Premiere: LUCIO – Panic Zone (MADVILLA Remix) [Futura]

Leon’s Futura imprint returns with is 4th outing and the burgeoning label delivers another edgy underground EP this time courtesy of Roof Club, Italy resident LUCIO.

LUCIO has been providing the Banda Sonora at Roof Club in Isernia, Italy as its highly regarded resident for the last 4 years, and has released on YAY recordings whilst also founding Roof Club Record label back in 2019. LUCIO joins FUTURA and delivers a slick 2 track EP which also comes complete with two remixes, one from Mark Ambrose and MADVILLA.

The first track on the release is Panic Zone. Eerie synths lead the way and combine well with the well executed 909 beats and classy old school synths give this a distinct flavour which is perfect for heads.
The second track on the release is Mystic Area. From the very first second this sounds like it comes straight from the 90’s and something you’d hear back in the day at the Warehouse in Chicago. The smooth old school synth chords combine with well worked vocal samples and electronic bassline and 909 beats deliver a sure fire underground winner.

Next up are the remixes and the first remix comes from Mark Ambrose. The Crayon label boss and owner has been producing forward thinking and abstract Tech House for 20 years, releasing not only on his own imprint but also on prestigious labels such as Bass Culture, Vessel, Subwax, and Wiggle. For this remix of Panic Zone, he takes the track on a dark raw techno trip with heavy outboard processing and dark coloured synths and delicately delayed beats and percussion, making this an essential late night excursion.

Last yet not least, MADVILLA, fresh from high flying releases on Locus, No Art, Ball Park and Seven Dials, MADVILLA is riding the crest of the proverbial wave with his productions right now, and turns in a grooving minimal deep remix, using some delay and decayed production techniques on the vocals he creates an sublime cut to finish off this release to perfection.

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