Earlier this month, Berlin-based Portuguese producer Toada returned to his Plūma label with his latest EP, Airosa Melanina.
The Toada project, which launched in 2015, is defined by emotive and utterly mesmerizing melodies and intricate, playful rhythms that pull from Northern and Southern European influences. The Airosa Melanina EP reportedly follows some defining personal experiences that lead Toada to reflect on the nature of melanin and its role in shaping “social hierarchies.” The music on the EP is subtle and elegant, ranging from the transfixing grooves of “Airosa” to the drunken rhythms and morphing synth lines of “Melanina.”
In support of the release, Toada has offered up “Airosa” as today’s XLR8R download, available via WeTransfer below. You can pick up the full EP here.
Due to issues regarding the GDPR, EU readers can download the track here.