Artist: Alessandro Cocco
Title: Unsolved Case
Label: Mind Games
Remixer: Luca Maniaci
Cat. #: MINDGAMES058
Release Date: 28 September 2022
01. Unsolved Case
02. Unsolved Case (Luca Maniaci Remix)
03. Unchanged Behavior
04. Unrevealed Secret
05. Until Tomorrow
Mind Games is an underground techno label from Italy ran by Luca Maniaci.
Alessandro Cocco was born in Rome and studied sound design in London, making his debut on Mind Games he also has appearances on imprints such as Coded Platform, Black Line and Eclipse.
Label boss Luca Maniaci is an established artist who lists labels such as Josh Wink’s Ovum and Florian Meindl’s FLASH Recordings in his back catalogue.
“Unsolved Case” is a raw jam with thundering toms and haunting atmospherics ready to take on the dance floor.
Luca Maniaci switches up the opener with a more driving take and expands the mood with added bleeping tones.
“Unchanged Behavior” uses modular notes to form the hook over some jackin’ percussion bursting with energy.
Fourth on offer is “Unrevealed Secret” with a bouncing beat and rattling drums working with some tasteful sci-fi twinkles.
Closing with “Until Tomorrow” and its brooding aesthetic, the clean, hypnotic feel and mind-bending hook are outstanding.