Closing out the latter part of the year with a series of high-end collabs on VIVa LiMITED and Glasgow Underground, Italian house-maestro Pirupa ends 2018 on a high with a solo release on Armada Subjekt. Fusing genres in a way that only Pirupa can right now, the ‘XXL EP’ delivers extravagant grooviness of the highest order in a two-tracker that isn’t afraid to push boundaries.
Leading the way with title track ‘XXL’, Pirupa treats us to a low-slung roller that focuses on a growling bassline layered with effects, tribal percussion and a ragga sample that’ll take you right back to the ‘90s. A straight-talking house weapon that draws on some well-known old-school warehouse vibes for inspiration, this one is as forward-thinking as it is a nod to the ‘good old days’.
One thing’s for certain – you can never accuse Pirupa of being is a one-trick pony, so if you’re looking for more of the same with ‘Banging Hips’ then you’ll be disappointed; turn this one up as it only has one destination in mind: the dance floor. Horns, a bassline that comes straight from the discotheque, keys to match and a marching energy that never lets up – all wrapped up in a 4/4 house groove. You’ll spot this one a mile off this winter and with names like Mark Knight, MK, Nicole Moudaber, Mihalis Safras, Sacha Robotti, Claptone and Vanilla Ace supporting, this one is guaranteed to hit the spot.
Listen to Pirupa – XXL EP on Soundcloud:
‘Banging Hips’ https://bit.ly/2L8ncth