SLAM Radio: Magna Pia

Ahead of his debut EP on Soma, SLAM invited Magna Pia to put together the latest Slam Radio episode.

Artist: Magna Pia
Title: Venus Genetrix
Label: Soma Records
Cat. #: SOMA530D
Format: Digital
Release Date: 27th August, 2018

01. Magna Pia – Venus Genetrix (Original Mix)
02. Magna Pia – Percival (Original Mix)
03. Magna Pia – Judith (Original Mix)

Soma welcome one half of the Cassegrain project under his own alias, Magna Pia, for a special debut release on the label. Having conquered the Techno world as the duo Cassegrain, Hüseyin Evirgen has now decided to focus on this solo project for a series of releases with Soma. Venus Genetrix delivers all all fronts with a suitably raw and upfront sound.

Title track Venus Genetrix kicks of the EP with stripped back percussion gliding alongside pumping kicks as trance inducing synth elements working their way in gently – a heady and cerebral journey. Percival keep the momentum going and picks up the pace instantly with syncopated synth patterns guiding the way as a steadily mutating hook and driving drums create perfect dance floor weaponry. Judith closes out EP on a slightly deeper note. Vigorous, energetic percussive elements keep the impetus on the driving nature of the previous tracks but Judith is glued together nicely by a deep, atmospheric pad and hazy, filtered components.

A well crafted and immersive release, Magna Pia looks set to continue his fine run of form with this Soma EP.