West Coast mainstay Dave Aju continues with his own varied style and pace, coming correct once again on Circus Company with a truly special three-tracker of straight up dance floor bombs.
This San Francisco DJ/producer is a master sampler, groove innovator and jazz influenced artist who has been with this label for ten years. In that time, he has turned out plenty of timeless LPs and EPs that have earned him a deserving reputation as a truly cultured craftsman.
Just in time for the warm summer months ahead, these pieces are fit for maximum daytime, nighttime, and after-hours pleasure respectively. The releas kicks off with title track ‘Love In Zero Gravity’, one of those raw undefinable Dave Aju grooves, loaded with soul and unique musicality. It builds in bass-heavy intensity, bright epic bursts and ecstatic waves like we’ve never heard from him before.
Next up the voodoo stylings continue on ‘Aubergine Dream’ but in a much deeper mode, where ultra-sweaty basement funk collides with the darkest shades of purple imaginable, all laced-up with otherworldly lysergic lines.
Finally, ‘Gatadu’ rounds things out with pure class, a bouncing robust house cut done-up with generous helpings of live percussion, rich textures, and Aju’s velvety vox – the perfect recipe to keep dancing long into Sunday’s sun rays, all smiles and sing-a-long vibes for the real heads and lovers.
This is another superb offering from one of dance music’s most fascinating artists.
1. Love In Zero Gravity
2. Aubergine Dream