Westend, HUGEL harness Latin influence on ‘Aguila’ featuring Cumbiafrica
A production fit for peak-time play overseas or in the heart of Westend‘s native New York, “Aguila” featuring Colombian duo Cumbiafrica brings a bolt of energy to Lee Foss‘ label, Repopulate Mars. Sonically, “Aguila” is right on trend, finding its place in the fold of Latin-influenced productions to hit the underground of late. As Latin inflection continues to attract interest in the house and tech-house landscapes, largely thanks to recent activity from John Summit, Wax Motif, Matroda, and San Pacho, Westend and co-producer HUGEL fashion a potent candidate for club rotation that saunters to streaming platforms with presence. Cumbiafrica’s galvanizing topline plays off “Aguila’s” bustling low-end, textured percussion, and climactic builds, culminating in a sweltering, club-minded collaboration. At this point, if you’re not familiar with the name Westend, you’re simply not paying attention. Hear the 27-year-old tastemaker answer his June remix of Mindchatter’s “Math” below.
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