The first taste from Joseph Capriati’s ‘Self Portrait’ has landed, as techno’s heir apparent drops a double shot from his hugely anticipated second album on the revered Drumcode imprint
The tracks ‘Awake’ and ‘Fratello’, have been highlights of Capriati’s sets in recent months, punctuating performances at landmark gigs such as his main room closing set at the internationally respected Time Warp Festival in Germany and maiden coast-to-coast tour of the US.
‘Awake’ was born out of Joseph’s longstanding love affair with Holland’s famous Awakenings parties and is a homage to the fanatical fans who turn out en masse at each event. Tense, atmospheric and relentless, ‘Awake’ captures the feeling of a momentary release of energy that is such a part of the high-octane Awakenings experience.
‘Fratello’ in particular is arguably verging on anthem status since it debuted in Capriati’s set last September, such is the following it has garnered since. A work of rare beauty, this is techno at its most emotive, as hypnotic melody is laced with intricate key patterns, while the Italian’s trademark shaking percussion propel the track forward.
The first sampling from his sophomore album due in September, the release lands at the beginning of a busy summer for Capriati, with an eight-date residency at Marco Carola’s Music On and a slew of festival appearances among the many highlights.