Renato Cohen probes ‘The Future of House’ with Tronic debut [EP Review]
Brazilian master of the groove Renato Cohen is one of the more outspoken talents on the national market of late, but veers increasingly closer to shifting to new school stripes with every release. He now debuts on Christian Smith’s Tronic imprint with The Future of House EP, taking one of the industry’s most highly strung subjects into aural trajectory with two more cuts from his sacred studio vaults.
Following the positive stamina of “Fresh Dance” for Intacto, the EP’s title-track reimagines modern tech house with a deeper twist to favorably unite two of underground dance music’s more consistent sub-genres. B-side “Melba” takes a funkier and more uplifting standpoint on the two-side release’s audacious mission statement. When all is said and done, Cohen is inarguably on to something with this unapologetic stance on pushing the sound of tech house forward. If the caliber of this Tronic debut can be channeled consistently throughout 2014, the Brazilian breakthrough may be one of the year’s most relevant underground contenders to date.