May has started and what a better kick off if not with a new Afterlife release? This time, Tale Of Us’ imprint welcomes Benny Rodrigues aka ROD with his 4-track EP ‘Brighten Up Bunny;’ for a moment forget the softer vibes of the previous releases to jump into the crowd in the middle of the set.
Starting with bright, uplifting synth notes and a weighty kick drum – Rodrigues’ fresh take on the Afterlife sound. The melodic sound will bring you into a rising mystical journey in which time is marked by the fast beat progressions. Getting deeper and darker with ‘Welcome Back Mama’, ROD fuses razor-sharp claps and a punchy bassline to dazzling effect. The track is the perfect choice to push the crowd to the limit. ‘Melodi’ takes an eerie turn, burying the drums under metallic shimmers and disorientating reverberations. The record will bring you back to the deepest dimension of music; the minimalistic percussion keeps the tempo until FJAAK remix. He treats ‘Welcome Back Mama’ with a warehouse-ready pulse and sharpens its edges. With its non-stop rhythm, FJAAK remix will drive you to the party until the sun is rising.
The whole EP is out now on Beatport. Don’t forget, if you’re around Milan next week, Afterlife will stop in the city for a special party. More info here.