Monday, July 16, 2012

Various - The Circus Maximus EP (CM001)

Various - The Circus Maximus EP (CM001)
Release date: July 30th
Label: Circus Maximus
Cat. Number: CM001

Format: Digital

01. Infestus - Praia City Ravers
02. Rastronaut - Natty
03. Daino - HapTic


After setting the tone for Lisbon's resurgence on the globalized electronic music stage with Infestus' debut “Tigre EP” (still available for free download), this up and coming artist collective further establishes itself as a force to be reckoned with as it steps up its game to become a full fledged digital label. "The Circus Maximus EP" brings together three tracks from the imprint's founders and earliest supporters, which includes all new original tracks by label-head and synth wizard Infestus, co-founder and tropical techno advocate Rastronaut and engineering prodigy Daino. From the ravey stabs of 'Praia City Ravers' to rolling percussive workout of 'Natty' and the the lush and hypnotic chords of 'HapTic', the boys have banded together to create a diverse and stimulating EP that showcases the many different sides of the new Portuguese electronic music scene, all in one record.
First up we have 'Praia City Ravers', a physical and pumping ravey workout by RBMA alumni and Lisbon underground rising star Infestus, the founder of the label and brains of the operation, who masterfully blends hardcore aesthetics with a firm techno pulse, thick driving bassline and acid-tinged stabs. Lisbon rap fans will be in for a treat as the young producer warps a Nigga Poison sample into the mix, the undisputed kings of Cape-Verdian rap, further demonstrating the Lusophone influences that shine through his work. Expect a lot of hands in the air when you hear this one being dropped on an unsuspecting crowd.
Next up we have 'Natty' by Rastronaut, a personal take on dark and moody techno with a dubby twist from the eclectic Portuguese producer, fusing pumping bass and relentless kickdrums with reverb-filled stabs straight out of a smoky 70's Jamaican studio. Energetic and soothing at the same time, this track takes the EP into gloomier territories, while still maintaining that tropical aroma that seems to be the common element between all the wonderfully diverse music being made in Lisbon right now.
Last but not least we have Daino's track 'HapTic', a jazzy funk-tinged and garage-influenced number, a light-hearted melodic workout that's sure to bring smiles to dancers as it draws parallels to some of Lone's early work. Lush rishing chords and colorful melody swirls are held into place by a dynamic beat, which brings all these elements together to create a very soulful, musical and unique approach to club music. This is also the Lisbon producer's debut release, so expect many great things in the future as he sets the bar really high for himself and everyone else with this dreamy number.
This eclectic trio is starting to make waves on their hometown through a constant output of new material and well-received live performances, which is sure to grow as they begin a new chapter that will further establish them as major contributors to the new Lisbon underground electronic music scene. Do not miss out on Lisbon's newest label Circus Maximus as Infestus, Rastronaut and Daino get ready to take over crowds with their diverse, warm and surprising view of bass-heavy club music.

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