italian native, christian lisco is well known for having an extremely envious collection of vintage synthesisers and drum machines housed in his basement. it was there that four ridiculously special acid cuts that we are prone to immediately fall in love with on first reception. -your joy” which sees the collaborative efforts of singer, michael clifford, evokes the feeling of the early age of american house music. the next set of tracks were treated with a surrounding of acid basslines and heavy drums. mixed live and directly recorded to tape.
ltd 20216 repress ! italian producers steve murphy and dj octopus are regular collaborators, and earlier this year released an excellent split ep on chiwax. here, they return to the much adored german imprint with a proper collaborative four-tracker. theres much to admire, from the rush-inducing bounce of opener track 1 and mr lee-ish cheekiness of track 2 (check the 89 style riff, snappy drum machine groove and cut-up vocal samples), to the impeccable depth and sun-drenched warmth of the decidedly wide-eyed track 3. arguably best of all, though, is track 4, which reimagines sir james 1990 strictly rhythm classic special as an immersive chicago deep house jam.
following a couple of strong releases on labels such as russian torrent versions, dog in the night and wilson records, fabio monesi finally makes his debut on his own hardmoon london imprint in which he released his music, since 2014, under his alias hissman.
brotherhood sagats and ludovic, together with steve murphy & dj octopus, are another duo coming from the venetian school of the now berlin based analogue cops. their sound reflects the typical approach where drum machines, synthesizers and samplers are recorded directly on tape without being digitalised. handmoon ep encloses five fine raw cuts, four pressed onto vinyl and a bonus track which is available though hardmoon london bandcamp only.
hardmon london is back with its fourth release, signed by the mysterious jay green. the concept is still the same: the achieved sound as most important element and obviously, it goes without saying, forget using a computer if you want to join the hardmoon london crew.
hardmoon london continues its new found adventure by releasing another piece of the impure sound it thrives on. this time bringing in chicago legend: gene hunt. hunt takes a look back into the history books of chicago with some no-nonsense gritty acid tracks that have been designed to shatter teeth and jaws alike.