Paz & Amor, or "peace and love", is the solo début of deep, hypnotic Batida grooves by DJ Lilocox. A longtime core member of Lisbon's Príncipe label, Lilocox is one third of the PDDG (Piquenos DJs Do Guetto) crew beside DJs Firmeza and Maboku, and accounts for half of CDM (Casa Da Mãe), also with Maboku. In solo mode Lilocox alloys sensuous atmospheres with rolling percussion in a widely appealing style that resonates with the slickness of the Sonhos & Pesadelos LP (P 020LP) by his near namesake, DJ Lycox, but personalized by more spacious production values and a rugged vision of dancefloor romance and energy. With the CDM project on hold for now, DJ Lilocox presents a more mature sound now characterized by his focus on rhythmelodic cadence and synthetic sensuality. Between the album's lusting highlight in the Ron Trent-esque Afrohouse of "Fronteiras", to the starker, gqom-like tension of "Ritmo & Melodias", Lilocox plays to the 'floor's timeless needs in a ruggedly forward manner, deftly shifting his weight from a pendulous footing of "Vozes Ricas" to the woodblock knocks and drones of "Paz & Amor" and the snake-hipped swinge of "Samba" with the dancer's balance and emotions always a priority. After the scorching début EP from P. Adrix (2018), the first solo DJ Lilocox record perfectly demonstrates his depth and diversity whilst maintaining Príncipe's rarely paralleled and flawless reputation for the freshest, timelessly effective dance music. Edition of 500.
|A2||Ritmo & Melodias|
|B1||Paz & Amor|