Brazilian Giuliano Rodrigues come in for release #124 on Lucidflow, and it is a release that has a touch more poignancy than usual. While Lucidflow's A&R approach is often very open, creating ties as co-owners Nadja Lind and Helmut Ebritsch tour the world, Renascimento can be traced back to the roots.
Renascimento is the name of a bar in Buzios, Rio de Janeiro. After a fire, it was bought out and renovated by its owner DJ HELP. Under her stewardship, this was the first ever venue Giuliano played at in public, road testing many of the early Lucidflow releases. A story born from fire, like the mythical phoenix.
Giulano himself has been releasing since the mid-2000's, earnestly amassing over 300 releases on his own Movement Music imprint. Showing a full multimedia mindset, he often cuts his own videos for artists, including many of the Lucidflow family.
Here, we see his production nous in full swing, with the dark and tumbling 'Connecting Minds' leading the way. Full of pace, it is seared with filtering midrange, cutting across the middle distance melodies like forked lightning across the sky.
'Renascimento' itself is much more languid, easily conjuring up the sun thrashed afternoons of Brazil. It builds itself up only to tear itself down over an elongated breakdown. Not laid back enough? Then the 'Ultra Slow Mix' hits half tempo to really emphasise the dub angle, almost utterly timestretched in its approach.
Nadja herself takes the chance to exercise some adrenaline, taking on the rumbling 'Connecting Minds'. In 'Club Remix' guise, it works the tease angle by using a single first beat kick as the lynchpin for the extended intro. Post-break, it is in with the four to the floor and almost trance edged melodies take you right out into the cosmos. In an alternate take, the 'Ludid Moment Remix' uses the same structures and conceits, but at a much lower tempo and intensity. Rather than a rush to the stars, it's a rush to the beach.
The Renascimento EP releases on 2nd Feb. 2017 and the Nadja Lind remixes will feature Native Instruments' STEMS format for the tweakers.
Patrick Abou Faysal (): "" (will play)
Extra Music New (): "I will Play " (will chart)
Satoshi Fumi (Moodmusic,Plastic City,Klik,King Street Sounds etc.): "quality EP!love the sounds.Connecting Mind-Nadja Lind Club Mix for my set.deeeep!" (will chart) (will play)
Susan McAdams (Pressplay): "Great one, keep it up!"
Miroslav Digital FM (Digital FM): "Nice EP! Thanks DFM" (will play)
A-Kintero (intimate Project Music - ebb+flow - NYC ): "Renascimento (Both) & Nadja Club remix are fantastic...!! Thank You great great release....!!!" (will chart) (will play)
John Digweed (): "downloading" (will play)
Gabriel le Mar (): "a true highlight in 2016! brilliant EP, all tracks are excellently produced and arranged - hard to spot the best track since they are all well and i look 4ward playing them out loud." (will chart) (will play)
Danny Tenaglia (): "thank you" (will play)
Orde Slam (Soma/Paragraph): "thanx " (will play)
D. Diggler (too many, i forgot !): "Wow. Very cool stuff here. Love it. Nadjas clubmix is my fav!! " (will play)
Rebecca (xlr8r): "Will try it out, thanks!"
Stefan Weise (Wolf Trap, Lucidflow): "really good! love it. Thank you!" (will play)
Supagroove (aka Mark J) (Ahoren Music): "connecting minds is wicked (love all 3 versions) thanx!" (will chart) (will play)
Lee Guthrie ((Click Therapy/Wiggle/Cubism/SDA)): "Real nice pack, tough to pick a fave. Thanks :) "
Ilias Katelanos (Lovezone ,200 Records , I Records Acryl ,Etoka,Pesto): "excellent tracks !" (will chart) (will play)
Joanish (): "Connecting Minds - Nadja Lind Club remix!!!!" (will play)
Francesco Tarallo (Lucidflow, Trapez, Trapez Ltd., Airmusiq): "Thumbs up! Sweet music " (will play)
Ivan Garci (Lucidflow,Vlosfer records(manager)): "amazing reléase,Renascimento is my fav.nice one.Thanks." (will play)
Hervé Dias (): "Top Release! Love the deepness! Thanks" (will chart) (will play)
Nick Clarke (Eggworm Tokyo): "ultra slow mix is super smooth!" (will play)
Chris Fortier (): "nice"
Scientific Funk (Wiggle, Cubism, Dark Rhythms): "Ultra deep quality ep " (will play)
Francys (Aeon, Souvenir, Soulfooled, Poker Flat): "both nadja lind versions are nice support!" (will play)
Different Grooves (differentgrooves.com): "Both the versions of "connecting minds" are nice! thanks" (will chart) (will play)
Giuliano Rodrigues (Flowing Movement Music): "Lucid Moment is the future of Chill Out Music. Just love each song and details. The Club Version have something different. Good sounds on the remixes versions. " (will chart) (will play)
riccicomoto (LUCIDFLOW / Ibiza Global Radio / Retrospective Zoology / double7music): "thanx a lot for the sound...nice stuff in here...really lovin nadjas remixes...both of dem are great...needs a deeper listen...will play during my sessions & radioshow...enjoy your time...happy new year to all of you...best for 2017....!!!" (will play)
Matteo Pitton (Eintakt / Diametral): "I like the original and remix of "connecting minds"!"
