Label: Frole Records
Marasco is the sort of producer for whom we thought we’d had figured out – or at least, we thought we did until his latest release landed on our laps. Lauded in influential circles as a widely talented producer who nonetheless tends to fly under the radar, his take on all things house and techno has already endeared him to tastemaking labels such as Siesta, Orion, CityDeep and Tulipa amongst others. On that note, his debut for Napoli’s Frole makes perfect sense: not only is the label based in Marasco’s home city, but it also harbors a similar sense of dancefloor dynamics as Marasco himself.
Anyway, on the music, and this really is an impressive package. It all gets underway courtesy of ‘’My Home’’, a track that – we’d wager – is Marasco’s ode to his previously mentioned town. A dexterous listen, it’s full of swagger but maintains a delightful but ominous edge, much like the city it’s supposed to represent. David Durango’s mix is more stirring and forceful, as he captivates us with an edit that’s full of trippy synths and an underlying tension that’s both somber and melancholy at the same time.
‘’Silver Lining’’ is all about the synths, as Marasco uses them to work the spine of his track along. Buoyed with intricate facets aplenty, it’s the sort of versatile battleweapon that’ll help keep the night moving at a laborious pace. Last but not least is the work of Give Us The Tools, who turn in a sun-kissed remix of the latter that transports us straight back to Balearic summers.
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