master of synthesis fabio monesi joins craigie knowes for a crazily varied 12inch. vintage pads, electronic basslines, 4x4 patterns, broken beats, italo, electro, techno, house, whatever it is it is excellent.
label honcho fabio monesi return on his own platform with a two-tracker. if -ancient gate- is a raw-punchy-electro-house tool, - wishing on the stars - hark back to the classic sound of some of the greatest fxhe records.
creme organization s latest missive comes from fabio monesi, an italian with a gritty house sound that is aimed squarely at the club. he s served up punchy beats on labels like russian torrent versions as well as his own wilson records before now and has a simple but effective sound. riot kicks us off with rock slid kicks and lithe synth stabs fleshing out the macho groove. clever vocal samples bring some steaminess and ensure this one will do plenty of damage on the floor. last friday is a raw and lo-fi affair with rattling, sharp edged hits and hissing synths all softened with jazzy chords. house drums and rolling bass prop it up in groovy fashion, then reduction is a frazzled brew of spiting hits, jerking machine grooves and busted frequencies that is as raw and tough as you like. last of all, the excellent ozyork rounds us out with punchy drum programming, intoxicating and off kilter chords and brain frying sonic imperfections that are perfectly imperfect. add in a deep acid line and you have a surefire house bomb with real meat in its bones.
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.
recently released on l.i.e.s. russian torrent versions, fabio monesi makes a return to his own wilson records after last year’s album -parasol dance”. from the raw beat of “mirage” to the smooth and jazzy sound of “pipe dream”, this ep encloses the versatile approach of fabio monesi to the music, in which analog recordings and warm sounds are a must.
italian artist fabio monesi has been busy these years working hard in the studio while also running the wilson records label among his other production projects. here we get three tracks of no nonsense party jams sure to burn the floor. from acid storm to palladium, all bases are covered on this ep with big basslines, punching acid and well placed samples chopped just right for you and all your dj needs.
parasol dance embodies the musical headway and fruition fabio experienced exploring different soundscapes and rhythms in his london based studio this last year. the crisp analogue cuts in the album are peppered with monesis organic evolution from the new jersey sound drawing inspiration from jazz, funk and even acid/jackin house, all the while never faltering on the end product of raw undulating grooves.
THE DEEPER SIDE OF LONDON EP PART 1: THE REMIXES (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK24.02.15
the tenth in the series has been twisted in an all too unconventional fashion for the wilson imprint. here we have the sequential ep from the wls09, dedicated to some seriously hot, off the wall remix action from 4 of the most revered artists in the game today, chicago house legend, gene hunt, the notorious hotmix boss, simoncino and a remix each from berlin based techno-house duo, the analog cops. get ready for some unreal sonic business.
THE DEEPER SIDE OF LONDON EP EP - PART 1 (180G VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK25.09.14
wilson records is back with a branding spanking new, special printed-screen edition celebrating label head, fabio monesis first solo ep. the succession of the label and fabios sound has been ever so apparent. a manifestation into something much more darker and refined, something represented crystal clear in the riveting rhythms of the a side with *gotta blaser* & *djago*. on the flip, the b side is a declaration of love, if you will, to the mother of it all, chicagos house music.
for the third installment from the wilson records split grooves epic, we see the new school of fabio monesi featuring the classic school of the chicago house producer jordan fields, a guy with a career that was shaped by the early days of breakdancing, boom-boxes, and 80s house.
as a man well versed in the moves of the old-school, fabio monesi launches his albion imprint with the immaculately executed styles of 623, full of sexy 90s synth notes and crisp, pumping beats. washerman brings a more rugged style on his remix of the tune, dropping in some cheeky and thoroughly familiar samples, while the melody wobbles around an amorphous scale. the peephouse finds monesi reaching back to the soothing organ tones of the dx7, with a gentle and piano-driven throw down that stills carries plenty of heft for the floor. rio padice steps up for another remix of 623 and spreads a strange and nervous shape-shifter of a late-night jam, scattering the vocals like confetti and nudging the drums out of joint on a whim.
anoher classic house wax from wilsons factory. this time we have the first split ep of the split grooves ep series, signed by the owner fabio monesi and his spanish friend kastil. limited edition! 300 coloured copies (yellow)
another limited edtition ep (300 copies!)vinyl is the answer, dont miss it! after the big success of the first part of underground warriors ep, heres the second part, definitely more dub than the first one, except for fabio monesis track, a very uptempo, energetic track that captures a perfect 90s feel, emphasized by the raw sound of fabio monesis machines. the ep includes also the finnish deymare, recently released on local talk, morris audio, hizou.jack the love has a deeper and more chicago house feel to the last two tracks, it has nice jazzy instrument samples and a nice subtle vocal. again this track has a perfect 90s feel.
limited-edition! 250 copies of pure black silicon. a real house music blast which sounds bring us back to the 90s signed by 2 of the most estimated producers of the house music scene of recent years:the berliner alex agore and the swiss washerman directly from the ex project azuni.the second track of each side is signed by 2 young italian promising talents: fabio monesi just released on house sound and luca ballerini
legendary house producers, soichi terada & shinichiro yokota are back to kickstart the first release on london based label, hhatri. after almost 20 years, since their work on soichi terada s far east recording label, their music has become some of the most highly sought after, forward-thinking masterpieces in house music. featuring three of the finest, hard hitting house tracks from the far east, fully remastered and packaged with a monstrous remix by none other than, fabio monesi, expect it to smash the dance floor apart.
the newest edition to the back to you collective shows not to disappoint. greek born dj/producer dimitris kesses, better know as sek is not only the new kid on the block, but another careful selection from bty in new talent and an exploitation for the freshest sound. previously featuring on labels such as lost my dog and off recordings the latest ep broadcast seems to fit well on back to you.
black rose is back with an all italian line up on their latest 12inch release which is the seventh in their string of vinyl releases thusfar. wilson records owner fabio monesi opens the ep with his raw >tapes around you< jam. the ever so mysterious hissman is on remix duties for this one. italian star on the rise rio padice takes over with his ganymede jazz club which holds some of the rawest hissy club vibes around. salvo castelli opens the b side with his lost in miami burner while alex magno and antonio del prete close down the ep with the acid chugger tale.
you would think it would get harder for wilson head honcho, fabio monesi to keep achieving the same level of refinement with each release he puts on, but truth be told is that he simply just glides right over it with the third part of the spectacular underground warriors. bringing on the heavy weight all-stars fabio monesi, transitive elements aka enrico mantini, james johnston, upswing project aka alex agore the 90s revival movement ...
with smr010 underground unit e.p were revisiting vintage us grooves rather than 97-style ukg. with a split ep featuring nick beringer & kid mark. win my heart harks back to classic jersey garage, coming in original and manuel regnet mixes one night stand, meanwhile, looks to chicago and detroit for inspiration with kid mark & fabio monesi. support from - dj sneak, james johnston, chris udoh, samuel deep, mad mats (local talk) & loads more.
another fine forthcoming release on deso records. giovanni damico, fabio monesi and audio soul project on the same 12 inch - yes! giovanni damico delivers 2 amazing deep house tracks, and wilson recordss fabio monesi and mazi namvar aka audio soul project delivers stunning remixes, with releases on morris audio, albion records, wilson records, skylax records, dessous, nrk, fresh meat and many more, these guys are quality. pressing on translucent, purple coloured vinyl.
third in the fabulous house sound series, curated by the one and only nicholas. featuring tracks by flavio vecchi, andy ash, deymare and fabio, with a nicholas bonus beats rework of andy ashs excellent house shore. very strong release - not to be missed!