Review: Tech house hero Giuseppe Tucillo is known for some great collaborations over the years with the likes of Ralph Lawson, Willie Graff and Visionquest head Shaun Reeves. In fact, around this time last year, he and the latter presented the great 'Fill Callings' EP on Archie Hamilton's Moscow Records, but strikes out on his own here on the 'Work It' EP. From the groovy and swing-fuelled boompty business of the title track, to the minimal and dubby deepness of "Modern Love" and the equally understated and afterhours minded "Libellula" - this veteran Italian producer never fails to impress.
Review: A single-track release here from Italian veteran Tuccillo, coming on Kisk's label Apparel Music. 'Hear Me' opens with intricate, toppy percussion before introducing a hefty yet pleasingly understated bassline, which is then further augmented by a meandering and heavily treated guitar part, atmospheric synth sweeps and a chipmunk'd female vocal sample (think Akon's 'Lonely' or The 411's 'On My Knees'). The end result is a delicate, lightly jazz-tinged affair that's still surprisingly floor-friendly, thanks in no small part to that unassuming but heavyweight bass throb: obvious, instant and in-your-face 'Hearme' is not, but it could still turn out to be the sleeper hit of the summer.
Review: UK tech house hero Archie Hamilton celebrates a decade in the business for his beloved Moscow imprint. To celebrate this milestone, he's releasing a compilation featuring some of his favourite tracks from the last decade, where he looks through the back catalogue to bring you this timeless mix. Hamilton's own work is obviously pervasive, with highlights including the Inxec remix of "Two Time" that just so happened to be one of the imprint's very first releases, in addition to his collaboration with label staple Noha on "Lip Service" which gets an infectious rework by Romanian power duo SIT, and the ever reliable Samuel Andre Madsen giving "Informer" a typically swing-fuelled Reshape. Elsewhere, scene legends like Argy ("Siesta''), Shaun Reeves & Tuccillo ("Fill Calings") and GummiHz appear - the latter with his stellar remix of Keinton's "Strip Poker".
Review: A true keeper of dub and groove Shaun Reeves hits the beat again with Giuseppe Tuccillo for a rare collaborative session outside of Visionquest. Three tracks deep, inclusive of a looped-out Floog version, the record defines itself with straight up analogue grooves strafed by vocoded synths, dubby techno resonances, melodic basslines and abstract percussions panned to effect! "Anak" takes the record down a straighter course through minimalistic blips, bleeps and indercerable vocal snippets. Deep, dubby and minimal calls!