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Hot Picks: Senzala Delivers a List of Underground Delights

Senzala is a born and bred Londoner with roots tracing back to Brazil. An avid vinyl collector, his sound stems from years of collecting wax and exploring several sonic palettes. Today, he blends groove-rich rhythms with spiritual vocals, evoking trippy soundscapes. Previous releases span Cuttin’ Headz, SCI-Tec and Knee Deep In Sound, affirming Senzala as an artist on the rise. As a DJ, Senzala’s a regular on the Manchester and London circuits, and earlier this year, he joined the Crosstown Rebels crew for a Get Lost showcase in Miami. With more projects in the pipeline for 2022, Senzala is set to leave a significant stamp on the global house scene.

Damian Lazarus welcomes Senzala to his Rebellion label with 'D.O.D.'. Following Senzala’s offering to the 'Slowburn' V/A on the same imprint last year, the London-based artist delivers four tracks packed with sun-kissed beats and raw, percussive sounds. Conveying the essence of a party in the jungle, Senzala pays homage to Lazarus’ remote Day Zero festival in the Tulum jungle.

To celebrate his latest release, out August 19th, we asked Senzala to be the next guest in our Hot Picks series. As expected, he has served up some absolute gems - check them out below:

Traumer - Gonna Get [GETTRAUM ‎– GRHS001]

Always a groove and boots off on the dancefloor. Big tune from Traumer! Such a vibe.

J Dilla - Workinonit

J Dilla – In my opinion the best to sample. This tune is a vibe to chill to.

Argy – Tataki [Afterlife]

Released earlier this year, this was a tune that Tale Of Us had under wraps and was doing the rounds in Tulum. Brilliant production and very catchy tune. Big fan of all of Argy’s releases.

Mr.G - Music For All [Phoenix G]

Probably the only producer who I would buy a vinyl from without listening to it first. So consistent and never misses! Lives up to his name.

Sis – Trompeta [Sei Es Drum]

2008 Luciano was spinning this in Amnesia and wow what a tune! Perfect club for such a perfect tune. Up there with one of my favourites from Sis! They don’t make them like this anymore!

MP - Becki D [Soul Sity]

Locked groove, a tune you just want to dance to!

Barac - Variety of Different Feelings [Metereze]

Wicked tune with hypnotic sounds. Chilled vibes.

Butch - No Worries [Cecille]

Great tune from Butch, guaranteed to get the party started with this.

Jamie Jones & AMÉMÉ – Pliva [Cercle]

I’m a big fan of Amémé and this track with Jamie is huge!

Senzala - She Got It [MRKSF]

This was my first ever release and is a special track that started everything.

Senzala's 'D.O.D.' is out on August 19th on Rebellion.


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