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Upfront, diamond cut club pressure from Nídia, DJ Lag, Circuit 900 and Kamran on London’s ever reliable Goon Club Allstars
Plucked from the top shelf of kuduro, gqom, and emergent hard drum disciplines, Goon Club’s first frenz and fam session gives the dancers something to properly get down with. It pairs established names such as Angolan-Portuguese dynamo Nídia with Wiley and Beyonce’s fave, DJ Lag, plus breakthru Danish producers Circuit 900, and even a rare outing from label co-founders Kamran to stake a heavy claim to the reopening dancefloors of 2021.
After working with Fever Ray and dropping her lauded debut album in recent years, Nídia lights it off with the strobing trance arps, scudding leads and glyding kuduro groove of ‘Melodie Glaçe’ in an update of her Principe zingers, while Durban’s DJ Lag holds down a seething gqom battering ram in ‘London Riot.’ On the flip Denmark’s Circuit 900 come with prime, colourful UKF vibes, like something one might have heard on Petchy’s classic radio shows during its heyday, and Goon Club’s own Kamran taps out a killer rhythmelodic code on the titular Persian drum with ‘Tombak Track’ sure to go off with fans of DJ Plead, Beatrice Dillon and Shackleton.