Jaquet EP (Hooved Remix)
Release date: 23.03.2012
Music Style: Minimal-Tech
Article No.: 1671405 / AMAMRLX0016
AMAM Records is back with its first release of 2012, and
along with it, a fresh scheme: the RELAX series. Whereas
AMAM has built a reputation on throbbing techno and
house grooves over the last couple years of its existence,
label owner Alessio Mereu decided to launch this new
series to showcase his softer side. No, it's not fully ambient
or "chill-out", just a clear demarcation that "peak-time"
"bombs" are the lowest priority, creating room for subtlety on
the dancefloor, or serving as a pacemaker for the afterparty.
The first EP on AMAM Relax comes courtesy of
Rome-based DJ/producer Gabriele Carasco and Sardinian
DJ/producer Acirne. Carasco has already released a
handful of solo EPs, most recently with OFF Recordings as
well as T-Bet Records, which incidentally is the label Acirne
co-runs along with Signor Andreoni and Cherry Baker. This
is Carasco and Acirne's first collaboration, and from the
sound of it, we hope it's not the last! The Jacquet EP's title
track is an elegant, poised number with shimmering
seventh chords and a sauntering bass melody, and while
most club tracks try to "jack it" with rhythmic overdose,
"Jacquet" is pronounced the French way, that is, with a soft
silent ending - this track wants to jack you like a warm
bubblebath rather than a fire hydrant. On the flip, "Rebica"
has a sneaky acid bassline, shuffling percussion and
searing synth melodies that emit a lovelorn feeling. Then,
Hooved, who released the well-received Good but Usless
EP in late 2011 on AMAM, offers his version of "Jacquet":
frenetic and fiesty - offering a contrast to the relaxing
material heard before. ...