PuzzleProjectsMusic bossman Ben Spalding welcomes the return of Katorzi, with this funky little number. The South American is an avid record collector and a genuine lover of music of all kinds. Originally a bass player with an Indie band, he has been immersing himself in electronic music since 2018 and the results have been impressive, to say the least. Katorzi’s passion for funk is evident in his productions, imbuing each cut with irresistible guitar licks and deep, groovy basslines. His experience as a bass player really shines through.

On ‘Take The Heat’ he delves into the archives to pull out samples from the legendary Funkadelic jam ‘By Way Of The Drum’. With this as the foundation, Katorzi builds the cut up with organic-sounding percussion, and a wah-wah guitar straight out of seventies Philadelphia. With a four-to-the-floor rhythm at its core ‘Take The Heat’ is destined for the dance floor, softened cymbals complement the warm toms and retro synths.

All the while the vocals add uplifting, contagious energy to the track, sliced and diced to work in sync with the thoughtful arrangement. It’s the perfect marriage of old-school vibes with modern production techniques, Katorzi demonstrating his uncanny ability to splice the past with the present day.

Stay locked in for the next PuzzleProjectsMusic releases with Ben Spalding & Ranka dropping a hypnotic deep house masterpiece that has been called ‘perfect’ by Christian Burkhardt and also, Mexican talent Fernando Arce returning with a summer tech house bomb.




Artist: Katorzi
Title: Take The Heat
Label: PuzzleProjectsMusic
Release Date: 2021-06-11




– jbravo
Juany Bravo

Managing Editor