Our newest TUFF Tape comes to us courtesy of Ibizan legends Chus + Ceballos. Recorded at one of their recent Chicago gigs, the mix is a rock-solid hour block of the peak time Iberian tech house they're internationally known for. Although focused and surgical as only a duo with as much experience can be, this set covers plenty of the ground between dark techno muscle and uplifting house sensibilities, which is what makes C+C so widely appealing in the first place.
They do a smash up job of constantly building energy while weaving between and fusing classic tracks with some summer island hits, like Patrick Topping's ubiquitous 'Forget' on Hot Creations. Things start sunny and positive before veering into some darker and more aggressive territory. If there's a way to get amped for their headlining set at Exchange tomorrow night, this tape is it. Saturday, they're getting some strong local support from Adam Auburn and Steve Prior, and will be streaming the whole party live on Clone TV.