Review: Italian duo Fabio Giannelli and Alessandro Gasperini aka Glowal debuted on Adana Twins' TAU label last year and have since appeared on Innervisions, Siamese, Afterlife and Suara. They continue their winning streak with their sophomore release which comes courtesy of Berlin-based institution Watergate. The Night Queen EP features four servings of solid dancefloor drama: from the bass-driven hypnotiser that is the title track, the evocative mood music of "Moment" featuring Simon Batten's charming vocal work, and finally the moody minimal trip of "Antenna" which is perfect for the warm-up or the afterhours alike. An EP that is sure to cause a buzz this summer.
Review: Glowal is a new project comprised of Alessandro Gasperini and Fabio Gianelli, who have had tracks released on Innervisions, Suara and Siamese. On their new effort the Revolver EP, you will experience a three track intergalactic journey, representing the pair's perception of electronic music - combining strong vocals with rolling basslines and sharp synthesizers. Commencing with the sheer tension and suspense of the title track, which brings an overbearing sense of sci-fi futurism to the dancefloor, followed by the melodic techno of Skin" and the chugging dancefloor drama of "Without End".
Marino Canal - "Men Of No Purpose" - (6:40) 120 BPM
Charlie Thorstenson - "Skuggor" - (8:31) 124 BPM
Adriatique - "Grinding Rhythm" - (6:18) 123 BPM
Glowal - "Flowers On Tears" - (7:23) 126 BPM
SOEL - "Oberon" - (6:07) 123 BPM
Review: This second split release on Siamese follows last year's first Anthology instalment and focuses again on melodic, electronic house. Label owners Adriatique's "Grinding Rhythm" sets the tone, with its subtle, intricate rhythm and understated melodies. It's the kind of track that will work in a number of settings from warm up to peak time, albeit for a more discerning crowd. Soel's "Oberon" is more dubby but is also shot through with a moody undercurrent, thanks to the ominous riffs that accompany the rolling arrangement throughout. Marino Canal's "Men of No Purpose" is somewhat deeper and even veers toward an epic sensibility thanks to its frosty synths, but retains its dance floor focus thanks to a tricky supporting rhythm. if you're looking for a refined, futuristic take on house, check this release.
Review: Well it is that time again: revered Berlin imprint Innervisions presents the 11th installment in the acclaimed Secret Weapons series, and as always does exactly what it says on the tin. Expect the very best in emotive house and melodic techno as curated by Ame and Dixon - who stated quite succinctly themselves as "to create vivid moments, be it after hours or peak-time.' Highlights coming courtesy of rising Spaniard Pablo Fierra on the folk-inflected/sunkissed vibe of "Tel Aviv To Casablanca", the return or veteran British producer Thomas Gandey (Cagedbaby) who teams up with Santiago Garcia on the spooky dancefloor drama of "On Two Strangers", Israel's Yotam Avni who continues his impressive run of tracks into 2019 on the utterly hypnotic "Regis Is For Regisford" while label staple Denis Horvat gets into some properly futuristic groove action with "Vetiver".