Review: Four tracks from Italian producer Dario Aieello's recent 'Cosmic Sailing EP' get the remix treatment. As with the original EP, the clue's in the title: if you're looking for peaktime stompers you'll need to look elsewhere, but if you're in seach of drifty, evolving cuts to soundtrack voyages through inner space, look no further. 'Storm' and 'Malvasia', remixed by James Bright and Blair French respectively, keep things super-chilled, Willie Graff's rub of 'Fenice' adds a lil' Spanish flavour, but for sunny afternoons spent slow-groovin' on an Ibiza terrace (if only!) Hot Toddy's remix of 'Neve Su Acireale' is the one.
Review: Lifting his alias from a Vitalic track released back in 2005, My Friend Dario returns once again to Italy's Hell Yeah label. The Catania-raised producer sends in a hell of a distorted guitar, soul and disco ballad that's big on tropical vibes and balearic spirit in "Montalbano" while heavier new wave and Italo-inspired sounds find their way to "In Gola". That distortion returns in "Salamon's Son" once again though this time it's coated over synths and keys alongside snapping drums machines, sultry vibraphones and sexy subbass. We wanna go to Montalbano!