for the second part, frankfurts losoul (playhouse,logistic) takes the downbeat dub-techno-jazz of renatos underpool and turns it into an anthemic deep house number thats 12 minutes long and 20.000 leagues under the sea, yet full of bounce. finally, berlin-based brit ed davenport (counterchange) takes anymore and gives it an entirely different edge, a naval onslaught of crashing, jacking breakbeats, while sonar frequencies gently circle outward like the sirens call, rounding out the funkoholic remixes voyage.
FUNKOHOLIC REMIXES 1 (SASCHA DIVE, CHRISTOPHER RAU REMIX)
12" Vinyl D30.05.13
in march, tech-house veteran renato figoli made a welcome return with his first full-length in five years, funkoholic. now renato and amam founder (and fellow italian) alessio mereu have curated a remix package from four top producers to contextualize the deep, aquatic qualities of the originals: sascha dive, christopher rau, losoul and ed davenport. if the original album was set aboard an aircraft, this new double-ep takes place in a stealthy submarine.
incl massi dl remix !! renato figoli (lo-fi stereo, gumption recordings, trapez) opens the cut restrainedly with bleepy burblings, the kick drum pattern subtly intensifies until, two-minutes in, a pulsating bass line transforms the track into a surging club-house banger. figoli keeps things interesting by incrementally adding fragmented voice snippets that slip comfortably into the groove and by exploiting tension and release with well-timed dropouts and breakdowns. on the b side, massi dl (safari electronique, frankie rec) eschews buildups altogether, opting to leap from the gate with a deep and infectious dance groove overlaid by voice fragments that resemble punctuating barks. acidy synth effects give the tune fleeting psychotropic character before the cut slams into gear with a massive groove
first release on the new born label renovatio from alessio mereu, young producer from sardinia already on label like eminor, mindshake & qoki records... alessio propose a real techno release with a massive remix of his friend >renato figoli< ... a massive techno release... not to be missed