Balako – Honey Honey Honey [Razor-N-Tape]


Following the celebration of the labels 5th anniversary, Brooklyn’s mighty Razor-N-Tape burst into summer with an EP that fuses together: acid house, tropical Brazilian sounds and disco music. Fresh from Rio De Janeiro, this energetic 12” filled with tireless spirit, comes courtesy of the fairly new and always exciting duo Balako. Producers Rodrigo Peirão and Diogo Strausz have composed a vibrant soulful Latin inspired EP that is right on time for summer parties.‘Batuque’, Portuguese for drumming, has a thumping, moody beat that lures you in with crackling Brazilian vocals. But don’t be fooled… In come the 808 claps, synth lines, heavy rides and rim shots. Think Ricardo Villalobos at 6am as the sun rises over a tropical landscape.
Our premiere ‘Honey Honey Honey‘ starts off sultry and alluring with classic Latin strings over slow blues drums that soon become part of a funky disco anthem all in a flash. The surprising switch in tempo and vibe, represent some characteristics of true Rio life: erratic, tropical and always surprising. Balako showcase their production prowess, using edits of 100% live band recordings that make this foot-stomping body shaking track totally addictive. Not to mention, the raw power coming from the hearty rustic vocals. You will have this one on repeat.. we promise!Somewhere between acid house, disco and Latin American band music, Balako have another great EP under their belt which is sure to make its way onto your summertime playlist. Pre-order here.


Olivia