The 9th release on Lisbon’s dance agitators Rave Tuga is on the way: an EP, available on tape and digital by local mainstay DIOGO, who’s been loyally serving the dancefloors of Lisbon in the past few years via his sick DJing and productions. Recruits for the remixer role are other two legends of our scene: genius clubkid Ecstasya and spot-on dance composer Moreno Ácido.
Acid and jacking flavours gladly meet again, with an added ray of local sunshine, on the opener ‘Paz d’Alma’. The skillfully programmed 303 lines keep going throughout the album, on the A3 accompanied by a sick electro groove and emotional pads and some bleepy chill-packed vibes on the A4.
The B side switches gears into techno territory, with steady hi hats guiding the groove; relentlessness pervading on ‘Brick & Mortar’. Ecstasya steps in to remix the title track with a dramatic take chock-full of hyperpop stabs, sentimental chipmunk vocals and re-constructed clubby beats, the Lisbon way. Moreno Ácido takes the scenic route with dubbed out harmonies and warm, blissed-out beats and bass.