Having made his debut on Drumcode in January, the evergreen Italian producer is back with another four-track EP to follow up the enormously well received ‘Prisma’ EP. Supported by DJ’s from across the spectrum from Drumcode stalwarts like Alan Fitzpatrick (Prisma) and Slam (Self Control) to house music legend Erick Morillo (Back To Zero), Paganini’s reputation within techno circles is well established with a recent discography that boasts Plus 8, Form and Octopus Recordings alongside Drumcode.
Eros sets the tone for the EP with a hypnotic fusion of mechanical robot funk pitched to a shunting percussive groove that weaves its way through subtle washes of faint vocal snippets. Egoism ups the intensity with a cavernous big room workout that pairs heavyweight throbbing bass and harmonic rhythms to create a deep, snaking sonic ride.
The Gypsy slips back down through the gears to work up a bumping groove that combines exotic tribal rhythms with otherworldly effects and wonky vocoder vocals. Finally, Wooden Toys continues the percussive feel of the EP with a slamming tech cut built on a swaying groove and punctuated with distinct rhythms and drawn out pads.
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We didn't think that you had enough time to breathe since our last V/A compilation, so this time we bring you "The Riot!" so you can get the Techno monkey on your back again.
Once more 1605 has gathered the cream of the crop of producers, never shying away from new talent and always sticking up our established artists.
As you would expect,a variety of styles are catered to here, from the anthemic Phunk Investigation cut, to Koen Groeneveld's bounce and from Dataminions' unmistakable sound to Kidz On Acid's frantic number. We've pulled all the stops here, even offering an exclusive collaboration in the form of Da Fresh vs. Sheff.
1605 brings you a Riot indeed, so keep your ears peeled for all the rebels involved.