Marco Faraone - Replace EP on Inmotion Ltd

Words by: Joe Gamp
Posted: 23/5/16 9:09

Artist: Marco Faraone - Title: Replace EP - Label: Inmotion Music

Brooklyn based imprint Inmotion has always been consistent in quality and eclectic in its delivery of tunes  - so it only seems logical to kickstart a new sister imprint with no expectations of releases, schedules and sounds whatsoever. Limited releases and undefined boundaries of sound, On Edge Society founder and New York techno don Marco Faraone christens the label for it's inaugural release, bounding through a potent blend of techno, house and raw analogue aesthetics.

The Moon Harbour and Drumcode affiliate kicks off proceedings on Replace, taking a timeless journey through classic techno structure and feel. Stuttering, machine gun drums and a thumping, giant sized kick drum provide the back bone of this untreated dance tune.

Marco's originals are backed by two glorious remixes, firstly from Argentina's Jonas Kopp who plays with dynamic sounds and atmospheres among the thundering instrumentation, before providing yet another fresh rework under including one under his Untidy alias, a sketched out, analogue and roughly produced track that messes with plonking melodies and ethereal tones as it does shaply drum beats and square wave bass. It's like Marco mixing blood with the likes of DJ Rashad or Falty DL.

Bringing the EP to a close is a set of special tracks, firstly, with Make A Wall (303 Dub rework),  that lessens on the wall of sound aesthetic, in order to allow some squelchy, acidic, machine, bending house groove, albeit loaded with an infectious, ticking and metronomic percussive groove and rhythm. The second, Neat to Close - a digital only exclusive - bring a snapping, clapping 808 drum machine, while swirling, slowly unfolding melodies sit atop, offering a cosmic and uplifting end to another exquisite journey through the different realms of techno, courtesy of Mr Faraone. Definitely not an EP to be sleeping on.

Marco Faraone - Replace EP on Inmotion Ltd  |

Our Rating: 9/10

Ibiza Summer 2016 dates for Marco Faraone
Sat 09 July - elrow at Space
Sat 23 July - elrow at Space
Fri 19 August - Music On at Amnesia
Sat 10 September - elrow at Space
Fri 16 September - Music On at Amnesia


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