French label Cosmocities, was established in 2019 by Matthieu Soulié-Strougar. Based in Dijon, the label has played host to an impressive roster that includes Leif, Segue, Jitwam, Inner Science, Inkswel, Active Ingredients and Kaidi Tatham. Also responsible for the sell-out smash by Detroit trio Billy Lo, with the outstanding ‘It’s The Life EP’ in January ’21. This coming year the release schedule is looking fierce with EP’s form Delano Smith and Norm Tally in the 2022 pipeline, plus Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard gets busy on a remix for Japanese producer Inner Science next outing on the label.
In keeping with this quality, A&R run, Cosmocities presents a four-track affair by Neapolitan scenester, DJ & producer, Fabrizio Fattore, entitled the ‘Lyle EP’. Bringing onboard the production muscle in the shape of Vince Watson. The Englishman, based out of Amsterdam, has been putting out timeless music for over 20 years, over two hundred releases and eleven albums. This man knows his way around a studio.
Fabrizio Fattore, forged his career as a DJ at the world renowned NEUHM party in Naples, sharing the box with artists like Ron Trent, François Kevorkian, Timmy Regisford, Soichi Terada. Since NEUHM started, Fabrizio Fattore was the resident alongside Gigi Testa. His first release, the afro house ‘Genesis’ came out on Tribe Trax in 2017, later releasing on World Peace Music, and Visions Recordings.
The ‘Lyle EP’ is comprised of two originals on the A, while Vince Watson reworks both tracks on the flip. The opener blends the coastal flow of Italian boogie with straight out, pulsating feel good disco, that’s sure to make the dancefloor bounce. It’s an ode to the healing power of laid-back house, bristling with shimmering Casio synth lines, and Cuban jazz piano. ‘Island Goddess’ casts a more Sino-Caribbean flavour on the floor with its obsessive miss-mash of chimes and its prismatic webwork of steel drums. House legend Vince Watson goes for an ultra-classy take on ‘Lyle’, his ‘Reshape’ taking the dancers on a ravishingly deep, but rousing trip, while his ‘Balearic Mix’ ushers you to a soothing haven, where keyboard escapism and Afro rhythms meet the elegance of muted chamber vibes.