Feb 22nd saw the release of 'Resentment', a new EP by Soreab on Italian bass-obsessors, Beat Machine Records. A naughty remix from Lamont is included. We met Dario, aka Soreab, in London recently and his diverse palette was evident from the get go, talking of everything from house to footwork and IDM. Consequently...we bloody loved him and invited him to pick out 10 tracks that are for him, 'fundamentals'!
Check out the release here and the picks below:
Flashbulb - Undiscovered Colours
Benn Jordan aka The Flashbulb, Human Action Network and Acidwolf is one of my favorite artists. During my IDM period his production approach, his glitches, his Breakcore percussions and harmonic melodies were so inspiring!
Eero Johannes - Real Virtuality
This track, with its 80s flavour, must be considered essential for my formation, especially deconstruction-wise…so intricate!
Guido - Way you make me feel
Its layered melodic textures composed by Pianos and Brasses, the arpeggios and the 80’s elements are perfectly describing the levels of refinement achieved by Guido and the influence given to my output. His Purple style made me dive into Grime and on some of Planet Mu sonorities, even though this track got released by Punch Drunk.
Syclops - Where’s Jason’s K
This is the track I loved listening to at home as much as in the club. Its melodic progression culminates in a proper musical explosion, a benchmark in my musical approach. I probably used to listen to this track 50 times a day!
Venetian Snares - Duffy
Still related to my IDM/Breakcore period, Venetian Snares is another of my favourite ever artists. His craziness on repeaters, glitch/fb and arpeggios is so relevant.
Logos - Menace
This track epitomises my first approach to FWD / Grime - it gave me a lot of ideas about resampling and sound design.
D.A.V.E. The Drummer - Hydraulix 6 (B)
My favorite Techno Track, especially for the drum part. Listening to it these days reminds me of my first year in London, spent at illegal raves. I had the pleasure of listening to Henry b2b with Chris Liberator…pure madness!
Daft Punk - Alive 07
Not much to say about this one. I think in the last 20yrs we can all consider Daft Punk as one of the biggest inspirations production-wise. “Alive 07” is one of their most effective pictures.
Squarepusher - Tundra
The melodies used in this track were fundamental for my growth, and for the harmonic part-processing of my tunes. Back in 2015 I had the chance to listen Squarepusher live at Troxy….what a gig!
David Bowie - Let’s Dance
Same as Daft Punk “Alive 07”, it’s quite obvious to acknowledge why this track inspired me so much and why it keeps inspiring me! This led me to everything I'd now class as my '80s influences'.