Review – Intec release Decliner EP by Fabio Neural

Artist: Fabio Neural
Title: Decliner EP
Label: Intec Digital
Released: Out Now!
Genre: Tech House/Techno

It is always a good feeling when you spot an Intec promo in your inbox. This time Intec present Tuscany based artist Fabio Neural who first made his debut on the label back in 2013 with the highly recommended “Yoda EP”. Fabio’s big break came in 2010 which paved the way for him to perform at some of Italy’s best clubs and events such as Tenax, Cocorico, Reflex (Ex-Insomina), Canniccia, Tartana, Kam Kama, and Sven Vath In The Park where he played alongside some of Techno’s elite including, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Magda, Reboot, and Paco Osuna.

The first track on the EP is “Decliner” and it kicks off the release with a tough groove laden techy number that would certainly not be amiss in sets by the likes of Steve Lawler. The track has a very distinctive synth line that weaves in and out of the track with its high pitched effect. The track has some great percussion that all keep the track from getting tiresome, and keep it locked into a steady, powerful groove. The break is broken down to it’s synth line, and then all builds back up from almost silence. A break that would sound great on those huge dark dance floors. Nice opening number!

The second track on the release is “LS51” which is a considerable pace increase from the opening track. Again all is based on a very well constructed bassline and powerful groove. From the off you know this track is directed at the techno fans, and it will certainly please those people. The hi hats are full of gusto, the kick would wake the dead, and the cymbal rides create this awesome chuggy sound to keep your feet moving and your head nodding. The track is scattered with the odd atmospheric keys, and well used samples. Great dance floor chugger!

This brings me to the final track on the EP, “Oblique” which like the opening track is more aimed at the tech house sound. The track builds nicely with the use of some wicked effects, white noise, and cheeky atmospheric samples. When the track drops you are presented with a superb funk filled bass groover that would stir any dance floor into some heads down grooving. The break builds things nicely before you are presented with that delightful funk once again. Great number for the Space Terrace I would imagine…

This is a very nice package of grooves from tech house to techno, and would expect nothing less from the likes of this man or the label, Intec. I can certainly imagine Mr Cox bouncing around behind the decks to this EP, and I am sure you will be too if you are heading out to Ibiza this summer.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.