As heard on "Afro," a contribution to Warp's CARGAA 1 compilation, Blacksea Não Maya have a soft spot for melody and emotive undercurrents. Calor No Frioo benefits from flexing that muscle. It's the driving force behind "We Send This," a fidgety anthem of sorts that features the core trio with former collaborator DJ Joker. BNM made a video for the song, and as in those visuals, it's easy to envision the euphoric sample cut-ups and poignant synth lines marking the high point of a long night out with friends.
DJ Kolt & DJ Perigoso's moon-lit "Assabakuse" makes great use of melody, too, but holds back the emotion and tonal range for a more mysterious effect. On "Perseguição," the pair does Príncipe's riotous, atonal beat melee with expectedly wild abandon, which DJ Noronha & DJ Kolt's "Batidongoo" can't quite match. Closing out the B-side is the more traditional shuffle of "Comandante Em Chefe," a fine club track whose approach feels somewhat out of place on an otherwise progressive EP.
Sun / 10 Jan 2016
A1 DJ Kolt & DJ Noronha - Batidongoo
A2 DJ Perigoso - MacoBayou
A3 DJ Kolt & DJ Perigoso - Assabakuse
B1 DJ Joker, DJ Kolt, DJ Noronha & DJ Perigoso - We Send This
B2 DJ Kolt & DJ Perigoso - Perseguição
B3 DJ Kolt & DJ Perigoso -Comandante Em Chefe