Simoncino – Timezones [CR12-100]

Chicago house and Detroit techno devotee Simoncino is a master of authentic analogue wizardry. The HotMix Records boss joins the dots between the past and the future with his deep and dreamlike tracks and put out an album on Creme Organization back in 2015, and has remained hugely prolific ever the years. Here he explores a full range of sounds, starting with the slow and mysterious deep house of Housetime, which has beautiful synth patterns unfolding throughout. Two mixes of It Up explore ambient with a pained vocal loop and rubbery bass, and a loose and cosmic dub house cut that Larry Heard would love. On the flip, the roomy Tribu has dreamy Italo bird calls and glistening synths paired with punchy rubber kicks that set your mind wandering and Una Notte Con Michelle is expansive deep house with drums that march, tinkling bells and a squelchy bassline that is perfect for the intimate back rooms. Digi bonus Timezones rounds things out with smoky and atmospheric deep house that is filled with deft little details that occupy your mind as much as your feet.

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Simoncino – Timezones [CR12-100]

Simoncino – Perugia EP [LVNO16]

Over the course of their last two release, Love Notes has brought back the two artists that made their first release such an instant classic; first, Casey Tucker, and now; Simoncino, whose remix of Tucker’s Affirmative Action helped to launch Love Notes onto our collective radar. Simoncino herein does what he does oh-so-well, his unwavering nod (and maybe even slight obsession) to that which came before him permeating all three tracks here. Love Note impressively shows no signs of slowing down; three years after their inception, Nathaniel Jat’s imprint is closing in quickly on the 20 release milestone without even a momentary dip in quality.

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Simoncino – Perugia EP [LVNO16]

Nick Anthony Simoncino – Mystic Adventures [VIBR012]

Having previously appeared on Vibraphone with the Isole Del Tramonto 12″ back in 2016, Nick Anthony Simoncino returns to the perennial Italian deep house label with a full album, his fourth following previous turns on Thug, Mathematic and Creme Organization. As you would expect, Mystic Adventures is a masterclass of classic drum machines and synthesisers, loaded with the passion and mystery that Simoncino has always managed to imbue his music with. The highlights are too many to list – if you’re familiar with his other work, then Simoncino has everything you need on this LP. If you’re not already wise, these nine new tracks are a wonderful introduction.

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Nick Anthony Simoncino – Mystic Adventures [VIBR012]

Nick Anthony Simoncino – Isole Del Tramonto EP [VIBR004]

Vibraphone Records is releasing a record by the Italian DJ/producer, Nick Anthony Simoncino. For the production of this record, Isole Del Tramonto (Sunset Islands) Simoncino uses a selection of strictly old school analog synthesizers, and drum machines, which takes you on a charming magical journey through the Mediterranean Sea with pulsating minimal deep bass lines, oneiric harmonic textures, exotic tom tom patterns, hypnotic sexy and catchy grove beats. Isole Del Tramonto is a record that connects and combines the essential elements and spirit of deep house music along with providing its visionary future…

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Nick Anthony Simoncino – Isole Del Tramonto EP [VIBR004]

Simoncino – Amazon Atlantis [CRLP012]

Simoncino is back with another full length album, Amazon Atlantis, on Creme Organization. His vintage sound is one full of real emotion, and that is the case with this new full length. Simoncio turns on his machines and makes music every day, just for pleasure. Every so often he feels the time is right to release a new collection of material, and that time is now. There is no objective or particular message behind the album, it was simply conjured up using the Akai S 900 and the Emu Emax I drum machines as well as a Roland JX8P, a Korg PolySix a Ensoniq ESQ1 and a Yamaha DX7. Made at different times over an extended period of time in his home studio in Perugia, Italy, the album features two collaborations. The first is with Legowelt, “who besides being one of my favourite artists is a close friend” and the other is with Vincent Floyd, “a true legend whose records ‘Cruising and ‘I Dream You’ have left their mark on my life.”

