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First Listen: Circula – ‘Lunar Visions’ (Tokyo Wax)

There’s got to be something in the water down in Peckham. With a growing collection of quality record shops – including Rye Wax, YAM and Do!! You!!! – as well as vinyl-friendly labels like Rhythm Section (headed by Bradley Zero) and 22a (home to Henry Wu and Tenderlonious), the South London neighbourhood undoubtedly has one of the most exciting scenes in the capital.

Another burgeoning local collective is Tokyo Wax, a gathering of creatives that started with radio shows and promotion before forming a record label as a platform to release their own music. Label owners Presence and Persona kicked things off with Tokyo Wax’s first EP, with the second offering, ‘Lunar Visions’, coming from 20 year old mastermind Circula on October 12. The young producer already contributes music to film and has released an acclaimed 12″ on Discos Dead Records. His latest project explores a wealth of sounds, utilising unusual samples and off-grid percussion – as well as featuring a cinematic remix from prime Ethiopian talent Endeguena Mulu.

Stream the title track ‘Lunar Visions’ below – an emotive mixture of sleek Kalimba strikes, drifting synth lines and snapping percussive work that harbours a menacing undercurrent. Tokyo Wax are certainly ones to watch in the coming months – keep up to date with them on Twitter and Facebook.

‘Lunar Visions’ is out October 12 on Tokyo Wax.