English DJ, producer and label head Matt Tolfrey recently released a new EP on Hot Creations titled Americas dedicated to his residency in Mexico at Bar Americas. Going off the beaten path for someone from the UK who usually land residencies in Ibiza, Vegas or somewhere in the UK, we decided it was time to explore this idea a little further and get some of the songs that bets embodied that residency according to Matt Tolfrey. There is music from all over, but he makes sure to include tunes from Mexico’s Pional and In Flagranti, who was recommended to him by Bar Americas resident Zhino. Get it locked to these 10 tunes now with the summer heating up.
If you are keen on the residency at Bar Americas in Guadalajara, he plays 3-4 times a year Friday and Saturday. "It means I can play a bit of house on the Friday and more techno on the Saturday," he says.
1. Matt Tolfrey - Americas - Hot Creations
This track is dedicated to my residency at Bar Americas in Guadalajara. I often get to play Friday and Saturday the same weekend which is really unheard of anywhere, means I can play more house one night and techno the other. I recently just had the official release party there and it was next level. I first played for them in February 2010 at the old Bar Americas, which is now called Cash Cobra.
2. Sakro - Supersymmetry - Visionquest Special Edition
Eduardo has been Mexico’s biggest export recently with releases on Raum and Visionquest both heavily supported by Ricardo Villalobos. Amazing shuffling beats...
3. The Midnight Perverts & Eclectic Funk - Funk Type 2.0 - Neim
Romeo Ugalde AKA The Midnight Perverts AKA Eclectic Funk is one of Mexico’s most prolific producers with a wicked live set at the moment. His Neim label has been around for 8 years now and I’ve been supporting it from day one.
4. Pional - Night Charmer - Me Me Me
Man Power and his label Me Me Me is based in Monterrey, North Mexico, and this track was part of a very special new compilation, We We We, which will see all profits donated to the vital Help for Refugees charity. Absolute bomb!!!
5. In Flagranti - Genital Blue Room - Codek Records
Zhino the resident of Bar Americas (and probably the best resident I have heard in recent years by a long way) introduced me to this record and it has never left my box. Zhino and I are currently working on an edit that is going to hopefully take it to another level!!!
6. Matt Tolfrey - Regain The Past - Hot Creations
I don’t like to say B Side, more AA Side of my recent Hot Creations release. Just a constant groove that keeps growing and growing...
7. Loco Dice - $lammer - Cuttin’ Headz
This record really comes out of nowhere, about as wobbly as you can get. At just under 6 minutes it really takes you all over the place!!!
8. Tafuri - Was That All It Was? (Dub Retraction)
Still my favorite Derrick Carter remix of all time, and the first release Classic ever put out!!!
9. The Mole People - Break Night - Strictly Rhythm
Armand Van Helden at his very very very best in my opinion. Have played this record ever since I bought it in 1998!!! Please bring back The Mole People Armand!!!
10. Tiefschwarz - Acid Soul - Classic
I played this the first time I ever played at Bar Americas and i make sure to play it every time I return. Timeless…