Yeah baby! Scattermusic's 22nd release comes thick and fast courtesy of Brisbane's Whatson Watts. By day, Whatson runs his own studio, recording and producing bands non-stop. After hours though, things start to get strange as he pools together influences of 3ball, techno and tropical bass to create a thick brew, perfect for both DJ sets and sacrificial ceremonies. Kicking things off is the title jam, Cancun which could only be described as an orchestra of marimbas, played with claw hammers. Yucatan, the second original keeps things on the percussive tip, but this time flipping the groove into the triplet dimension. A kind of homage to both mexican raves and german hardstyle.
Coming in first on remix duties, is Scattermusic office-guy Mat Cant who adds his signature late-night club vibe. Lush chords build and build, before dropping you into a stomping UK groove. Second up, the latest addition to the label's ever growing roster of artists Galtier takes Yucatan and does away with those hectic triplets. Instead he adds a super-shifty metallic groove along with the kind of stomping claps that would make Dance Mania proud. Rounding out the pack on full throttle, Wednesday The Rat re-works Yucatan, twisting the vocals to within an inch of their life over hard house, 2013 style.