Mario Ochoa – Zero (Original Mix)
Somewhere inbetween his journey from Colombia to Toronto, Mario Ochoa has come to represent the height of global tech house and its less-documented versatility. For his sixth EP installment for 2000 and One’s 100% Pure imprint, the groove lives in courtesy of stellar A-side offering “Zero,” the precursor to “Why The Hell Not” packing a considerable punch for a sound that’s taken a lot of slack over the years. Built around supple ethnic grooves and brandishing a notably progressive melodic core, “Zero” is a spritely reminder of just how diverse the remits of tech house can be at times. Ochoa’s is a space where creativity and coherence meet with seamless results, making “Zero” an essential offering to anyone who wants to hear where house music is going in 2014.