The Hacker – Midnight Bliss [BAP105]

Over his twenty year The Hacker has traversed a spread of styles, from frosted electro to raging techno slammers. ”Midnight Bliss” shows another side of this multitalented artist. Warmth flows from the title piece. Clean rhythm patterns are spiked by synthlines as liquid melodies are swirled into a carefree cocktail that simply radiates. “Heavy Duty Disco” takes over the flip and runs headlong into speakers. The Hacker builds a track of generous proportions. Textured keys weave through columns of toms and snapping beats before bruising basslines descend for a late night encounter of formidable intent.

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The Hacker – Midnight Bliss [BAP105]

Vercetti Technicolor – Hard Pill EP [GD025]

Label co-founder Vercetti Technicolor returns to Giallo Disco with the soundtrack to the psychedelic neon-soaked slasher short Hard Pill, directed by writer-director Daniel Freedman. The title track’s dark romance is epic suspense and moodlighting reminiscent of the great John Carpenter while B side electro cut “Voice Of Darkness” goes down the same gothic brooding path as Visonia. It all comes to a thrilling climax on the slow burning closer “She Does” full on rich vintage synth flar, ricocheting Linn drums drenched in gated reverb and the most razor sharp arpeggios you’ll ever hear.

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Vercetti Technicolor – Hard Pill EP [GD025]

H&S – Sandy Traces [HS001]

Mothball Record presents the first collaboration between Hysteric (Public Possession, Fuego International, Bordello A Parigi) and Shelter (from Plaisir Partagé and International Feel), who are now working together as H&S. Both known for their edit skills and obscure taste, they now bring us dark balearic versions of two underground Italo killers. With strong new beat influences, and two versions of each track for added flexibility, this record can fit easily in different sets.

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H&S – Sandy Traces [HS001]