Artist: Marco Dassi
Label: Hell Yeah Records
Release Date: September 5th, 2012
Format: vinyl / digital
2) Swedish Love
3) Amigdala (Mushrooms Project Remix)
4) Amigdala (Things Happen Remix)
Next up on the genre defiant Hell Yeah Recordings is an EP from label artist Marco Dassi, parts of which have already been getting plenty of plays from DJs like Dubfire, who included Amigdala on his recent Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 as well as his forthcoming compilation.
The man behind the music, Italian producer and DJ Marco Dassi, has long been experimenting with a wide range of styles. He’s never afraid to try something new, and to date has appeared on labels like Minus, Trapez, ViVA and Traum with well received tracks that touch on melodic techno, stripped minimalism and hypnotic bass.
The lead track here though, leans more toward a disco sound. Amigdala is an early night, proto-sunset house track with slow and lazy claps cut up by dazzling synths, a touch of cosmic energy and great production values from start to finish.
The second original, Swedish Love goes even slower, rising and falling and building and releasing tension with real mastery. Deft vocals lurk in the spaces between the pixelated, bright synth lines and the whole thing screams pool party!
On the flip, the VINYL ONLY remix comes from Mushrooms Project – a production outfit who has already released a full length on UK label Leng as well as more material on vinyl only outlets Is It Balearic and Under The Shade. Their version of Amigdala is still nu-disco in style, but this one bounces to a more organic guitar bassline and sounds a little rougher, more tobacco stained and indie. Delightfully deep and sweeping, it cannot fail to get you going.
Buy the EP digitally and you will also get a tech house Things Happen (Strictly Groove Rec) remix of ‘Amigdala’ which pumps that bit harder and is designed more for the dancefloor than the beach.