Review: Biomorph is the debut album from Enrico Sangiuliano, an artist who has previously featured on Adam Beyer's label. As the industrial drones of "Functional Basic Unit of Life" and the rugged electro on "Generative Model" and "Arboreal" all demonstrate, he has mapped out a route that stops off at many diversions. However, at his heart, the Italian producer remains a dance floor techno lover - and he expresses this passion most eloquently on Biomorph with the epic, trance-influenced "Cosmic Ratio" and "Hidden T" as well as "Multicellular", a storming big-room affair that is led by a tearing, system-levelling bass.
Review: Budding Italian DJ Enrico Sangiuliano has been mentored by Adam Beyer for a little while now, and here we have his latest single Astral Projection, again on the Swedish producer's Drumcode imprint. In the year since his last outing it seems the Berghain effect has rubbed off on Enrico, who has now rustled up two slices of big room techno. The title track features celestial crescendos, thumping big room beats and big, echoey melodies that work equally well in a sweaty warehouse party or open-air festival. "Blooming Era" meanwhile is more at home in the former, with slashy hi-hats, punishing kicks, bass rumbles and sinister atmospherics.
Review: Sangiuliano is an Italian DJ who has been associated with Adam Beyer through a release on Truesoul. Now he steps up for the Swedish DJ's main imprint with this killer big room record. The title track is a brooding bass-heavy affair that is very much in line with Beyer's own sound. On "Ghettoblaster" he mixes up the approach; break beats hip-hop scratches and tiny vocal snippets all come together over a moody jungle-inspired low end. While "Dutch Kiss" sees him explore a more house-oriented sound thanks to its hypnotic organs at its core is a robust bass that bleeps and spits furiously.
Review: A big congratulations to Adam Beyer and his esteemed Drumcode imprint celebrating 20 years in the business. His techno powerhouse has continuously and effortlessly remained relevant, championing the work of fellow Swedish legends Cari Lekebusch, Joel Mull and Christian Smith, to late noughties heroes like Paul Ritch, Kyle Geiger and Pig & Dan to present day stars like Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati and Luigi Madonna. There's a lot of serious peak time artillery on here, rest assured. But for us, the highlights weren't limited to Alan Fitzpatrick's uplifting and downright epic "Terra Firma" with its massive drop, head honcho Beyer and Mark Reeve's "Nine Of You" with its darkly fierce and tunnelling groove plus Truncate's killer remix of Dustin Zahn's "Miss You". Honourable mention to newcomer Boxia; he's surely one to watch if the banging "Revolution" is anything to go by!