Since originally hailing from the Italian Southcoast club scene, Z.I.P.P.O has established himself as a regular DJ at Berghain, Tresor and Fabric while releasing full-frontal cuts on the likes of Suburban Avenue, Enemy and Ben Sims Machine imprint with support from Ryan Elliot and DVS1. A key Involve Records artist, he now brings back his fresh otherworldly and electro-tinged techno to Regals esteemed imprint.
‘Diaspora’ opens with rolling percussion, crunchy snares and cantering synths before ‘Hgroove’ slams with weighty kicks, cutting stabs and responding zaps until euphoric pads provide space on the break. On the flip, ‘Imagination’ goes on an acid tip with vocoder style vox-samples, 808-style toms and streaming 303 lines while ‘Vortex’ seethes with aggressive keys, punchy claps and a smoldering bassline. [info sheet from distr.]