Cardace & Perazzini - Whales EP on Alfa Romero

Words by: Tom Jones
Posted: 5/12/13 7:57

Italian label Alfa Romero is growing in presence with every move they make. Not even a year old and only three releases in, Prudo and Lorenzo Bartoletti’s imprint headed to Barcelona’s Macarena Club for their inaugural label showcase back in September. A resounding success, as anyone in attendance would testify to, the night really highlighted how far the label has come in such a short period of time. The confidence and self-belief is there for all to see on their fourth release where instead of the big names that featured on the previous three records, Davide Squillace, Betoko, Patrick Lindsey and Leon included, the burgeoning label opted for some rising talent in the form of Cardace & Perazzini. It sets Alfa Romero’s stall out as a label that lets the music, chosen on quality alone, do the talking for itself. And boy do they prove that point here!

Relative unknowns Cardace & Perazzini show exactly why the label rates them so highly with their churning, underground bomb “Whales”. The duo tap into a dark, brooding atmosphere on the track whilst injecting the kind of energy levels that makes it a highly effective dancefloor tool. Its deep, driving bassline chugs away beneath the grinding, churning synths that give this track its unique identity. Deft drum programming keeps the grooves tight and focused, demonstrating that guys have clearly got the skills behind the studio desk.

Barcelona’s Cipy flips the original on its head in his rhythmically charged, drum-driven remix. The dark, uneasy undercurrent is still very much on the agenda, but this time it plays out amidst a heady concoction of intricate drum patterns, rolling bass and cascading beats. It cylindrical nature creates an intoxicating atmosphere that lasts throughout.

Artist: Cardace & Perazzini
Title: Whales EP
Label: Alfa Romero

TracklistWhalesWhales (Cipy Remix)

Our rating: 8/10
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