Label: Viaggio Recordings
Following on from their standout debut release, Viaggio return with another collection of global grooves, formulated by co-captain of Viaggio Recordings, Musta. Nestled alongside Musta’s productions, Disco Halal affiliate and man of the moment, Kincaid takes to remixing the mind bending ‘Cantana’.
The A side is an invite into the inner circle of the tribe, with melodic messenger Musta leading the dance. Rome born, Sardinia based, he channels the sounds, sights and feelings of his time spent living in South America into the tribalistic ‘Cantana’. Hypnotically rhythmic, drawing on local samples and entrancing, percussive loops, Musta weaves organic, analog synths and beating kicks to form its basis. The energy conjured is animalistic, moving bodies with a purpose drawn from deep within. Enter the spiritual vocal – as infectious as they get, it’ll have dancers imitating the chants without them even knowing what they’re doing.
Who better to remix this far-flung treasure than rising star, Kincaid. Taking ‘Cantana’ and twisting it into a tripped out roller, that transplants Musta’s exotic soundscapes into a distant cosmos. Surging synthesis, tectonic echoes and wobbly, otherworldly tinges pop and crackle throughout. It’s a grittier, glitchier affair with a more electronic, distorted feel, yet it’s roots still remain in that warm, earthy aesthetic with its rich, tactile tones.
Take to the flip side and Musta swaps the baked earth, for the sandy tropical disco sounds of ‘Mangiamo’ – further bringing that South American flavour to the fore. Strutting guitar riffs blend with fiery bongos, whilst a punchy bass strides over the top. It’s uplifting, alluring and drenched in the kind of zesty sax lines that will bring a smile to the face of any frown it comes up against.