Longstanding Spanish talent Dennis Cruz makes a welcome return to Crosstown Rebels this July with Los Tamales. The single precedes his maiden album, soon-to-be-released on Damian Lazarus’ flagship label this October. It follows on from Ahora Todo Va , the first single released ahead of the LP, that was produced in conjunction with Josh Butler and featured a Gorgon City remix.
Speaking on how the single came together, Dennis Cruz stated:
“I’m so happy to finally release Los Tamales! On this one we decided to record all of the instruments live in Colombia – vox, drums, piano, brass and bass.Yazaneth on the vocals and the rest of the guys killed it too, it’s a mix between salsa and house music which is perfect for summer. Monkey Business is on the b-side with a more dubby focus on the low end, this one is made for the club.”
The title track sets the tone, manifesting as a salsa-inspired dance cut with plenty of feel-good rhythm. Yazaneth’s signature Spanish vocals dart beneath an iconic piano roll, whilst charming trombone solos march on in the background. Monkey Business completes proceedings, taking the form of a stripped-back, minimal-laced number. With clear dubby influences, Cruz showcases the full breadth of his production capabilities, as low-slung bass elements reside next to punchy kick-hat pairings.
Dennis Cruz – Los Tamales
Release Date: 30th July 2021
A Los Tamales
B Monkey Business
MÜSE co-founder Dennis Cruz has cemented his reputation as one of global dance music’s most-esteemed talents, in a career that spans decades. Regular industry awards and nominations (including Beatport, RA, Vicious Magazine, and DJ Awards: Best Tech House 2018, Best Deep Tech 2019 and winner of Best Producer in 2017), showcase the skill with which Dennis has become a tastemaker for quality house music, whilst consistent appearances across the worldwide festival circuit have brought his sound to international audiences. BPM, Tomorrowland, ADE, Kappa Futur and WMC are just a few examples, a testament to Dennis’ esteemed presence in the scene.