The last time that Marcello Napoletano flew this far off the radar was on Jamal Moss Mathematics label back in 2012. Now the follow up release comes on another outsider label, Berceuse Heorique and again, Napoletano treats the listener to another freeform selection. While the Italian producer's house grooves have always been unconventional, going all the way back to Listen In Dreaming, this is in a whole different realm of weirdness. "Introspettivo" kick starts the release with doubled up beats and mad percussive whirrs and clicks and deranged cowbells. "New Old Think" goes in a jazzy direction with sax squalls fused with Patrick Pulsinger-style atmospherics and "Sunplasemood" ends the release with dubbed out beats and space invader bleeps.
Florentine imprint Bosconi get it right following the critical Altered Natives releases with this rough four track EP from compatriots Marcello Napoletano and IFM. The duo is probably at the forefront of the Italian house movement right now, and they fully demonstrate their innate capacity for delivering Chicago and Detroit influenced tracks that retain their own sonic identity here. Napoletano takes the lead, delving into fuzzy analogue jack on "Noise is the Cure" all filthy synth fills and rattling metallic drums, with "Summer Rain" occupying a similar machine funk vibe. IFM takes over with the introspective Detroit futurism of "The World Has Changed" but saves the best for last with the spastic screaming banshee jacking delight of "IFM Roots" a seriously, deliriously good track.
If you like your deep house lovingly crafted and exquisitely musical, Quintessentials' Deep & Raw & Real rarely disappoints. This latest installment features four more fabulous cuts to contend with, each delivering a distinctly different take on deep house. Ricardo Miranda's "Rush Hour" is wonderfully sleepy, offering hissing cymbals and super-deep chords. Toby Tobias, meanwhile, works the filters and backwards effects on "Love Papers", a real string-drenched sweetie. NO MILK's "Bubble People" ups the atmosphere again thanks to some choice double bass loops and distant jazz piano, while Marcello Nepoltano's "All My Things" brilliantly recalls early St Germain and Aqua Bassino.
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