Lucas Hulan (Microna, Nightphunk): "Wow great EP! " (will play)
Anton Tumas (Subtract Music): "Digging the Lucid Moment remix!!" (will play)
Helmut Ebritsch (Many): "test" (will chart)
Teknobrat (Karma Loft, Karma Dance, Restructured Records, Sounds Of Juan, Kulture Room): "Connecting Minds (Najda Lind Remix) rocks !!! Will play, support & test Thanks Teknobrat.." (will play)
DJ MARY FLAVORS (Radioradio Canada): "Love track 2 the best. All tracks are amazing." (will chart) (will play)
Onur Özman (Rebirth, Brown Eyed Boyz, Dutchie, Night Drive, Onethirty, Clubstar): "I really like the Ultra Slow version! thanks.." (will chart) (will play)
Radio show Soundtraffic - DJ RIM-K (): "Nice one, Connecting Minds is my favorite !" (will play)
Zamali (Timewarp Music - Kraaks records): "Nice EP. Connecting Minds (Nadja Lind Club remix) is my fav but all tracks are good. Big up" (will play)
Beat-Vision (): "great release" (will play)
Eddy Romero (Expmental/ Little Helpers / Lucidflow / Deeperfect): "Nadja's club remix sounds great ! also the renascimento one " (will play)
Misk (): "playlist and support in altroverso" (will chart) (will play)
Leonardo Chaibún (Buxton Records): "Renascimento and Connecting Minds (Nadja's Remix) got me really nice overall! Thank you" (will chart) (will play)
johnny mack (Deep House Radio): "Can't say enough good things about Lucidflow and the quality tunes that come from you and the artists. Always great!" (will chart) (will play)
Deepinradio (): "Cool textures!" (will play)
Livio Pinna (FormResonance): "Super Release, Connecting Minds(Club Remix )is just great " (will chart) (will play)
Dr. Lyria Messahel (Jazzradio.net): "" (will play)
Michael Stukes (MysticVibes): "Fullllllll support on this...... :O)" (will chart) (will play)
(): "nice package, renascimento is my fav thanks" (will play)
malchevsky (): "Quality as always:)" (will play)
Lou Lamar (): "This is a good slide into the New Year. I like Lindchens Connecting Minds Club Remix, it's like a sophisticated rolling thunder" (will play)
Jason Ireland (): "another great ep,good work guys.many thanks:)" (will play)
Kostas White (): "massive release connecting minds all 3 mixes are great thanks!!" (will play)
ABarth (phonanza fm): ""Renascimento" is a great, laid back track, I will feature in the show. I like the whole release, though!" (will play)
Alex Boneti (): "4 - Renascimento (Ultra Slow Mix) by Giuliano Rodrigues is very nice!!" (will chart) (will play)
Tim Benjamin (protonradio): "nadja´s club remix for me, thanks" (will play)
Steve Sculpher (www.groundworxsession.co.uk): "i'm liking Connecting Minds will play on our shows top release and thank you,,, Happy new year from all @ Groundworx " (will play)
Priya Sen (Euphoric Magazine): "Connecting Minds for me, thanks." (will play)
Jay Hill (King Street Records, Lucidflow, 3Bridge Records): "Nobody does minimal tech like Giuliano! the album artwork is just as beautiful as this sonic art <3" (will chart) (will play)
Hooll (Lucidflow, Krad recording, 324 recording and more): "amazing ep thx for share :) " (will play)