Numerology says number five represents “the center”. The harmony. Five is the number for union, protection — like a pentagram — and, obviously, magic.
And that’s exactly what ROXO 05 represents as well. The union of we all and our spells to awaken your senses. In our 11th year of live, we have 11 new tracks. We also have flowers, new places, we pray for tay k freedom, and so many other things you’ve got to explore.
With a very special artwork from Bruno Lisboa, ROXO 05 comes out as a good guy, who could perfectly be one of us. He represents hip hop culture, he enjoys looking good, but the most important is what’s on his inside. Those 11 tracks which represents his feelings, troubles and questions turned into beats by the hands of Arekkusu, Darksunn, E.A.R.L, Ghost Wavvves, Maria, No Future and OSEB.
To complete the harmony, you can grab your limited K7 edition to complete your collection. Now sit back, relax and enjoy.
Mixed and mastered by Diogo Figueiredo
Prepare yourselves for a transcendent journey.
You are going to travel around Saturn’s rings with captain E.A.R.L, who will help you to find yourselves (or he’ll probably leave you even more lost). Why? Well...his ERRRTANG SATURN mission started when he was very lost. He had no inspiration, no strength, but then he started to look out of this world and he found the truth out there.
Now, you can travel with him, you can find where Lucy’s diamonds are, you can tease and feed each other — maybe you can also eat some cherries on the courtyard — but make sure you don’t leave the freak before you go. Self discovery is a very complex process, so get in touch with your inner self and probably you’ll find other species, planets, colours, sounds...everything E.A.R.L shows you in EARRRTANG SATURN.
Producer, Beatmaker and cool kid, E.A.R.L is one of the most recent Monster Jinx’s recruits, so this is his first purple release. You can grab your EARRRTANG SATURN copy if you’re fast, getting the extra-limited dubplate edition. Afterall, E.A.R.L comes in peace and he will guide you until the end of the journey. Live long and prosper.
All tracks produced and mixed by E.A.R.L.
Mastering: Diogo Figueiredo
Artwork: David Almeida
*Please read in your best Fresh Prince voice*
Summer, summer, summertime
Time for Beat Camp, the MJ kind
Here it is the groove highly transformed
Just a lit bunch of beats from the swarm
Just a little somethin' to break the monotony
Of all that cloutcore bang that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control, well take a stand
Its all about the groove that soothes, that moves romance
Heres a soft subtle mix
All of it is woke so don't try to sleep on it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the bass and let the JBL blast
Stream our BC and let us run a while
And put your car on cruise and lay back 'cause this is summertime.
Contemplation isn’t what you think it is.
Contemplation isn’t about sitting quietly taking it all in.
Nor is it about reflective thought or deep meditation.
Sure, it can take you there. But it isn’t what it is about.
Contemplation is about color and shape — and not only to your eyes.
To your ears, too.
Maria’s debut EP on Monster Jinx concerns this concept.
The producer is affected by chromesthesia, a condition where sounds trigger you to experience color. For this project, he tried to control the condition, rather than just experience it. He decided to shape it.
Learning how to paint with sound, Maria realized he had to shape himself a contemplative journey — not an explosion of color, more of an immersion of live pigmentations, washes, iridescences.
Or whatever the music wanted to look like those late afternoons.