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On the Magic Movements latest trick, Xique-Xique from Sao Paulo paint a psychedelic panorama of the mysterious world of Amazonia, full of waterfalls, bellicose woman, and an endless flora & fauna. By combining Brazilian rhythms with elements of techno, dubby house and plenty of bird sounds they create a unique bunch of vivid slow jams to get lost in. The set opens with the rolling rainforest rhythm of "1542", a floglicking trip complete with tumbling drums, sci-fi sine waves and buzzing synths. Ritualistic bells, spoken vocals and unnerving field recordings all combine for an out of body experience in the upper reaches of the canopy. Already a classic for those who enjoy 'romantic DJ dinners', "Xaxoeira" is finally available on vinyl for the rest of us. This vibey masterpiece is the straightest of the bunch, a proper slow-mo house tune, with a dark flute sample and a broken organ that grinds its way into the deepest corners of your brain. If you got down to the "Moon Faze Sun Gaze" series or Ruf Dug's tribal masterpiece on Balearic Blah Blah Vol. 10, you'll be all over this one! Over the corner, "Rio Negro" utilises dark sequences, chilly pads and subby bass swells to soundtrack the darkest jungle night, continuing the trip without overpowering our addled mind. Finally Nicola Cruz, fresh off the back of a stand out contribution to the aforementioned Moon Faze Sun Gaze series delivers a superb remix of 'Xaxoeira' which adds rolling percussions and delay madness to the original material. It's time to take a little trip!
Patrick says: Trippy slo mo rainforest tackle from Zique-Xique here on Magic Movement, culminating in a killer, post minimal - future primitive take from the mighty Nicola Cruz. Everything suddenly got a whole lot wonkier folks!
A1. Rio Negro
B2. Xaxoeira (Nicola Cruz Remix)