Title: Only Forward EP
Cat. #: HARDRGOOVEDIGI010
Release Date: 29th April 2022
1) Marcal – Neuropeptide
2) Marcal – The Only Way Is Forward
3) Marcal – Staircase
4) Marcal, Gabal & Invie – Same Address
Marcal debuts on Hardgroove with his ‘Only Forward’ EP.
In late April, the four-track EP from the hotly tipped Brazillian artist lands on Ben Sims’ storied imprint.
After racking up releases on Token, Rekids’ RSPX and Enemy, Marcal’s EP for Hardgroove sees the producer/DJ delivering pacey but funky warehouse cuts. The jacking, stan driven ‘Neuropeptide’ is a high impact opener, while the percussively frenetic ‘The Only Way is Forward’ keeps things warm with a looping wine wave riff. ‘Staircase’ follows with a choppy stomp defined by its tom-driven roll and detuned synth percussion before Marcal teams up with fellow Brazilians Invie and Gabal for ‘Same Address, a rousing closer with ‘4 am’ Banger written all over it.
Marcal is an increasingly important artist within Brazilian techno, confidently extending his global reach, and ‘Only Forward’ is another step forward.