Review: There's a certain mysticism that hovers around Piramide Registrazioni, with its occult symbolism, mysterious artists and fuzzy, vintage sound. Label protagonist Xinner has been previously spotted alongside S. Moreira on Phonica Records, but here is sharing valuable wax space on Piramide 2 with Autre and Hawaiian Chips. Autre's version of old-skool deep house has an interesting urgency about it, and Hawaiian Chips turns out shimmering electro of the highest order. It's Xinner's tracks that stand out the most though, with synths straining under the weight of their own wobblyness and beats that punch out in clouds of reverb fog.
Review: Lecce's man about town Marco Erroi is back. The DJ and producer (and co-founder of Common Series Ltd) also runs the legendary Squat Party events and wears many hats such as Common Series, Par Le Roi - and GoldFinger. On XXXV he throws down some lo-slung funk jams which he's given a much needed and respectful resplice as heard on "Funk Gu" on the A side, "China Blues" on the flip with the latter getting into real exotic territory, as well as standout "Kazan" which is an epic dark ambient closer.