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Simoncino – Amazon Atlantis [CRLP012]

Simoncino – Dreams Of Konders [CR1277]

Italian producer and classic Chicago house student Simoncino returns once more to Creme Organization for four tracks made using a wealth of Roland machines. Opener ‘Meggaton’ is a sombre, downbeat house affair with a doom laden one note bass sound that reverbs forever. The title track surely named in homage to legendary New York City producer Bobby Konders is a snaking, spiritual deep house jam shrouded in mystery and fuzzy textures that puts most ‘deep’ house to shame. On the flip, ‘Pyramids’ is a stuttering, staggering percussive house jam that builds pressure before relieving it with some seriously emotional synths, then ‘Space Is The Place’ wallows down low in a thick baseline, is paired with crisp and icy hi hats and exposes some nicely starry night skies up top.

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Simoncino – Dreams Of Konders [CR1277]

Nick Anthony Simoncino feat. Robert Owens – Some People EP [TRA028]

Italian producer & Hot Mix label boss Nick Anthony Simoncino is back with “Some People”, a collaboration with Chicago’s legendary House vocalist Robert Owens.  Simoncino’s 3 original mixes sound just like tracks lifted off lost EP’s straight from the mid 80’s with deep, melancholy synths, driving analogue drum machine sounds and Owen’s yearning vocal performance coming together beautifully while showing off Simoncino’s versatility as a producer. “Some People” is perfect late night House music with a classic sensibility, for the deepest hours of the night or the morning. On remix duties we have the UK’s very own Chamboche who delivers a deep, rolling version of “Some People” keeping things nice and stripped back and adding a dubby quality to his mix while Finnish new school House head Trevor Deep Jr’s “Warehouse Mix” keeps Owen’s vocals right up-front with some killer drum programming and percussion rounding out the EP while keeping the old school vibe firmly anchored to the dance-floor.

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Nick Anthony Simoncino feat. Robert Owens – Some People EP [TRA028]

Simoncino – Abele Dance [LIES053]

The impressively prolific Nick Anthony Simoncino returns to L.I.E.S, some two years on from his last outing for Ron Morelli’s acclaimed imprint. Simoncino rarely strays from his tried-and-tested blueprint – think vintage synths, crusty drum machines, and tracks influenced by classic Chicago house, proto-house, acid and Detroit techno – and Able Dance is no different. Its expansive melodies, sweaty rhythms, spacious chords and darting electronics are, though, particularly appealing. The heady positivity of “Io Rhythm” is probably our pick, though the spooky atmosphere and bongo-laden groove of “Able Dance” is similarly impressive. Despite its’ ghostly nature, it still feels strangely exotic.

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Simoncino – Abele Dance [LIES053]

The Cellar Boyz – Pay Me Back Remixes [THUG016]

The Cellar Boyz ‘Pay Me’ is taken from Ben Cenac’s timeless ‘Cozmic House E.P’ on Thug Records. Pay Me which was recorded in 1986 is the only track from the Cozmic House E.P that had available parts. The stems for Deeper & Deeper, Seems To Me & Who Loves You were never recorded. This was due to the fact that all of Ben’s projects through out the ‘90s were tracked MIDI only at mix down, with only the vocals being recorded to tape. Thug would never have had the opportunity to release Ben Cenac’s Cozmic House 12″ if it had not been for Simoncino. Simoncino did all the A&R for the record. A gift not only for Thug but any fans of Ben Cenac’s amazing productions. With that in mind, Simoncino has provided 2 remixed versions of Pay Me, alongside a remix from close friend Nicholas.

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The Cellar Boyz – Pay Me Back Remixes [THUG016]

The Power Plant Experience – The Power Plant EP [MATH073]

Mathematics Recordings presents a new classic deep house collaboration between former founding member of Virgo Four Merwyn Sanders and Italy’s prolific Simoncino. Emotive sounds of organic roots for the basement and bare bones sound systems. The 12″ also includes a remix from Kai Alce.

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The Power Plant Experience – The Power Plant EP [MATH073]