Artist: ZAC, Circle of Life
Title: Kosmos / New Moon
Release Date: 10 December 2021

Supported by: Above & Beyond, Adriatique, Agoria, Anja Schneider, Armen Miran, Armin van Buuren, Bedouin, Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, Edu Imbernon, Ferry Corsten, John 00 Fleming, John Digweed, Joris Voorn, Markus Schulz, Mind Against, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Pete Tong, Sasha Carassi, Solomun, ao

Capping off a successful year, Tash's Movement Recordings welcomes Circle of Life and ZAC to the label for a special two track showcase. No stranger to Movement Recordings is Circle of Life who returns for his sixth appearance. The Serbian artist made his label debut in 2019 with the well-received 'Black Light' EP. The next two years would see the Belgrade resident forge a strong bond with the label, delivering three originals and two remixes across four excellent releases, while also landing projects for top tier imprints such as Beat Boutique, Beatfreak, Siona Records, Sprout and Hernan Cattaneo's Sudbeat Music. Meanwhile, making his label debut is Brazilian talent ZAC. The Santa Catarina resident has enjoyed immense success over the course of his fourteen-year career. ZAC's well-kept discography is highlighted by releases for Einmusika, Eklektisch, Freegrant Music and Warung Recordings. Now collaborating for the first time, Circle of Life and ZAC join forces for their much-anticipated double A-side vehicle 'Kosmos / New Moon'.

Beginning with 'Kosmos', Circle of Life and ZAC demonstrate just how strong their creative synergy is. Led by a robust groove, pulsating rhythms and astral stabs, its ethereal nature captivates from the outset. Dark and cavernous across the first act, a dramatic sensibility rises as flickering sonics and arcane overlays blanket the electric groove. Stripping down into the second of two breaks a more emotive sensibility rises, as luminous tonal themes provide a warm glow amidst a haze of colour and harmony, eventually giving way to a flurry of drums as the energetic groove drops for a spirited finale.

The duo's dual dance floor vision continues on the second and final selection 'New Moon'. Led by a warm yet punchy groove, its rippling rhythms and phasing atmospheres unite for a captivating storyboard. Energy rises quickly with its peak time drive and wonky lead synths, perfectly offset with layers of clattering percussion and astral effects, the latter of which provides a bridge into the main break. Melting down to a sonic sizzle, it's a billowing elephant-like theme which highlights the interlude, bringing with it waves of anticipation as a percussive cluster ignites a stripped back drop and devilish finale. A powerful production which rounds out a must-have collaborative project from Circle of Life and ZAC. Don't miss it.

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