The long running, and always essential, Get Physical label is back with a new record from a new name to their ranks. That name is São Paulo’s very own Andre Salata and the EP is 'Magnetism'. Formerly known as Elemental X, the Brazilian producer is a music teacher and runs workshops so is always spreading the good word of electronic music.
'Magnetism' opens the release and is something of a peak time tune with coarse textures and pixelated melodies. It scraps and squirms along and is sure to inject energy into any set. 'Symbols' comes up next and is a more dub techno leaning track with rattling chords and wide open spaces, which really draw you in. It is full of tension, followed by release - and is a piece of work which really announces the man behind it.
On remix detail is dubspeeka, a long standing Brazilian star, who reworks the track into something stripped back and tough, rolling and rock solid. Overall then, this is a fine EP, once again, from a great modern label.