20-year House veteran Mendo teamed up with promising newcomer David Serrano this week for a two-single EP, “Bella”. Released on award-winning duo Solardo’s record label, Sola, this EP proves House music never dies.
The title track “Bella” is a danceable banger that infuses traditional house beats with tribal-influenced vocal sample and percussion that give the track a uniqueness that is as refreshing as it is fun. The second track “Haven” incorporates a high-pitched, siren-like sample that is reminiscent of cityscapes and nightlife, and makes the song stand out from the crowd.
This is Serrano and Mendo’s second outing together, having already released the Beatport 100 charting Ramon Ramon EP earlier this year. Serrano has been successfully establishing himself in the scene over recent years, with releases on Circus, Knee Deep in Sound, and Viva Music, with support from Ritchie Hawtin, Steve Lawler, and Nic Fanciulli to his credit. With nearly 20 years and 100 songs under his belt, veteran producer Mendo has received unwavering support throughout his career from the likes of Carl Cox, Luciano, and Loco Dice, with releases spanning labels such as Desolat, Elrow, and Toolroom to name a few. These newest tunes show the pair to be the House world’s latest dynamic duo, and is surely only the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come for the producers’ ever-expanding catalogs.