For the last couple of years, most cutting edge electronic music has been the work of futurists expanding on the new possibilities offered by instrumental grime. Last year Jlin amongst others joined in by pushing back the boundaries of footwork and this year club music seems to have a disproportionately large number of producers lining up to stretch the distance to its horizon by as large a margin as possible. One such is Chilean Tomas Urquieta whose latest EP, to use a tonsorial metaphor, gives club's usual short back and sides a rainbow-coloured crisscross Mohican. To the casual listener "La Muerta De Todo Lo Nuevo" might sound like a lot of crashing, banging and walloping (they'd be right about the walloping: some of the drums are absolutely fucking IMMENSE) but like plenty of experimental club music, concentration on the apparently random carnage reveals strange grid patterns, diffuse melodies and buried treasure of all kinds that repay repeated listening. 'Dance' music this far out would have been unthinkable 5 years ago. An exciting new future is upon us just waiting to be explored and this EP is as fine a place as any to start.
Favorite track: Anatomía.