For our 14th release, we are really pleased to welcome Portuguese producer MEDIO aka João Rodrigues to Skalator Music.
Best known for his Techno output as Temudo in labels such as Synewave, Planet Rhythm, Mord, Modularz and more recently on his own imprint, Hayes Collective, João Rodrigues is one of the most iconic producers in Portugal; As Medio, he has released on Close 2 Death Recordings and Razat’s Lab, label founded by Portuguese producer Razat, who sadly passed away last year, after a long battle against cancer.
This release encompasses João’s last output as Medio, delivering a three track E.P. and showcasing his unique approach to drum and bass production.
A // MEDIO – O LADRÃO
The E.P. kicks off with the title track – “O Ladrao”. Medio takes a minimal and hypnotic approach on this one, disclosing the unconventional sound aesthetics that mark this whole E.P. Led by a stepper kick and snare drum pattern, dark atmospheric washes and blended other-wordly effects, this track is sure fire in any sweat driven sound system dance floor.
B // MEDIO & RAZAT – 2006
This one is a very special track, as Medio collaborated with Razat to deliver “2006”; distorted drum patterns mark the unsettling rhythm that keeps the pace of the track on its toes, guided by mysterious pads and abnormal synth driven noises. The transitions are a must listen on this track encompassing freakish sub bass noises with an abnormal “we’re watching you” tonal feeling.
C // MEDIO – DVRTD
Closing off this E.P. in style, “DVRTD” delivers a fast paced rhythm track supported by distorted drums, bass and effects. The slick sub gives the listener the wrong impression as the track transitions between dance frenzy and uncanny soundscapes. One of the favourites on the dance floor.