The humble Brazilian party turned label Discobox Records is back again. Their vision involves re-imagining ’70s disco and the classic house sounds that followed with modern nu-disco and tech house sheen. The label acts as a natural extension of this, and their latest record marks the second release by Shake Machine, a new project by long time friends and veteran Brazilian house artists Daniel D and Robinho. After a well received debut single with support from artists like Miguel Migs, Horse Meat Disco, and Flash Atkins, the duo is back with "Eu Quero É House" and "Get Up."
The title song features a fat bass line, quickly becoming a characteristic of Shake Machine, along with groovy percussion and crispy synths. A funky vocal sample recorded by the duo itself, "eu quero é house" is Portuguese for "I want house" which mirrors the demanding response the Shake Machine has seen for the song in recent sets.
Exchanging moods with a more Italo-disco oriented vibe, "Get Up" uses complex drums with futuristic synth riffs and a female vocal sample. Another typical Shake Machine element is at play on this one: the breakdown uses a broken beat to transform the track into an exploration of funk fusion possibilities.
Remixing "Eu Quero É House", 294 Records owner Lucas Rezende makes his second appearance on Discobox and, as expected, delivers convincingly. Using only a few elements of the original, Lucas creates a totally different track with heavy bass lines, old-school drums, and 303 riffs - it's an acid flashback!
Vanilla Ace - “Good remix from Lucas Rezende.”
Robbie Hardkiss - “I’d dance to that … I dig it!”
Tommy Largo (Lost My Dog / Kolour) - “The Lucas Rezende remix for me … nice deep groove.”
Thee Cool Cats (Cuff / Get Physical) - “Nice one!”
Andrew Macari (Greenhouse / Tastie) - “Solid remix from Lucas Rezende! Great stuff.”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “Fun!”
Tad Wily (Homebreakin / Retrofit) - “Ace single … I’m loving the originals and the Lucas Rozende remix, too.”
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - “Dope release from Discobox! Parabéns para os meus irmãos no Brasil … valeu!”
Snooba (Radio Panik, Belgium) - “Happy, euphoric, and contagious.”
Cherokee (Cherry Global Radio Show) - “Cool! Nice crisp production … these tracks make you bounce!”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “This one does not take any prisoners! Heavy all the way.”
Niksa Dragolin (Eurostar Radio, Croatia) - “Old school disco vibes with nice synths and very nice groove changes and breaks.”
Brewster Brigham (Hip Replacement Radio Show) - “Just gimmie that bass line!”
Sam Hopkins (AccuRadio, Chicago) - “Love this … pure, simple four-on-the-floor house that stomps!”