Review: It would be fair to say that Lisbon-born, London-based Silvestre has developed a distinctive and unique trademark sound. Rich in dusty samples, reggaeton references and bustling, club-ready beats, his previous work for Diskotopia and Cr?me Organization is well worth checking. He continues on a similar tip on this Secretsundaze label debut. There's much to enjoy across the EP, from the dreamy tropical heat of "Lights" and melodious, post-dancehall fusion of "Fuego", to the drowsy, manipulated harmony vocals and skittish rhythms of "Paying The Rent". Antinote regular D.K delivers the headline-grabbing remix, turning "Fuego" into a bass-heavy chunk of tribal-tinged deep house.
Review: Following well-regarded contributions to compilations and split EPs on Loose Lips and Piraiso, Silvestre returns to Diskopia with his first solo missive for nearly three years. He seems to be in a reflective, semi-horizontal mood, which is no bad thing given the quality of EP opener "Ir A Sagres", a gently tropical mid-tempo bubbler that sees him expertly fuse elements of deep house and spacey nu-disco into one attractive workout. You'll find more warming drowsiness and deepness in the shape of "Deptford Bus" - all slowly shifting chords, gentle deep house drums and rich sub-bass - while "RC Shuffler" is a pitched-down chunk of deep house/dancehall fusion that could well be the EP's most arresting track. Should you need a little more energy, revivalist dream house number "Everybody Is Happy" will get you shuffling towards the dancefloor in no time at all.