directly to the closing “Thyphon” where the gears get kicked up a notch and haunting samples offer the necessary style and finesse.