Ulises - Selknam EP
A new electronic Latin American musical revolution is coming, and a crucial part of the creative jigsaw puzzle is Xperimental, the second of two distinctive new record labels/music platforms (the other being the recently launched Mater label) at the heart of an evolving creative concept headed by Diego Tuñón and Jimmy Van M. Xperimental is focused on developing a label roster of exceptional young electronic artists from all over Latin America and is set to launch with a dynamic selection of tracks from Buenos Aires based Producer/DJ/Musician Ulises (aka Luxor T).
Ulises’s distinctive and diverse musical influences are clearly on display throughout this exciting EP. ‘Selknam’ raises the temperature sky-high with a stunning, ever-evolving arrangement, based around a percussion-fuelled groove, tribal chants, and a high funk-factor, to create an impressive swirling dervish of a club track. In distinct contrast, ‘Paracas’ lowers the tempo and is structured around a glorious hip-swinging, head-nodding groove, embossed with subtly hypnotic percussion and topped off with a clever interplay of understated guitar and synth hooks, along with a smattering of memorable melodic motifs.
Ulises is rising up the ranks as one of South America’s hottest electronic music talents. Already a regular DJ at the most important venues in Buenos Aires, his reputation has steadily grown via his excellent remixes for Robert Babicz, Guy J, Eelke Kleijn, Marco Bailey, Lank, Saytek Live, Jeff Bennett, to name but a few. Drawing influences from synth-pop, indietronic and dance-punk, alongside the more regular electronic dance sub-genres, he can shape-shift across tempo and style divides with ease and is as comfortable easing into smooth minimal frequencies as he is surfing on wild techno waves.
Currently, Ulises is DJing across South America and working on new collaborative production projects with Jimmy Van M, AFFKT, Adrian Hour and Deepfunk. An Xperimental future is looking very exciting indeed.