Picotropico & La Guardia De La Luz – México 24

The Paper Family has members worldwide, including Mexico City, so we thought we’d ask them to collaborate. They said yes, so the chaps have remixed each other’s tracks and the results are as good as you would expect from two veterans of the scene.

First up, La Guardia De La Luz puts his foot four to the floor for a throbbing, trance take on nu-disco, complete with rave chords for the modern age on the amazingly titled ‘I First Learned about Shelley’s through a Magazine’.

Picotropico’s ‘Stoke On-Trent is not in Mexico City Remix’ doubles down on the best title of the year, stripping the groove back as far as it will go. It slowly builds to a bubbling acid arp and those hands-in-the-air chords. Shelly’s comes to Mexico!

Pico’s original, Strangers, drops the BPMS for an acid-driven chugger. Hypnotic and deep, it’s a wonky slice of psychedelic house that doesn’t fit into any category but simultaneously fits into them all.

The remix tag team continues as La Guardia De la Luz gives things more of a disco swing but keeps it low and slow, funky and freaky.

We love it when a plan comes together.

Justin Robertson – Very good.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS/Hardway Bros) – Killer!

Billy Scurry – Picking a fav was hard, all HEAT!!

Fingerman – Love hearing new exciting names from Paper. Picotropico are ace!

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