For our fifth Hot Tape we invited one of our favorite, most consistent producers to take over the helm – Venezuelan-bred and Barcelona-based producer and DJ Cardopusher. An artist with some significant contributions to the electronic music landscape over the last 5 years, Cardopusher has been consistent to pumping out quality tunes across a range of genres stretching from breakcore, to dubstep, to his current incarnation as a mastercrafter of sinister, drum machine warping acid, house and techno.
A master of beat programming, Cardo’s productions stand out for their tight dynamics, sharp drops and capacity for high impact synth and sample work. He also has a bloody lot of fun making the tracks, and that shines through – every sinister synth is matched with a tongue in cheek playfulness that invites you in to boogie down til apocalypse. Drawing proudly on his influences of early old school Electro, Chicago House, Detroit Techno, and the combined output of Trax Records, Dancemania and Underground Constructions, Cardo blends these elements into something faster, heavier and unmistakably sounding like it came from the future. This retro-futurist dedication is undoubtedly what lead himself and labelmate Nehuen to form Classicworks, a hotly tipped label featuring work from the label honchos and up and coming artists such as Nick Hook, Vin Sol, Scratcha DVA and Matrixxxman.
His love for the drum machine and wierd fuzzy synthesis shines through in this absolutely blazing Hot Tape, which we are lucky enough to be launching today. Blaring through Acid House 303 marathons to straight booty and jacking house, Cardo has joined the dots betweeen underground classics and newer offerings from Bodyjack, Creepy Autograph, Borai and his own blistering productions. It’s all guns blazing on this one – crank it up in your headphones and instantly be transported to the best warehouse party you’ve ever been to.
1. Jared Wilson -Grave Stalking (Skudge)
2. Bonquiqui – Sansvotime (L.I.E.S.)
3. Andreas Gehm – 1000 Miles (Solar One Music)
4. Creepy Autograph – Back Alley (forthcoming Ultramajic)
5. Paranoid London w/ Mutado Pintado – Transmission 5 (Paranoid London Records)
6. Crackboy – Kiddo (I´m A Cliché)
7. Turbo Turbo – Jack Your House (GND Rec)
8. Jomanda – I Cried The Tears (Keep Cryin´Dub) (Big Beat)
9. Borai – Last Time Out (forthcoming Tasteful Nudes)
10. Hank Jackson – Deposit (Mr. Saturday Night)
11. Bodyjack – Bodyjack001 (forthcoming Bodyjack)
12. Cardopusher – Control Your Body (forthcoming BNR TRAX)
13. Cybotron – Clear (Fantasy)
14. Steve Pointdexter – Work That Motherfucker (Giant)
15. Model 500 – No UFOs (D-Mix) (Metroplex)
16. Strictly Traxx – Untitled (I Can´t Take The Heartbreak) (Underground Construction)
17. Gunrose – Life (BNR TRAX)
18. Huerco S – Untitled (Opal Tapes)