Italian label Cosmic Rhythm made their debut last year with an EP by Michele Lamacchia under his Rhythm Of Paradise alias, a fusion of early 90’s house, disco and 80’s electronica. Since then, their releases have gone from strength to strength and for such a new label, have made a great impact. Their sound could be described as a fond throwback to a golden age of house with an avant-garde twist.
Their latest offering is an EP by Loss Of Gravity, a collaboration between Lamacchia and Nicola Loporchio, entitled « Sotterranea » (roughly translated as ‘underground’). Today we premiere the opening track ‘Intensity’. This track has an air of familiarity to it as the opening chords melt into your subconscious. Layers of percussion and a pulsating bass line are added into the fray, along with some lush melancholic melodies and pads that the godfather Larry Heard would be proud of. Intensity would be a perfect fit for a warm-up set, a 3AM slot to break up the banger tracks, a laid back podcast or even an open top car journey along the coast.
Plenty of producers try and recreate the magic of deep house tracks in the early 90’s but this duo have done a fine job, breaking that all too familiar cliche to create a record of true class. The future continues to look bright for Cosmic Rhythm if this form continues.