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Analytic Trail label boss Markantonio teams up with rising star Roberto Capuano for a superb EP of driving techno featuring original tracks from both artists as well as two collaborative recordings and a pair of swapped remixes.
Markantonio has been at the forefront of Italy’s techno scene since the late nineties, with his Analytic Trail imprint having been behind some outstanding music for the last decade. He is also no stranger to collaborations having worked up some classic cuts with the likes of Davide Squillace, Rino Cerrone & Joseph Capriati and it’s in this spirit of collaboration that Markantonio embarks upon his next release, this time working alongside the hugely talents Roberto Capuano. Capuano hails from Naples in Italy and has in the space of a few short years build an enviable reputation with a string of quality releases for the likes of MiniSketch, Monique Music and Elegant Bit Records.
This join release gives a real insight into the sound and style of both producers, featuring as it does two collaborative tracks, an original solo track from each and a swapped remix from both parties. The record kicks off with collaborative recording and title track ‘Melting Process’, a deep, dark and rolling slice of floorfilling techno that sets out to take no prisoners. This is closely followed by the second collaboration,
the excellent ‘T4’ which journeys into twisted tech territory with rigid drum patterns and edgy stabs.
Next up with have Markantonio ‘The Gap’, a rolling monster of a track with pitch shifted riffs and an incessant bassline that keep things firing on all cyclinders. Roberto Capuano offers up his remix which picks up the intensity with some distorted drums and a menacing late night vibe.
Finally we have the original and Markantonio remix of Capuano’s ‘Taken’ with the former taking things down a deep, hypnotic techno route and the latter picking up the toughness and delivering another winner.
Another great release from the Analytic Trail label…..
Release/catalogue number: ANT036
Release date: Mar 12, 2012