Portugal's blastah is one of those artists that any club kid knows, without knowing it. Every track he has dropped in the last two years has been DJ gold, and have been consistently rinsed around the world. There are understated Rihanna covers, Daddy Yankee edits, and proficient original club productions - a cut for any mood and time of the night. His catalog has earned him gigs at Trade (Berlin), Sauna (Milan), Mutualism (Leeds), and more in the last year- boosting his profile, and making him an artist to watch in 2019. The Lisbon DJ\producer is releasing an EP with Santa Muerte's Texas imprint Majía in February. The project, entitled "Dog," is a clear example of the 24 year old's versatility. There is an obvious club track, in the monstrous baile-funk influenced "Calor," but that track stands alone in its singular dance floor aim. "Last Wordz" is a romantic, Kizomba influenced cut, the only track devoid of an 808, and is a nod to his mentor, Lisbon's DJ TIba. The most exciting tracks on "Dog" are the collaborations with vocalists: London's Don Sinini, and Osaka's Le Makeup. "Level It" sports an Atlanta trap influenced instrumental, featuring the quickly rising London artist Don Sinini- think Future x Metro Boomin for contemporary club. Standout track "Changes" features Japanese artist Le Makeup, whose echoing vocals propel the song into a despairing anthem. The production duties were shared by blastah and Le Makeup, and is a good indicator of why the extreme moodiness comes off so comfortably. This release will satisfy DJs, nightlife enthusiasts, and causal listeners. "Dog" releases on Majía on February 22nd.