Minor Planets / ES
Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm
Guillamino and JMII are back with a new record and new sounds. Gitanes "is pure Olde Gods: discombobulated house in the vein of Maurice Fulton, italo and synthetic funk, sampled and resampled vocals and infectious rhythms combine to create timeless dance music. Four more tracks to add to their brief but potent catalogue of hits from another world. There is a lot of wisdom, a lot of popular culture in every chord and every movement the duo make. An example: for this last release they have chosen an old discotheque abandoned on the Catalan coast as an aesthetic background, both of their new images and the cover of the EP, thus claiming the dance legacy of their land, which they are perfect connoisseurs and followers. Three years after their first performance at Sónar, they're making the leap to the main stage of Sónar by Day to hypnotise the Village lawn with their contagious live beats.
Over time it has become clear that Olde Gods is more than just a vanity project of two musicians with a long and always interesting career behind them. Both Pau Guillamet (Guillamino) and Jami Bassols (JMII) have experimented with a wide variety of sounds and genres: the former with several solo albums (using different alias, such as Brqueberry) and also forming part of multiple collaborative projects; and Bassols first with the duo Aster and then consolidating his reputation as one of the most interesting house producers on the national scene with releases on prestigious lables such as 100% Silk or Hivern. Both are also creators of Minor Planets, their own label, although this new work is published on the Dutch platform Atomnation.