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- Edition of 300
- Hand painted sleeves by Márcio Matos
Two brothers based in Portugal and Luxembourg, PML Beatz evolve the Príncipe sound in an exciting way on their Pedra de 800 Kg EP. While this record’s rhythms are still anchored the stuttering lurch of batida and kuduro, the way that PML Beatz tracks jump from one sonic plain to the next is unusual and thrilling. Consider how the droning, gqom-showing ‘No Cubau’ is softened up by gentle licks from an electric guitar, or how another guitar calls like a (dub-)siren in the background of the similarly gqom-adjacent ‘Manganza’. Even Pedra de 800 Kg’s frantic eponymous closer has an air of mystery to it.