Oblako Maranta, the tribal techno and weird disco duo formed by Russian producer Radial Gaze and Italian A-Tweed, are set to make their debut on the label with their EP, ‘Maranta Kicks’. The EP consists of three original tracks and a powerful percussive remix by German poet and musician Bryan Kessler.
The duo has already released several tracks in different compilations by Samo Records, Electric Shapes, Playground Records, Rotten City, and many more. With ‘Maranta Kicks’, the duo brings their wild drums, analog synths, odd magic samples, and deep “Maranta” kicks to their first EP.
The opener is “Mongol Triol”, a track with tribal trance-inducing percussion, and deep basses. The synth-artificial jungle takes you on an expedition, gradually revealing a mysterious lead created with a TB 303 while the ethereal voices resonate in the background and keeps the journey alive. The following cut, “Pumas”, is slow, somniferous, and powerful. Resonant and metallic synths play in the background, while the rhythm slowly gains strength to enter the machine's gears. The non-stop percussion adds to the overall effect.
Bryan Kessler's remix follows, a lively and energetic cut. Sharp sounds accelerate the pace, welcomed by a fat and solid bass, playful and resounding percussion, snare rolls, and sedative vocals. The EP closes with ‘Vega’s Glove’, a frenzied and wild track. Melting synths generate the atmosphere, while the drum and bassline take you on a journey through a tunnel of delirium and bottomless pit.
‘Maranta Kicks’ by Oblako Maranta will be available on May 19, 2023.
Duro Label, founded in 2015 by Mexican producers Moisees and Theus Mago (aka Bufi), is a leading indie-dance and techno label in Latin America. It started as a local outlet but evolved into a global platform for unique sounds.