More heads-down grooves from the Wrong State, this time from promising Italian producer Giacomo Greppi. After a debut last year on IWW Music that found support from Ricardo Villalobos, Raresh, Onur Ozer and others, he comes armed with two killers tracks that each receive some quality remix action.
The deep, pensive strains of Retlav make for a gently seductive ride, plump kicks knocking away at a woozy sub bassline and peppy snare and clap rhythms synergising alongside. The slightest of pad and stab sounds draw some dramatic tension into the mix, the hi-hats gaining energy as the track develops into something with slightly more urgency. Cocoon stalwart Dorian Paic delves headlong into the track, serving up a murkier interpretation which makes for an even more trippy and disorientating listen.
Giacomo teams up once again with Ocu (who he collaborated with on his IWW release) for b-side Untitled 1, a lively little groover laden with sizable bass tones, metallic FX and head-nodding percussion. Romanian techno talent Marcman comes fresh from releases on Adult Only and Savor Music for a tasty remix, conjuring up some infectious rhythms which gradually take on a soft tribal lilt. His slow-building take on the track is mysterious, beguiling and full of subtle detail. [txt from ]