Stereonova - Circus EP 1

Stereonova is the Italian project consisting in Alessandro Russo aka Slok (dj and producer) and Davide Cassacia (dj), both with a large experience in djing, production, hardware and software engineering. They brought together all the elements of dance music that have influenced them over the years to deliver a set of productions for our listening pleasure. Their releases caused massive excitement worldwide and support by likes of John Digweed, Saeed & Palash, Chris Cargo, Jerry Bonham, Kasey Taylor, Hernan Cattaneo, Pole Folder, CP, Satoshi Tomiie, Hector Romero, Tendroid, Sander Kleinenberg, Deep Dish, Sasha, Chris Fortier, Tony Estrada, Pete Gooding, Steve Parry and radio station such Kiss100, Juyce FM (uk), Kiss FM (uk), KEY103 (uk), Top Radio_Rotationz (be) and others... They have just signed a new material with Plastic Fantastic label, and this is a 2x12" titled "Circus EP".

The first disc comes with two tracks, a remix of the track "Circus" and an original production, "Play". "Monkz Perverz Mix" is a very good combination between funky and tech-house, a full of accelerated and winding synths track and a funky bass line with few sexy grooves.

The other track on this first disc, "Play", I can tell you it's a very somber progressive track, filled with tribals, in which a dark bass line sets solid the hypnotic effect. Alongside few synths which aggregate the track appears a vocal too, which accelerates the rhythm and gives a continuity which simply doesn't let you sit. After a short break down, interlaid with riffs, the track slowly restarts, for diving after in a dynamical and repetitive rhythm, which simply dizzies. The tough and brutal melodic line makes the track to become a kind of minimal techno perfectly combined with progressive house. Excellent for club, "Play" imposes by its powerful kick and the bass line which creeps, the synths forming an abstract and tough melody being added too to this process of "eliminating" the melody.

With raw synths, these two first tracks appear on the first disc "Circus EP" like some elements fighting against the silence and flatness.

Stereonova - Circus EP 1
VERDICT
4

LABEL

Plastic Fantastic

CATALOG NO

PFT 049

RELEASE DATE

March 13, 2004

PUBLISHED

August 16, 2004 at 4:06 PM CEST

WORDS

Dragos Rusu

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