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ARTIST
TITLE
Black Belt
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
DEDGE 012CD DEDGE 012CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/15/2013

D-Edge Records are proud to present Black Belt, the debut album from Brazilian DJ, producer, club, and D-Edge Records label boss, Renato Ratier. After emerging with some already impressive EPs, the time has now come for a full artistic statement that spans 17 tracks of slo-mo electronics, deep house ambiance, and tripped-out, disco-inflected grooves. Rather than this being a collection of dancefloor tracks, it's more a carefully programmed journey that takes you up and down through many different moods and grooves, but all of them united by Ratier's analog textures, unfamiliar hooks and futuristic melodies. Opening with the found sound recordings and muffled ambiance of "Love Me Tokyo," the album goes through the funky licks of "Jamaicanese," the well-sampled "Midnight Sun" and freewheeling deep house and ethereal melodies of "Teatime." The latter half of the album points more towards the dancefloor with the title-track's knotted bass line, the deep and spaced-out house hypnosis of "Fetisshu," and plenty more besides. It's a stunning debut from one of Brazil's most important figures.