Hailing from Milan, Mirco Violi’s recent offerings on labels such as Be Chosen, OFF Recordings, Catwash and Heimatmelodie have steadily inched their way into the boxes of most of Europe’s leading DJ’s – and at only 21, he’s part of a new breed of young producers showcasing mature, future sounds to listen out for. Hypercolour are proud to welcome him into their ever-growing stable of talent – stable being the operative word here with the Caballo EP – two tracks of the freshest, rolling, percussive tech-house this side of summer.
Opening the EP, title track Caballo is a steady groover, sliding in with a deep-ass bass full of attitude, and sax samples and vocal snippets aplenty. Breaking Rocks works a similar formula, providing a solid example of Violi’s driving, upfront sound.
Backing up Violi are Chris Carrier and Ben Micklewright, aka BLM, on remix duties - having produced for pretty much all of France’s great house labels - Robsoul, Freak n’Chic, Dialect Recordings, Brique Rouge and later, own labels Catwash and Adult Only, Chris’s sound is often considered ‘future tech-house’, whilst BLM’s Fear of Flying imprint is notching up an impressive collection of deep, grooving house from London town.
Spoiling us with two cuts, Chris’s Uno and Deux remixes present takes on a Chicago House vibe as well as some stripped back, heads down tackle. Both have that trademark Carrier rolling bassline style and cut up samples.
BLM’s remix takes the original version of Breaking Rocks and turns it into a blissed out deep house re-edit. A warm, incessant bassline underpins the coolness of the track and smooth synths wash in and out of the mix. With an accomplished ear for a deeper mood, this is laid back, casual house at it’s best.
Kris Wadsworth has been writing and composing electronic music since he was fourteen years old. Now at barely twenty-five, he has become one of the most sought after and accomplished artists in the world. From his staggeringly diverse productions, to his brain changing remix work, to his obsessive DJ sets around the world, this young man turns heads with seemingly everything he does. Playing some of the best clubs, parties, and radio shows on earth, and being on equally as large and respected recording labels.