Luis Clara Gomes, our man behind Moullinex, is paving the road towards a new album this year, and if “Open House” is any indication, get ready for a smooth ride into funk nirvana.
“Open House”, premiered yesterday at Majestic Casual, is an aptly named dancefloor gem, and there is no escaping its infectious groove. The piano hugs you like a long lost friend, and when those synth stabs kick in, it’s already too late: you’re under. This is the soundtrack for an imaginary club night ran by George Clinton and Colonel Abrams in 1981 Rio de Janeiro.
And who’s that on vocals? Tee Flowers, a singer/performer whose identity has been shrouded in mystery, has stepped into light for a wake up call: the best way to counter a rising divide is to get together. Dancing is one of the last standing manifestations of collective love, so we should join forces and celebrate difference. Call it militant escapism.
'Far Away Place' is Xinobi's forthcoming single that anticipates his new album to be released on 24th of March. This track echoes 90s Deep House peppered with Pop sensibility. The tracks swoons with layers of texture; delicate female vocals, cascading water soundscapes, drum machines, and light synths. The core of the track is the hypnotic vocal loop that Bruno Cardoso (Xinobi) masterfully crafts.
'Far Away Place' exists in a space between Pop, Ambient, House, Disco, yet successfully translates as an elegant radio ready track. There is something undeniably upbeat about the track. Living up to its title, the track gives you the optimistic feeling of driving down the California coast, off towards far away destinations.
Bufi aka Mateo González Bufi, aka Discotexas' favorite mexican, is a name known to many across South America and beyond following releases on the likes of La Belle Records, Kitsuné, Electrique Music and his own imprint Duro over the past five years. Add to this remixes for the likes of Little Dragon and Hot Chip and you can see just why Bufi has gained the attention of many including Tensnake and Diplo, with the notable producer returning to Discotexas following his 2014 ‘Salvaje’ EP release on the imprint.
Captivating and absorbing throughout, this album is yet another impressive piece of studio work from one of South America’s finest talents, and we're proud to be releasing it today.
Throes + The Shine embody both adventure and vitality. They use every ounce of their creativity to build something unique that boils down to an infectious live energy. Hailing from both Porto and Luanda, they are grounded between a fusion that started with kuduro and rock and that now spans genres and influences that are spread out through a multitude of cultures that can go from Africa to Europe or from South America to the States. After releasing two records and creating a regular presence with hundreds of shows through Europe (with stops in such landmarks as Roskilde, Lowlands, Rock En Seine, NOS Alive or Paléo Festival) they want to change and challenge their sound yet again. They’re new album is called Wanga, a word that translates as spell in kimbundo, the language spoken by the Angolan elders. And that’s what each song represents in this third record. Spells to make you move, to make you feel joy, communion, empowerment and to allow experiences that are both new to the fans and to the band itself. It’s also the first time they allow and outside producer (Moullinex) to delve deeply within the creative process with the band as well as the first work that will have collaborations with other bands and musicians from three different continents - a testament to their open mindedness and will to challenge their own perceptions of what is possible to achieve within the project. This makes the collectives third record a breath of fresh air and and unexpected journey through many different genres and cultures with their distinct sound stamp that just makes it impossible not to move. Its release is due on the 20th of May through Discotexas (Universal/!K7).