The latest missive on Brazilian imprint No Rules showcases tracks from label chief Rafael Cancian, and rising star Marselo Dionisio. The pair join forces on lead cut 'Untitled 018', a gorgeously synth-heavy number that wraps a bassline reminiscent of synth-pop interpretations of late 1980s Chicago house in dreamy pads, jacking percussion fills and the bubbliest of electronic lead lines. Dionisio then steps up to the plate with solo cut 'Sem Nome', an attractive fusion of retro-futurist synth-pop and turn-of-the-90s piano house, before Cancian rounds things off with 'Metro (1989 Mix)'. This doffs a cap to both mid-80s NYC proto-house and the late '80s productions of Brit-in-New York Paul Simpson, particularly his productions for Adeva. Like the rest of the EP, it's genuinely excellent.
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