Boomkat Product Review:
N.A.A.F.I.’s Chilean attaché, Paul Marmota jumps to Lit City Trax for Adaptacion, a hard-assed but spaced-out sophomore album of steel tipped dembow drums and suspenseful synth pressure that falls neatly in line with the label’s world-spanning roster .
With dembow patterns increasingly, if not ubiquitously, the lingua franca of western dance-pop, producers such as Paul Marmota or the likes of Nigga Fox, Florentino, Elysia Crampton, Arca and DJ Python are the current avant-garde, pushing those patterns into fresh, exciting hybrids with techno, dancehall, cinematic electronics for the good of your dancing body.
Adaptacion is among the strongest examples of this push that we’ve heard in 2017, ten songs wide and just as deep, fathoming dark, technoid burners such as Signal and the properly forward body music of Xon along with the brute elegance of Tierra Incognita and slower, romantic downstrokes in the taut, pised groove control of Gio, or simply revelling in pure, lip-biting synthetic sensation with the biting distance and sharpened drums of sS.
Achingly strong album. Kinda unmissable if you ask us.