Along the way, Tejada makes frequent stops to cut between two copies of the same record, bringing out the inherent funkiness of the beat and throwing in a bit of his own rhythmic flair as well. His sets maintain a delicate balance between deep house and glitchy, minimal techno -- a stylistic combination that shows through in his own music, too. Tejada's beats skillfully harvest techno's machine-like precision, but are never cacophonous or overbearing, while his synths twitter and twist about coyly, lending a funky house vibe that never veers into disco decadence. A bevy of deep and colorful tones enhance the mix, infecting the listener with a wide-eyed joie de vivre.
Anyone wise enough to check out Tejada at Shift this week will get a shot of both his talents: He's planning to split time between a laptop-sequenced mix of his own productions and a dexterous set on the turntables.
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