Switchdance (Beachcoma / PT)

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Territory: Worldwide


Switchdance – The Black Tape EP (Karakter Records, March 2017)

Born in the early eighties in Lisbon, Marco Antao is the man behind the name SWITCHDANCE which he adapted from a skateboard manoeuvre. He is one of the resident DJ’s at Lux Fragil, one of Europe’s most iconic night clubs, bringuing with him a unique perspective and diverse musical palette with the ultimate goal of challenging audiencies rather than pleaseing them.

 Upon first hearing, it sounds strange, confusing, somehow off, too slow, too dense, too obscure, too naked, too real. It is also equally challenging to classify or define – electronic, hypnotic, gothic, psychedelic, melodic, organic, minimalistic, futuristic, introspective. But beyond any and all clichés it really is music to feed your head, brain music if you will, because if you allow yourself to be drawn in, the melodies and beats take hold of you leaving you with a sensation of floating just above the dance floor. Here the music comes first, all hypnotic and retro-sounding arpeggios, sometimes out of tune or time, the profound introspective soundscapes are paralleled only by the depths of the journey upon which you, as a listener, embark.

*SwitchSt(d)ance @ Boiler Room Lisboa Dj Set

His residency at Lux Frágil has allowed him to share the booth with all of his favourite musicians and main influences. He has played all over Europe from Berlin to Barcelona, Warsaw, Amsterdam or London, to name a few, and was invited by the Red Bull Music Academy to play at two editions of Boiler Room. In 2014 he released his debut EP “The Graveyard Shift” on the berlin-based Beachcoma, with follow up “Daydreaming” landing on the same imprint in 2015, along with no “No Man’s Land” on the legendary Areal Records. In 2016 he released two EP’s in collaboration with Fairmont, “Precinct” and “Mood Ring”.

“The Black Tape” is his first release in 2017 and features 6 tracks which have been in development for the past few years. From mysterious opener “Bass Of Ace” with it’s ridiculously catchy lead arpeggio and hip shaking percussion, to the frankly beautiful introspective melodies of the titular track, the middle eastern gothic dance floor jams that are “Kala Bhairava” and “Limbo Walker”, and the Jon Carpenter influenced “After Dark” and “Father Nature” rounding out the EP and ensuring that there is something here for any fan of forward thinking electronic music.

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