Wally Callerios twenty years of industry experience consists of many impressive accolades, ranging from collaborations with Sonny Fodera, Mikey V and Gene Farris, establishing the critically acclaimed Dufflebag Records imprint and founding the digital distribution site digibag.com. 2009 saw him launch his Poncho Warwick moniker and the following year saw him make runner up for Beatport’s Chillout Artist of the Year whilst also topping the Chill Out charts with “Tainted Jazz” which claimed the #1 spot for a phenomenal sixteen consecutive months, and remained in the top 10 for 38 months.
A combining of these two aliases makes for a release fittingly titled “Split Personalities EP”, an amalgamation of both personas used by this Los Angeles-based artist. “Who Will Comfort Me” boldly merges house and jazz conventions by using brass instruments and a mesmerizing vocal to create a finger snapping organic sound. Things then liven up with a nu-jazz-deep-house hybrid titled “Only I Am Mine” which merges funk and poignancy in a way that only he could execute so artistically. Providing two remixes of “Who Will Comfort Me” is Guti, one of this years most ground-breaking artists who was the talk of the Ibiza season with his unparalleled live sets and seminal DFTD release “Hope.” His “Summer Loving Remix” uses a combination of bongo percussion and sultry rhythms to paint a warm beach setting which beautifully emulates sun kissed Ibicenco vibes. Guti’s second remix is a testament to his own early history in jazz with the Slowmo Rework aligning itself more towards the tone of the original but with a notable abundance of kick drum to provide more emphasis on the contralto vocals.
Artist: Pancho Warwick & Wally Callerio
Title: Split Personalities EP
Catalog No.: DFTDS012D1