Portuguese dance trio Firma do Txiga head to Príncipe for new album, arrive there in different cars and wearing false mustaches

Portuguese dance trio Firma do Txiga head to Príncipe for new album, arrive there in different cars and wearing false mustaches

Our friends in Tokyo and other densely-populated Asian cities may not entirely sympathize, but when we “westerners” consider an elevator or subway car “too full” in the moment, it’s usually a testament to our phobia of getting too close to our proximate humans.

Personally, I relish the temporary room for a little quick cardio brought about by a fortuitously empty lift, so I don’t really blame Portuguese dance music trio Firma do Txiga for leaving some breathing room between one another on their very first self-titled release for the Lisbon-based Príncipe label (whose stated mission, btw, is to release “100% real contemporary dance music coming out of this city, its suburbs, projects & slums”).

Basically, any prior assumptions that members of a band need actually “play music in the same room with one another” need to be reevaluated after hearing this record — because K30, DJ NinOo, and Puto Anderson are doing things somewhat “detached” for this first go-‘round (nobody likes to feel hot breath on their neck while they’re producing hot beats, I suppose). The album — which arrives digitally on June 16 — takes the form of three 7-inch records, each of which is dedicated to music from just one single band member.

You get the impression from listening to some of the Firma do Txiga’s sample tracks down below that the group name could’ve been used and nobody would’ve been the wiser (excepting Puto’s DJ call), but at least this way we get to play the fun musicological game of trying to pick out the proclivities of each of these talented newcomers on an individual level. It’s time for a little granular musical analysis, everybody! Have at it:

Firma do Txiga tracklisting:

01. K30 - Era Uma Ve(z)
02. K30 - Hora da Casa
03. K30 - Sistema
04. K30 - Melodias do K30
05. DJ NinOo - Ambientes Leves
06. DJ NinOo - Saudades do Russel
07. Puto Anderson - Éh Brincadeira
08. Puto Anderson - Gritos do Infinito

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