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The Cocada label’s Leo Janeiro serves up his own new EP with remixes from fellow Brazilians Vini Pistori and Stanccione.
Leo Janeiro is the influential Brazilian who runs things behind the scenes with Get Physical Music’s Latin America-focussed sub-label. Arguably one of the most outstanding DJs to emerge from Brazil’s close-knit electronic music scene, his taste and technical ability made him a much loved Warung and D-Edge resident who has gone on to play around the world.
Excellent opener ‘Gin Tônica’ has a fat and funky bass riff and infectious claps that soon get your hips moving. As the drum fills, cosmic synths and melodic hooks arrive the whole track brims with tropical disco energy and Latin flair. Mid-tempo house pumper ‘Papaya’ is as fresh as it sounds. It mixes together swirling chords and romantic vibes, jazzy keys and percussive highlights with seductive effects.
The first remix is from sophisticated Sao Paolo artist and indie dance innovator Vini Pistori, who has landed on Monaberry, Calypso Records and Connected. His energetic and effervescent version of the title track is a real doozy. The second remix is from another Brazilian, this time the fast-rising new talent that is Stanccione. He delivers a more introspective, minimalist rework with a hypnotic touch.
This excellent Gin Tônica EP shows off Leo Janeiro’s genius knack for vibrant rhythms.
Artist: Leo Janeiro
Title: Gin Tônica EP
Label: Cocada Music
Release Date: 2021-11-19