London-based producer Lacuna emerges onto the dance scene bringing a unique new take on the tropical dance sound; on debut release “Sueno”, what emerges is a fusion of percussive, tribal, and tropical dance music. It’s a major statement that’s as lush and verdant as the young Londoner’s ambitions. Having trained as a drummer and percussionist from a young age, his productions retain a rich ensemble of live drums, congas and bongos layered over harder kick drums and snares. Listen here.
On “Sueno”, the first release from Lacuna’s forthcoming debut EP, he’s weaved a lilting pathway of merimba to cut crisply through the rattle and bass. It’s an addictively invigorating experience. Influenced as a musician by a wide range of genres; garage to pop to soul to afro-beat to Caribbean, Lacuna’s style incorporates interspersing syncopated marimba parts with big, heavy synths – creating a style that reflects Lacuna’s sunshine upbringing as well as overt technical ability.