Artist: Gabriele Carasco meets Acirne
Title: Jaquet EP
Cat. #: AMAMRLX001
Release Date: Feb 28, 2012
Gabriele Carasco teams up with fellow Italian Producer Acirne on their debut EP collaboration of dreamy minimal techno grooves for AMAM Recordings! The duo’s sumptuous Jaquet EP is the first release of the new AMAM RELAX series, created by label owner Alessio Mereu to curate the softer side of the label’s output – but don’t expect pure ambient electronica – rather, well-crafted and serene dancefloor stunners, ideal for the record selector looking to subtly finesse a crowd, or set the perfect pace at the afterhour!
The title track is a poised and elegant number featuring shimmering seventh chords, a sauntering, melodic bassline and twinkling keys. And while most contemporary club tracks urge you to “jack it” through rhythmic overdose and a battle of who’s-the-loudest, “Jaquet” is pronounced the French way – softly that is, and with intrigue. You see, Carasco and Acirne would prefer to jack you gently; like a warm bubble bath, rather than a gushing fire hydrant! On the B-side, the aching and lovelorn vibe of “Rebica” is embellished with radiant synth melodies, sturdy shuffling percussion, and punctuated by sneaky acid lines. On remix duties, AMAM labelmate Hooved brings contrast to the EP with his dark and muscular version of the title track. A snare-heavy rework of cold yet undeniably funky sounds! As an exclusive digital bonus, Carasco and Acirne offer the soothing “Deram”, with lush drawn out pads that wash over the listener in gentle waves, as warm as a mother’s heartbeat heard in utero.
While AMAM has established a reputation as a home for throbbing techno and contemporary house music tracks from Alessio Mereu, Jay Haze, Mikael Stavostrand, Hooved and former Duoteque collaborator Andrea Ferlin, the label’s venture into new territory with the launch of the RELAX series shows maturity and dedication to more than just peak time “bombs”. Both Gabriele Carasco and Acirne are part of the new generation of young and exciting talent coming up through the ranks in Italy’s vibrant music scene. Chances are you’re already familiar with Carasco’s Beyond Colors EP for T-bet Records, which incidentally is the label Acirne co-runs with Signor Andreoni and Cherry Baker. By the sounds of this dazzling debut collaboration, we hope there will more to come!