Review: There's some great momentum gathering behind Slowild's slo-mo electro movement right now. Each release develops the message of the previous dispatch - building a unique genre in the process. "Hot Night" kicks off proceedings on a moody slant with sly dubsteppy bass rasps slurring on the fills. "Do You Think Anyway", meanwhile, takes the sound palette of late 90s trance, slows it right down and adds a synthetic dub skank to the mix. "Abbaassamento" takes us to more of a ghetto/electro playing field while "Nervo Soffiato" brings us to a spluttering climax with a more uptempo bass growler.
Review: Following their slo-mo hardstyle album from Express Viviana, Slowild have delivered another absurdly pensive sub 90bpm package. Coming this time from fellow Italian Deejay Stella, we kick off with a theatrical skanky which spirals slowly towards the heaven, building up to a Birdy Nam Nam style rap section. "Tiempo Pierso" bounces with much more menace. Wobbling like a fat kid on a spacehopper, it's a gruesome journey into unknown sonic territories. "Mapping" leaves us on a 78bpm high thanks to a ghetto-minded rap loop and truly devastating beats. Drenched in drama throughout, Deejay Stella is reassuringly expansive.
Daniele Lo Presti - "Immenso - Outro Vol.002" - (2:05) 130 BPM
Review: The word 'unique' is grave danger of wheezing its last breath these days. Very few things genuinely are 'one of a kind' Especially in dance music. The crazy Italian kids at Slowild, however, are really unique. Taking hardstyle theory to the glitch and moombhaton audience, they've slowed down one of the scariest forms of music to create something really interesting. At points you'll be reaching for the record player to switch the speed up, before realising it's digital and supposed to sound this way. Oozing drama and imagination, this is the best hardstyle album you will ever hear.