Mystic Jungle – Terror From The Deep [EAS008]

The second episode of the Mystic Jungle saga, a mini-album emerged from the deepness on Early Sounds Collective. Once again Mystic Jungle, across the course of six tracks, serves up raw, machine made sounds that are beautifully weird and oddly dancey. From jacking house to blissful downbeat via cosmic acid and noodly, jazzed up lounge sounds, it makes for a charming ride.

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Mystic Jungle – Terror From The Deep [EAS008]

Rio Padice – Looking To The Sky [H1002]

Rio Padice pitches up on Housewax for the Looking To The Sky 12″. The two tracks here explore Padice’s deeper side, but it all still feels vintage in origin, with “Looking To The Sky”, in particularly, coming blessed with the sort of dreamy warmth and undulating low-end shuffle. “Summer Season” is a little brighter and breezier, with twinkling electronics, cheery melodies and drawn-out chords riding a synth bass-heavy late ’80s deep house groove.

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Rio Padice – Looking To The Sky [H1002]

MFO – Future City Traffic Part 2 [DKMNTL019]

After making their debut on Dekmantel not so long ago, Italian duo Dario Di Pace and Massimo Di Lena, together known as Mephisto Frequency Oscillator (MFO) now serve up part two of the Future City Traffic EP. Across four new tracks they continue to explore grainy, dirty house that is variously soulful, funky or cosmic in nature.

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MFO – Future City Traffic Part 2 [DKMNTL019]

MFO – Future City Traffic Part 1 [DKMNTL018]

Mephisto Frequency Oscillator (MFO) is a dynamic production duo made up of Italians Dario Di Pace and Massimo Di Lena. Here they release their first of a two part EP series, Future City Traffic, on Dutch label Dekmantel having only previously released on Early Sounds Recordings. Across three tracks they lie out some fine space funk and dirty deep house and prove they have a great understanding together.

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MFO – Future City Traffic Part 1 [DKMNTL018]

Hipodrome’s 2013 Review (Part 3 of 3)

Here is the third and final part of my 2013 review, featuring my favorite albums released last year. In the first part of the review, the preferences of hipodrome followers are shown, according to the number of click and stars. In the second part, I presented some of my favorite events and performances from last year.

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Now here it comes the serious business. Because there are so many good albums and different genders, I took the same approach as in the 2012’s review.

The list is covering all the genders that I like and post on The Hipodrome Of Music, so I came up with no more than 20 gender lists, going from house to techno, disco and funk to electro and new wave …

Here we go.

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Luca Ballerini presents Fucina 045 – Stati Lucidi / Last In Classifica [ MM002]

Luca Ballerini with the 2nd release on Musical Methaphor. This time slightly on a Detroit tip with some classic house tracks with some light melodic topping, and an additional Rio Padice remix who adds some jazzy and funky sample flavor.

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Luca Ballerini presents Fucina 045 – Stati Lucidi / Last In Classifica [ MM002]

Rio Padice – Tropical Interlune [EAS003]

With the ‘Tropical Interlune’ LP, a wonderful package full of high-level soulful analog house grooves, Rio Padice’s purpose is to bring us into a journey to celebrate 70’s atmospheres and sounds. Far away from the common precepts of modern EDM but not forgetting his dance roots, his efforts lead us to a concept of funky and organic cuts assembled in a wise perspective of his musical evolution.

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Rio Padice – Tropical Interlune [EAS003]

VA – A Fistful Of Wax I [AFX001]

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A Fistful Of Wax  is an extension for some very special projects of deep house Skylax Records’ sub – label Wax Classic. For this first release features 5 fantastic trax done by some of the best Deep House producers at the moment: Girogio Luceri,  Jamie Trench, Jackmaster K,  Marcoradi and Rio Padice. These tracks are all firmly rooted into the deep house sound. They never settle into one comfortable, predictable groove. Its heady, emotion-rich grooves include warm, melodic two-step and future garage flavas, dubwise slo-mo grooves. It’s eclectic, no doubt, but thanks to those guys warm production and heavy deep vocals, this release will put your hands up in the air marvellously.

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VA – A Fistful Of Wax I [AFX001]

Rio Padice – A Vision Of Dream [HUDD038]

Rio Padice makes a return to Hudd Traxx with a sublime assortment of deep grooved gems in the shape of ‘A Vison Of A Dream’ EP. The first track ‘Guabonito’ sets the tone with a selection of spacey synths and a BPM that teeters just on the right side of chilled with a riff that sounds just like sunshine. Following it ‘Sunset on Bolsena Lake’ maintains the tempo on the lower side of the scale but with a hook-y bassline that will ensure all eyes are down on the dancefloor. ‘The Pains of Sleep’ then changes pace, bringing you back into club-stomp territory yet still maintaining that swirling deepness we all know and love at Hudd Traxx…finally to round things off there are trippy grooves and thumping beats in the form of ‘Xanadu’.

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Rio Padice – A Vision Of Dream [HUDD038]

Rio Padice – Urania EP [RAWAX008]

Having slowly plugged away at the underground scene for many years now, Rio Padice seems to be settling into his own sound now, and it’s right at home on Rawax. There’s a brittle quality to the pumping drums that Padice programmes, as if they might shatter at any given moment. Meanwhile the vibes that surround these skeletal rhythms range from the mellow keys of “Track 1” through to the red-lined acid squelch of “Track 2”. With everything lovingly fed through an aging process to give it a grainy quality, you can’t deny that the man has worked hard to make his tracks raw.

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Rio Padice – Urania EP [RAWAX008]

Rio Padice – Moon Phases EP [HOUSEWAX003]

Rio Padice is back with some assured groovers for Housewax. On the Moon Phases EP the ghost of deep Chicago house looms heavy, not least in the opening track. It’s deliberately naive, easy-going music perfectly pitched to worm its way into a warm-up scenario, but with enough grit in the production to avoid the trap of background fodder. The B-Side is a touch wilder, as the syncopation of “Track 3” does damage with a sumptuous square wave bass while “Track 4” bumps on a nasty garage shuffle.

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Rio Padice – Moon Phases EP [HOUSEWAX003]

Luca Ballerini & Rio Padice – Never Mess La Cricca EP [WAXJAM001]

Fun analog deep house tracks by Italian producers Luca Ballerini & Rio Padice, obviously inspired by early US house, but with a fresh and authentic signature which make them stand out, and just perfect for modern club abuse.

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Luca Ballerini & Rio Padice – Never Mess La Cricca EP [WAXJAM001]

Rio Padice – Woodland [CLAQUE011]

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New release from Rio Padice of Claque Musique, featuring 3 originals and one remix from Alex Picone. ‘Woodland’ bringing the listener on a sweltering, dark, dreamy trip. Ethereal, spirited and warm. ‘Ocron’s Land’ is layered with drum patterns and menacing synths,  a more industrial sounding, wholehearted techno surroundings. ‘Mutant Camels’ is a heaving, big bass number, its enveloped in an abounding, mighty kick, with snares and hi-hats pervading alike.

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Rio Padice – Woodland [CLAQUE011]