solid stomping galactic techno powered by wide filtered discoid samples is the trademark sound of marieu, and the a side of the fifth settlement of his own label enlightened wax discloses his manipulation talent at its best. 2 funky acidic dancefloor killers with a shrouded hoodian influences. for the b side, he recovered 2 gold dust recordings of the misterious nightjars.two broken bass driven gems of warehouse garage deeply inspired by tempa earliest releases and reminiscents of horsepower productions early works. mnemonic has been played already for more than 2 years by artists such as ben ufo, pariah and blawan before being pressed on wax by marieu.
highly recommended. marieu is back on his own imprint enlightened wax after a couple of critically and acclaimed eps on hypercolour.
“ultra thin” is a sure hit dance floor filler manufactured with super catchy funky bites wrapped on heavy rhythms and crunchy 8bit percussion. on the same side, “way out” is a premium hi-energy filtered house anthem.
on the b side, the original mix of “manner” is a mellow deeper cut built on a long spoken word tale floating over hypnotic beats, while the remix of the young talented federico brasi is an acid jacking minimalistic reinterpretation featuring solid vintage flavored drums.
highly recommended! enlightened wax is proud to harbor on the side a of its fourth chapter all the dirtiness of the legendary dj octopus (muscle records) has been. >the black face< is a funky, abrasive, filthy track and >heavy breathing< is nasty twisted house anthem. marieu, the boss of the label showcases on the b side two sci-fiinspired cuts. >talk to me< is a jacking piece of quasar techno,while >about you< is a smoother delightful excursion into broken beatsterritories. vinyl only!
highly recommended! marieu comes back with an amazing solo e.p. on his own label enlightened wax after the worldwide success of his first work, heavily played by the most appreciated underground djs. as usual, this record has been written, mixed and produced only on dusty machines and recorded on juicy magnetic tape. the opening track, >ancient times< is a capturnig fat deep house track with a subtle female chant and space-station pads a2, >heat eninges< is build on an heavy ground shaking bass, a wagging latin piano riff. big claps, and sharp cymbals. funky and relentless, its just an essential choice for every swingin dj. on side b,>radiant< develops on a solid bass drum a filtered house groove making a breach to a charming jazzy piano and a blues voice. a complete feeding for every hungry dancefloor b2, >spectrum<begins with a dark hypnotizing groove enlightened in the middle of the track by an uplifting motorcity pad. striking and suggestive.
this release is strongly recommended. the first record of the enlightened wax series is a fine blend of incandescent house and techno tracks, flaring through the darkness of the night. all the tracks are written, mixed, and produced without the use of any software. light 1 (6.14) is like a ray coming from a distant star: it is slow building up on a wide bass body rising from atmospherical pads. a deep house jam with a touch of hi-tech jazz . light 2 (4.51) scatters raw beats in the urban skyline. an old school piano sample in addition to a aggressive bass line are the foundation of the track. its a breath-taking piece at the furthest boundaries between techno and house. on side b, the delightful journey continues with light 3 (5.34) an hymn to the glorious past of dance music. solid beats, ground shaking low frequencies, joyful voices, soulful piano chords call up the assembly for a return of the shining days. light 4 (6.06) fuses garage sounds and techno attitude. its massive dubby base breaks through sonic barriers. a dancefloor striker