Saturday, 18 February 2012

Mazu – Living In A Paper Box

Sticking with the tuffer tech-house vibes for a mo', here's the latest from yet another Italian label (our third of the day), Diva Records.

One of the tracks here is called Direct Flight To Berghain, which gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect from the EP all round… or rather it doesn't, because while it'd no doubt sound perfect on certain floors in certain states of mind, this particular cut is actually a bit too linear, tracky and technofied for these ears. I'm preferring Living In A Paper Box itself: while equally uncompromising and tracky, this one has just a little more funk and wiggle to its insistent beats n' bass rhythm, and a little more going on in terms of texture, supplied by various vocal snips, synth washes, percussion fills and the like. A remix from label boss Andrea Mattioli & Stefano Kosa then toughens up the beats a notch and adds some sampled diva wails, making for a rub that'll suit the bigger floors.

All told, one to reach for when it's dark and they're already rocking along nicely… but if and when that's the case, then there are three solid tools right here.

Out: This week

About: Here's Diva Records' website, Facebook and Soundcloud pages

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