Los Updates First If You Please – The Remixes – Part 2

by Los Updates

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Jorge has been a central figure on the Latin-American musical stage since the '80s—first as the co-founder of Chile's beloved political rockers Los Prisioneros, then as a restlessly inventive solo musician and as one half of Gonzálo Martínez, the experimental electronic duo with Dandy Jack (Martin Schopf). Now based in Mexico City and working alongside Loreto Otero, Jorge presents Los Updates, a new project combining electro-pop with an unusual approach to minimalist house and techno. Designed both as a studio affair and a live performance, Los Updates expands its collaborative scope by reaching out to a crew of well-known Chilean and European musicians who were central to the development of Chilean techno in the mid '90s: Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack, Luciano and Tobias Freund, all of whom deliver defiantly original remixes across a series of 12-inch singles.

After the first salvo, which featured the original version of "4 Wheel Drive" plus Ricardo Villalobos' remix of the same (already featured on his Fabric 36 mix CD) and Dandy Jack's remix of "Inviting You Here," Los Updates return with another two cuts.

tobias. fills the A-side with his remix of "Pictures of You" simply one of the most dazzling things you'll hear this year. tobias.' recent string of work—singles for Wagon Repair and Ostgut Ton, as well as remixes for Two Armadillos and Jim Rivers—has shown him to be a master of the hypnotic groove, and here he entrances like never before, laying down a stark 808 drum pattern which he threads through dubby keys, analog explosions and liquid bass figures. Jorge's seductive voice escorts us through it all like a superhero soaring above the aurora borealis.

On the B-side Cadenza's Luciano is getting late and brings his inimitable touch to the remix of “Getting Late”.

Luciano reworks the song into a lean, bleepy groove that marries the cool restraint of vintage DBX to Luciano's own effusive style, buoyant and percussive and completely enveloping. It eases into the groove with Jorge's curiously ambivalent lyrics dominating the whole track:

"It's getting late for kicks/
And no one else will help for free/ The city lights are fading out/ Bank tellers dance to the heat."

Fifteen minutes long, and crowned with a joyous spray of brightly popping arpeggios, this is the kind of track that enfolds you and refuses to let go.

The Los Updates series of remix singles will be continued. The full-length version of Los Updates First If You Please will collect eight original Los Updates songs for a CD, going to be released on September 22nd . You will be surprised.

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released September 1, 2008

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