Sultry, debonaire, rugged Detroit house flex from Andrés, returning to his spiritual home at Moodymann’s Mahogani Music with his first new album since 2011
Andrés would have to make an album of black metal samples before his legion followers would think twice bout coping his new gear. There’s no BM on ‘IV’, so fill your boots if that applies to you. For anyone sitting on the fence, trust its brimming with swanging, MPC-built house, hip hop and beatdown vibes, all gilded by long-time 313 peers such as Paul Randolph, Amp Fiddler, and Amir, and even includes some vintage bits to get you up to speed.
The 2019 mix of ‘New For U’ - the anthem off 2011’s ‘III’ - is a straight-up burner, and heads will get properly snagged on the neck-snap break of ‘What’s Your Name Again?’ (is that a Clipse/Neptune’s sample?), while ‘Back In The Old Times’ serves all the Latin sauce you could need, and the D-side brings two nuggets in hi remix of ‘Free’ by Miek Grant’s Cool Peepl, and ‘Waist Deep’ warps up with a killer disco twist on a P-Funk classic.