The elusive and enigmatic Brazilian producer ‘CoastDream’ resurfaces this spring on X-Kalay with his third EP, and arguably best work to date.
CoastDream has garnered something of a cult following throughout the burgeoning lofi community; his instantly recognisable brand of woozy 5am power house and DIY club tracks form a signature sound few can come close to. We’re super excited to welcome him into the X-Kalay family.
Title track ‘Soft Moon’ opens with those thundering CoastDream drums and a squirming, infectious bassline before evolving into some seriously expansive blue sky house. Classic piano stabs, dreamy pads and woodwind-esque melodic interplay combine to carry us high and bathe us in unbroken South American sunshine.
A2 continues in a similar vein but leads us down a distinctly more tropical path. Bongos, shakers and that massive tom underpin the rhythm whilst we are serenaded on the breeze floating from a distant desert island, ‘Oh La La…”Proper Capri-Sun business this one…
On the flip, B1 takes us back to basics with a classic CoastDream club jam. More closely resembling the aesthetic of his earlier releases;‘About You’ hits hard with punchy drums, that trademark kick, and a basement groove that just cannot be ignored.
Closing things out, ‘La Esperanza’ embraces the unexpected with some of the fiercest breaks you’re likely to hear this side of the Amazon. Truly dangerous, bone shattering material; it attacks from the off and doesn’t stop until there’s nothing left. It’s an absolute roller coaster. Put simply, this is a track that showcases CoastDream’s undeniable talent and confirms the mysterious producer as one of the most exciting acts emerging today. Don’t take your eyes off this one!