Luca De-Santo - Requiem EP

|Review|Luca De-Santo - Requiem EP|

 Posted: 10/01/2018

Dedicated to techno and its associated sub genres, Intec is a label that champions artists both new and old, with releases that regularly feature veterans such as Nicole Moudaber and Cristian Varela, the imprint also champions new an underexposed talent.

This latest Intec release is one such example of Carl Cox discovering a fresh new artist that he wants to showcase and present to the world.

With two original tracks this new release is from Scottish producer Luca De-Santo who joins the Intec family following previous releases on labels including Krannit, 18-09 and Black Square Recordings.

Luca De-Santo based in Glasgow, is also a DJ who plays regularly at numerous nights in his home city. Alongside local gigs, he also boasts international booking at events such as Portugal’s BPM Festival.

Track one “Reach Me” is lead by a pounding kick drum and starts with thundering percussion which packs a serious punch. Stabbing pads lift the mood and the female vocal phrases give it a warehouse feel, while subtle bursts of white-noise are used to build tension. Fast and furious, this relentless techno workout is full throttle from the first beat.

“Requiem” is the deeper of the two tracks with warm textured pads that hold a gentle euphoria, which sit in stark contrast to the hard hitting backing drop on which they are layered. Fusing raw energy and poignant emotion with an outcome that’s firmly focused at the dancefloor, this is masterfully crafted techno with a truly timeless sound.

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