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For its twelfth EP, Curiosity Music has bet on two rising Spaniards, The Deals and Siles, for a dark, captivating and punchy result: ‘Broken Bass’. The two Mediterranean friends sign their first mutual project with two efficient tracks led by futuristic sounds wrapped in a groove from elsewhere. As a bonus, Canada’s Justin James and Spain’s Fer BR deliver two tasty remixes.

Alex Molina aka The Deals and Rafa Siles alias Siles are two figures of the new Spanish electronic scene, which they are proud to represent. Indissociable from Barcelona, these two close friends tirelessly stir up the nights of the Catalan capital thanks to their residences at the famous InPut for The Deals and Barraca for Siles, which already gave them the opportunities to play alongside such great names as Chris Liebing, Loco Dice, Paco Osuna, Alan Fitzpatrick, Sam Paganini and many more. Thanks to a growing reputation, Alex was able to release his productions on labels such as Deeperfect, Waveform or SCI+TEC, while his sidekick could enter refused., Oneself., Stickrecordings and SCI+TEC too.

The inseparable men express a sincere respect and a genuine mutual admiration: “I met Rafa four or five years ago. Since then, our friendship has constantly grown and today I can say that he is one of the best people I’ve met in the music industry, and the one with I speak more everyday,” Alex says.

In this first four-handed petrified EP, The Deals and Siles sign two enigmatic tracks worn by a dark and catchy beat, with almost robotic melodies drawn to the oscilloscope for ‘Broken Bass’, and more pressurized sounds for Backstage. “We started this artistic collaboration about one year ago. We advanced in small touches while keeping each one’s style, until getting these two tracks. Alex and I always try to make dark and minimalist sounds. We have a fairly similar vision of what we like to produce, and we constantly share our ideas to get the point of view of each other. So, working together just made sense,” Rafa says. “These two tracks bring together many elements that we like to put forward in our DJ sets: they are dark and mental while having beautiful melodic parts. The inspiration came very naturally,” he adds.

The Deals soon back to France?

In addition to these two tracks, Fer BR and Justin James enrich this EP with two brilliant remixes exploring the different sonic facets of the original mixes. The Spaniard offers a very minimal and groovy ‘Broken Bass’, while the Canadian delivers a version of ‘Backstage’ to be listened in the middle of the night and preferably on a solid sound system. “Justin James is a DJ and producer I’ve always admired for his personal style. I was able to release an EP on his label refused. As for Fer BR, I played with him and we shared a lot together. He is a very good friend and a great producer. The contact has always been very fluent between us and he immediately accepted to participate in this project,” Siles appreciates.

Already invited by Curiosity Music in April 2017 at Nouveau Casino in Paris, The Deals may be back to the French capital in 2018: “I mainly play at InPut, the club I am a resident for, but I have several parties planned abroad that should be confirmed during the year,” he concludes. Meanwhile, both friends fairly prepare their audience with this first common EP.

Release Date: March 26th, 2018



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