Verona s finest underground club space Veniceberg is proud to introduce its newly minted label with a brand new deep house EP from Italian maestro Enrico Mantini. Since debuting in 1990, Mantinis tough yet sensuous cuts have appeared on tastemaking imprints such as UMM and Smoothsounds, and have seen him make his mark internationally as a DJ at venues like Tresor, Pacha, Ministry Of Sound, and Space. ToGETher bears the signature of producers decades of experience, and announces a special outlet for crafted club music.
It contains two Mantini's originals, which artfully marry the physicality of a chugging pulse with warmer textural elements. Opener 'Inside Of You' allows smooth keys stabs, a relaxed jack, and a mantralike vocal to gently propel one another forward. A prickly Rhodes line takes the fore on 'The Creator', punctuated by slowmo cymbal crashes, vocal snatches, and seductive convulsions of bass.
Testament to Veniceberg's sense of intimate community, both of Mantini's cuts receive inspired remixes from burgeoning producers working with the deep house templates pioneered by the Italian producer. British producer and Lize Records' affiliate Isherwood submerges 'Inside Of You' under an unnerving layer of haze, and errant machine pops, recalling Actress at his most clubready. But ToGETher's pick is Imprint Records boss Domenico Rosa's sultry take on 'The Creator', where undulating synths and a distant monologue hovers on delicate tinkling percussion. [info from tv]