Review – Layton Giordani releases Never Forgotten EP on Intec Digital

Artist: Layton Giordani
Title: Never Forgotten EP
Label: Intec Digital
Release Date: Out Now!
Genre: Tech House/Techno

The latest Intec Digital release sees a new artist make an appearance in the form of New York based Layton Giordani. He is a man that has been making waves in the Big Apple’s techno scene for a while now playing at clubs such as Pacha, Cielo, and Sullivan Room. Last year saw Layton make his first big step into the international scene when he released “Careless Suggestions” on Sasha Carassi’s Phobiq Records, and to top it all the track held a top 100 Beatport chart for over 5 months picking up huge support from the likes of Joseph Capriati and Pan Pot.

That’s enough of me waffling on, let me turn my attention to the release. First up on the release is the track “Never Forgotten” which I would say fits more into the tech house category but it is a fine line. The track begins with some nice percussion, and you are soon presented with a great low end bassline that provides a great groove. Layton adds some great echo samples, and the high hats soon begin to add a little pace to the track. Layton builds the track really well and uses some vocal samples to cut into breaks and from peaks. The break is filled with some great chords before we are back in that steady groove once more. A track that is perfect warm up fodder for the techno elite or for those tech house heads. Nice track.

The second and final track on the EP is “Someone” which is directed more at the techno lovers direction. This track starts as it means to continue with an savage kick, and great techno low end. Again Layton uses some well placed echo effects and percussion to add elements, and all is laid out and presented beautifully. The track has some really nice aggressive stabs in places that just help create a great heads down, and moody groove. Another fine track from Layton!

Another strong release form Intec which just goes to prove that it is one of the finest techno/tech house imprints around. One thing is for sure, you know whatever they do release, is going to do the job on any dance floor. Take a listen folks, and enjoy. Top release, and with support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Len Faki, Paul Ritch, Monika Kruse, Tony Rohr, Drumcell, and Gregor Tresher you know this is a must!


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.