Artist : Enrico Sangiuliano & Secret Cinema
Title : Alone In This Place EP
Label : Gem Records
Release : Out Now
Genre : Techno
Gem Records boss Secret Cinema and rising star Enrico Sangiuliano are coming together for an epic collaboration. They kicked off with ‘Trrbulence’ on Drumcode which is currently taking the charts by storm and will follow up with a full EP on Gem Records.
Alone with the Bitch is a pure techno cut brimming with menace and dark energy. The rolling bass acts as a solid bedrock on which to layer some seriously well produced percussion parts and a several well integrated synths. Its the sort of track that would turn Hari Krishna in to a raver! Well executed, thoughtful groovy techno; the main break is a tension filled masterpiece and my neighbours must have been wondering what I was doing as the bass kicked back it! Stunning.
The Feeling of Being in the Place is more restrained. Equally as groovy as the lead track, this one is more refined, more cross over. I can well imagine a few house DJs for whom this level of sophistication and melody would allow them to slot this into their sets. Where as Alone was visceral and full of raw energy, Feeling is deep and thoughtful; reserved, but in a good way.
Two sides of the same coin here, and a wonderful advertisement, not only for the healthy state of modern techno, but a brilliant calling card for an exciting new talent in Enrico and the continued success of a techno stalwart in Secret Cinema.