The third release from experienced Italian party series turned label Tropical Animals comes from a much loved Italian export, DJ Octopus. The Venice-based producer delivers the “Glue Monday” EP, a quartet of pulsating tracks, encompassing hints of retro-futurism and tense breaks.
Tropical Animals have been bringing the party to Tuscany since 2010 with guests that have included Luca Lozano, Interstellar Funk, Avalon Emerson or Ross From Friends. The formation of the label felt like a natural next step. DJ Octopus has been a regular guest at a party for a number of years, so it’s no surprise to see him appear on the label, still hot from well-received releases on Hot Haus, Chiwax, Shall Not Fade and Metal Position Records.
“Glue Monday Part 1” and “Part 2” epitomise 80s reverence, with thick, satisfying kicks driving the tracks forward, passing through a landscape of retro synths, New Order vintage era basslines and skittish percussion.
Release Date for both vinyl and digital – 19/01/19
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