KURUP

Hailing from Brazil’s vast Cerrado region and now based in Porto, Portugal, Kurup’s weighty, downtempo tracks sound like shadows creeping across a forest floor: inexorable, mysterious, strangely alive. The Cerrado is home to the most biologically diverse tropical savannahs in the world, and Kurup’s music reflects a sense of being surrounded by a living, breathing landscape. He builds his songs out of earthy kicks and faint tendrils of melody that slice through a canopy of atmospheric delays, and then populates the empty space with clicks, rustles, and rattles, evoking an environment brimming with unseen organisms. Though often very slow, Kurup’s music is a prime example of how, even at a low BPM, electronic folklore is highly danceable. The name behind the project, Renato, is from the artistic collective “Limbo” which organizes parties and showcases around the world with immersive musical acts, visual installations and performative arts.

 
 

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