XINOBI – 1975
On 13th October Discotexas presents ‘1975’, the life affirming debut album by Xinobi, AKA Portuguese DJ, producer, musician and vocalist Bruno Cardoso. Xinobi has previously made waves with his remixes and re-edits of John Grant, Riva Starr, Toro Y Moi, Agnes Obel, Kris Menace and Nicholas Jaar. In addition to a string of high-profile re-rubs, Xinobi has built his name with successful singles for labels including Ministry Of Sound, Work It Baby, Discotexas, and Nurvous (part of the legendary NY house imprint Nervous).
‘1975’ is special. It’s packed full of sonically-rich, epic productions that sound big, but not bombastic or over-baked. They take in elements of Morricone-style soundtracks, dub, surf guitar, deep house, disco and acid, all delivered with a pop sensibility and individual flare that sets it apart from other, more generic dance music long players. During 54 minutes, the album roves from contemplative moments, deep dance floor dynamics to memorable choruses, adorned with a colourful and joyous array of sounds that are beautifully produced.
Despite Xinobi’s appetite for devouring various genres, there is a unique watermark and consistency to his output, due not least to his musical and arrangement-based skills.
Together with his friends and work-partners Moullinex and Mr. Mitsuhirato, Xinobi gave birth to Discotexas, a record label fast gaining traction, respect and renown.
‘1975’ is preceded by the single ‘Mom and Dad’ on September 19th, also on Discotexas.