FINA co-owner Corbi makes his long-awaited debut on the label with three tracks of his playful, inventive house sounds. He has made a notable impact in just a couple of years, with EPs and edgy, in demand edits on Anna Walls The Bricks, Music For Freaks and Morris Audio.
Opener ‘Samurai’ continues in that rich vein, with seven sublime minutes of dreamy house. It’s awash with gorgeous chords and vocals, adding to the escapist effects of a truly lush track. The smooth ‘Access Serenity’ slows things down, with loose drum tumbles, summery and Balearic string sounds and exotic, tropical percussion that take you direct to the beach.
Last of all, ‘Warp’ with J33 reworks a cult classic with driving, elastic drums and bass and the original’s deadpan vocal style. Add in curious whistles and the whole perfectly off-balance groove is sure to get big reactions.
We also had a little catch-up session with Corbi. Read the interview below and pre-order your copy from the Juno Records.
When did you first start djing?
Got my first set of decks whilst at school at the age of 13 or 14 but probably didn’t play my first gig until i was 15.
Who were your first musical inspirations?
My inspiration to buy turntables in the first place was the rave scene, the first cassettes I ever heard were from Dj’s Stu Allen, Top Buzz, Mickey Finn & Ratty
What was your most memorable gig, Where was it? What made it memorable?
I had the opportunity to play for Frankie D at Eurobeat 2000 at Scala in London in 2001. It was such an honour and big deal for me as myself and my mates had been going to Eurobeat 2000 parties for years, it was my first proper club night i’d played at and been on the flyer, I’m pretty sure Lenny Dee played as well and I loved some of his tracks way back then.
Three tracks you are playing right now?
Brother Nebula – Infinity 2
Ilana Bryne – Dub Box Medicine
Betonkust & Palmbomen II – Bart Is Alone Again
Three records you wished you made
Rhythim is Rhythim – Kaotic Harmony
Dave Clarke – Southside
Thomas Bangalter – What To Do
Are you from Ibiza? How did you get there?
I’m not from Ibiza but have lived here for 5 years, I was working for Defected Records in London co-producing their radio show and got to know the guys at Sonica here in Ibiza, an opportunity came up to work with them which I took and have been here ever since.
What’s it like living on the party island? is it all parties?
It’s a great place to live, crazy in the summer and peaceful in the winter, I love the contrast. For sure there are loads of parties and if that’s what you’re after you can fill your boots, or you can equally take time out, relax and enjoy the beauty of the island.
What’s your Ibiza tip?
Visit the Island in May and October, either side of the busiest times, it’s a great time to come plus the weather is ace and the sea is warm.
What’s on your rider?
Nothing extravagant…..tequila keeps me happy
What’s next on FINA?
On FINA we’ve got great ep forthcoming from Armless Kid, and on our other label FINA White we’ve got an absolute monster from Bodyjack