Various Artists - Genesis Vol. I
For the debut Paraíso release the label has chosen to go with some of the most active producers currently working in Portugal's electronic music scene.
The record opener, 'Infesta' by Internal N.Y. Rhythms (also known as Trikk) is a raw, melodic cut, punctuated by percussion that transpires tropicality. Emauz, one of Lisbon's most interesting new producers, delivers 'Pitched' - her debut release on vinyl and an energetic and original track, with a beautiful driving bass and effected claps and cowbells. On the flip, Violet (One Eyed Jacks, Rádio Quântica) delivers an unapologetic ode to early trance with 'Eternal Fountain', all dreamy arpeggios and snare rushes, while José Acid's 'No Ego' injects the addictive, beautiful 303 sound into the equation, creating a sonic love letter to the pioneers of the very brand of raw, emotional dance music that inspired Portugal to have its own movement.