our 14th release comes from none other then italian mastermind ivan iacobucci, known under many aliases over the years. ivan always managed to amaze us with his own unique sound. we can say that lmml14 is a very special release for us from an artist we very much admire and from a friend we are happy to welcome to the lmml family.
italian rudeboy ivan iacobucci brings his brand of lowdown funk-influenced tech house to apollonia with this sterling three-tracker. over two decades of hard work and dedication to his craft has culminated in ivan’s untainted reputation and widespread respect within the underground from true heads like zip and, of course, the apollonia boys. his love of jazz in evident throughout this ep which is full of subtlety and depth, pulsating b-lines and smooth chords are interlaced with razor-sharp percussion and delicate keys. the first track ‘old in on’ has a laid back, though driving, groove, pushing forward with a hefty bassline that is perfectly counterbalanced by the light twinkling keys and barely-there pads. ‘scris frumos’ encapsulates more of an ominous, tribal feeling with intricate effects trickling through every pore of its deep, dark exterior. its atmospherics keep you intrigued, voices echo in the background and a few moments of softened chimes really intensify the already mysterious vibe. ‘mini ass’ channels more of that electro-funk that forms the foundation of ivan’s love for music, haywire radio pulses prance around stuttered beats, giving it a slightly cosmic feel, while pipes add a more organic nuance to the track. absolutely masterful work from ivan, and another inspired addition to the apollonia catalogue.
7 oz records co-founder goes solo for the first time on his own label. keep the faith is a two-faced release: one side is deep and soulful, while the other one is very groovy and it definetly suits the dancefloor.
the original mix plays it house with a great melodic spin. the remix has been produced by ivan iacobucci, one of the main artists of the italian house scene. his groove, enriched by and old school bassline, is ready to rock every dancefloor.
that beautiful summer evening - i gave a very atmospheric inspiration a bright sun incredibly what is setting, hiss of the sea, the birds that flutter around and unusual everything magic.this vinyl release noche con yanaf includes track 1 original + 4 fantastic remix original
get ready for a musical journey so deep you may not be able to dig yourself out. nor may you want to. blazingly hot on the smoking heels of the 19 predecessors of the highest ranks of house dj/producers whove blessed this series before him, like joe claussell, ron trent, grammy award winners louie vega & david morales, teddy douglas & dj spen (aka basement boys & muthafunkaz), danny krivit, tony humphries, and a ton of others who superbly compiled and mixed these compilations in the past, hip house producer/dj & sole channel/vega records recording artist mr. v joins this exclusive club and doesnt disappoint. using 18 of the latest and greatest tunes culled from the catalog such as the k&n dub of johnnydangerous >mr vs revenge<, alex kenjis remix of david harness >shake< the original rough mix of ananda projects >aura protection< ivan iacobuccis unreleased original mix of his recent >ritual< release, the deep & magnetic unreleased moodymanc extended mix of tomoki tamuras >the rough< and tomo inoues phenomenal unreleased swingin dub of siren-ic house singer stephanie cookes >sweetest thing<, to name very few, make this 20th anniversary edition of the series one for the musical books. all aboard!