Marcal debuts on Hardgroove with a 4-track EP, ‘Only Forward’. 

In late April, Marcal debuts on Ben Sims’ storied imprint Hardgroove with a new EP titled ‘Only Forward’. The four-track EP sees the Brazilian producer delivering pacey but funky warehouse cuts.

Only Forward’ is due out this friday April 29th, 2022 in all Digital formats via Hardgroove. Marcal is an increasingly important artist within Brazilian techno, confidently extending his global reach, and ‘Only Forward’ is another step forward. Fully recommendable. Full details below.

After racking up releases on Token, Rekids’ RSPX and Enemy, Marcal’s EP for Hardgroove sees the producer/DJ delivering pacey but funky warehouse cuts. The jacking, stan driven ‘Neuropeptide’ is a high impact opener, while the percussively frenetic ‘The Only Way is Forward’ keeps things warm with a looping wine wave riff. ‘Staircase’ follows with a choppy stomp defined by its tom-driven roll and detuned synth percussion before Marcal teams up with fellow Brazilians Invie and Gabal for ‘Same Address, a rousing closer with ‘4 am’ Banger written all over it.

Artist: Marcal
Title: Only Forward EP
Label: Hardgroove
Release date: 29th April 2022
Format: Digital


  1. Marcal – Neuropeptide
  2. Marcal – The Only Way Is Forward
  3. Marcal – Staircase
  4. Marcal, Gabal & Invie – Same Address

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