Premiere: Maria Rita – Lamento Africa/Rictus (Joakim Remix)


"Roll up! Roll up!"

The crowds began to gather outside the bright red and yellow tent as the last light of the summer evening began to fade. The vast big top would soon be packed to the rafters with a vigorous crowd of onlookers looking to celebrate the intricacy and delight of the circus. In the wings the performers sat nervously, they had been preparing their performances for what had felt like an eternity. Soon it would all be over in the blink of an eye and this night too would be gone. 

Maria Rita has been a somewhat unusual presence in the sets of many this year. This is in no small part due to the commitment and genre defying exploration of Glasgow's Optimo. The "Brasileira" LP was reissued earlier this year in collaboration with Selva Discos, now both labels have teamed up once again to offer a beautiful remix package. Listen to a reimagined version of "Lamento Africano/Rictus" by Joakim below:

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