Review: CircoLoco Records is a new record label forged in partnership with the iconic video game creators Rockstar Games. After four editions of colour coded releases, we now have the entire collection of 20 tracks compiled here in one package. From the Black edition there's the tunneling techno of Adam Beyer's powerful "Break It Up", from the Violet edition you have Margaret Dygas' majestic broken beat journey "Wishing Well", TINI with the neon-lit disco of "What If, Then What?" featuring Amiture (Green) and Sama Abdulhadi with the steely and hypnotic techno of "Reverie" taken from the Blue series - plus many more.
Review: As minimal house continues to hit the mainstream, there's no denying the likes of Rockstar Games and Ibiza hot house CircoLoco have something to do with it. Combining to create CircoLoco Records, it continues ist summer run of releases with a new various artist EP in Dreamin' Violet - featuring future classics from Luciano, Red Axes, Carl Craig, Butch and Margaret Dygas! With Luciano going deep, stripped back and minimal in "Mantra For Lizzie", Red Axes sends in a frenetic number of drum machine and synth laden mayhem. Carl Craig delivers a bass heavy, beat free and epic synth number "Forever Free", with Butch throwing down a stuttered rave vibe in the broken beat, drum and bass centric "Raindrops". With a slight Detroit mode surfacing too in Margaret Dygas percussive "Wishing Well", she keeps it slightly abstract to complete a package that presses all the right buttons - peak time or after hours.
Review: Cadenza head honcho Luciano has arranged a special series of EPs to coincide with the 15 year anniversary of his revered imprint, launching the first one a little while back dedicated to the summer season. Sequentia Vol 2 takes us into the Fall season with dimmer tones and snug vibrations, displaying all of Luciano's unique productions skills and his unrivalled touch on the mixing desk. From the enchanting classical vibes of "Sphere" or "My Fantasy" which are perfect for chilled afterhours moments, to sublime electronica on the deeper tip perfectly exemplified on epics like on "Aether" -it is evident that the Swiss legend still has the magic touch.
Review: Veteran Swiss-Chilean minimal producer Luciano is back with an impressive new EP that goes back to his underground roots. The Cadenza boss presents the Quarion EP for Santiago based homeboys Drumma, where he goes deep, dubby and hypnotic in near majestic fashion on the pre-peak time thriller "Barriere De Lumiere" (original mix). It also features a dreamy and ethereal rendition by label head honcho Felipe Venegas later. This is followed by the tripped-out and reductionist mini-funk of "Bip Bop Bap" (original mix) which is perfect for getting weird at the afterhours. A wonderful return to form from the superstar DJ.
Review: Cadenza's head honcho Luciano has arranged a special series of EPs to coincide with the 15 year anniversary of his imprint, launching the first one here to begin the festivities. This is the chapter dedicated to the summer season and contains five enchanting tracks with exquisite sounds. There are moments of lush and hypnotic freefall like on "The Amazing Lilou" or dive deep into the exotic on "Hiding Hearts" or "La Tirana Del Oriente" with their wonderfully employed classical instrumentation. Elsewhere, lose yourself in the sonic sorcery of "Magik Mechanics" which is classic Luciano - superb melodic minimalism. Each episode of the series is coming out in a different season of the year.