In the space of just three records, Italian producer and multi-instrumentalist Paolo Iocca has established his label, RA-1, in the most convincing fashion. Showing a strong inclination for evenly melodic and hard-hitting techno – with for leitmotiv to call in a grade-A remixer on the flip of every plate, the quality is there and each side ends well and carefully balanced.
Amongst the producers rallied on remix duty to this date, unsurprisingly some of the finest names from the contemporary 4/4 directory: Nick Anthony Simoncino, D’Marc Cantu and now Florian Kupfer. Not bad on the paper, equally satisfying in fact.
Kupfer‘s reinterpretation of Iocca’s title-cut ‘Next Time‘, which you can now stream in full through our channels, is an unflinching slab of stomping industrial techno curiously married with field recordings. Interlacing straight-up pounding 909 kick drums tailored for big-room action and tribal-like percussions with the sound of waves softly swashing against the shore, the track’s charm mainly resides in this unconventional merger of tight-laced rhythms and immersive organicity. Hypnotic.
Next Time EP is released via RA-1 on 10th March, pre-order a copy from Juno.
A1. Next Time
B1. Next Time VIP
B2. Next Time (Florian Kupfer Remix)
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