SwitchSt(d)ance - Graveyard Shift (Beachcoma030) by Beachcoma published on 2014/05/21 19:14:40 +0000 Switch-stance is a skateboarding term referring to doing tricks "the wrong way" - like a right-handed person drawing with their left hand. The phenomenon began around 1989-90 with the arrival of larger-nosed skateboards. I remember having my mind blown in '91, watching "Video Days" for the first time and seeing Guy Mariano do a switch 360 ollie. SwitchSt(d)ance on the other hand is Marco Antão, an extremely talented DJ and producer from Lisbon, Portugal. He's one of the residents of the fabulous Lux club, a tremendous skater and our latest signing here at Beachcoma. The Graveyard Shift EP is aptly titled, for this is night-time music if there ever was any - a perfect soundtrack for the rave-slaves to begin their 8-hour stints in the factory. The four songs contained here take us on a journey from dusk till dawn, twisting and turning in their own space and time. Arpeggiated synths throb under haunting pads and strings, all being driven by the warm pulse of analogue drum machines. There's an overall classic sound, a nod to some of our favourite electronic masters, but everything is put through the wonderful and peculiar SwitchSt(d)ance perspective and ends up being as fresh as can be. Patient, yet persistent, the Graveyard Shift EP will suck you in when you hear it first from the safely of your bedroom, but surprise you with it's understated ferocity when dropped upon the dance-floor.