Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014

Sam Paganini - Eros EP [DC096]




Having made his debut on Drumcode in January, the evergreen Italian producer is back with another four-track EP to follow up the enormously well received Prisma EP. Supported by DJs from across the spectrum from Drumcode stalwarts like Alan Fitzpatrick (Prisma) and Slam (Self Control) through to house music legend Erick Morillo (Back To Zero), Paganinis reputation within techno circles is well established with a recent releases on boasts Plus 8, Form and Octopus Recordings alongside Drumcode.Eros sets the tone for the EP with a hypnotic fusion of mechanical robot funk pitched to a shunting percussive groove that weaves its way through subtle washes of faint vocal snippets. Egotism ups the intensity with a cavernous big room workout that pairs heavyweight throbbing bass and harmonic rhythms to create a deep, snaking sonic ride. The Gypsy slips back down through the gears to work up a bumping groove that combines exotic tribal rhythms with otherworldly effects and wonky vocoder vocals. Finally, Wooden Toys continues the percussive feel of the EP with a slamming tech cut built on a swaying groove and punctuated with distinct rhythms and drawn out pads.

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