Colombian prodigy Santiago Niño decided to push the boundaries of prog and tech with his first EP of 2011, Cocoliche. Like other talented innovators, Niño takes his cues from many genres, but always maintains his originality that can best be seen in his complex and subtle artistry.
Xibalba, recently featured in Eco’s last South Of You(th) podcast, is brilliantly put together, incorporating a syncopating staccato beat that draws you right in. The term is used in Mayan mythology as the name of the underworld ruled by the death gods (hence the picture). Now it’s also a stellar dance tune! Knight Rider retains more of Niño’s tech house side, maintaining a dark vibrance that is deep and addicting.