Reviewed this week
Milan's Simone Trabucchi, whom we know by the name of Dracula Lewis, launches his new STILL moniker on Berlin's predictably explorative PAN stable. The result, however, is something we haven't been explored to before and, for Italian electronic music, marks a fascinating new journey into 'outernational' sounds. All of these 9 sonic experiments are made up of peculiar ethnic blends that span from Rastafarian culture to Pan-Asian influences; most of the are tagged as 'riddims', attempting to form new and visceral forms of futuristic soundsystem music for the next century. We're not kidding when we say that this is the first time in a while that we've heard something genuinely different, genre-blending an, in a sense, utterly off-the-wall. Dancehall is in all of these tunes' DNA, but the execution is peppered with all sorts of sci-fi-leaning tricks and electronics, making it the perfect sort of material for fans of both dance cultures. Don't sleep on this one.
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