Antonio returns to Progrez with this stunning two track EP entitled ‘I Believe In The Music’. His last outing ‘Pistachios Escape EP’ saw much support across the board. Recently Antonio dished out a brilliant mix for Bonzai Basik Beats radio show which gained many listeners. Lots more to come from this guy so stay tuned.
First up we have ‘Da Melo’, the intro boasts a cool dark themed kick that packs a big punch. Surreal vibrato pads add an eerie element to the sound as the groove begins to tighten up. The bass delivers a truly deep vibe as it pulsates through the sound with teasing synth notes easing in. A very minimal dark progressive vibe that will cause a stir in those more edgy sets!
‘Off Shot’ intros with a very cool kick and synth combi that sets up a smooth and flowing groove to the sound early on. Nice and crisp hats sit perfectly as other percussions build up all around. The track has a transformation when that huge bass kicks in, this bass has various layers that ebb and flow beautifully having a huge impact overall. A cool melancholic riff is the perfect accompaniment and comes to the fore on the break, before we are thrust back into the groove in this darkly sinister prog stomper.
This week’s Bonzai Basik Beats guest mix is brought to you by Italian DJ and producer Antonio Citarella. Antonio has been around the scene for quite a while with quality releases a common practice. At the start of this year he released his sublime two tracker ‘Pistachios Escape EP’ on our Progrez imprint. The mix brings out the best of deep tech with a cool selection of cuts from Antonio himself along with Hot Since 82, Muui, Ame, Oliver Schories and Royksopp to get you ready for the weekend.
Tracklisting – Episode 187 – mixed by Antonio Citarella:
1º Antonio Citarella – Pistachios Escape
2º Antonio Citarella – Snakes In The Head
3º Antonio Citarella – Hot Ice
4º Ame – Tatischeff
5º Muui – A Perfet Circle
6º Antonio Citarella – Dark Side Of Me
7º Muui – Slam The door
8º Hot Since 82 – Error 909
9º Oliver Schories – Hear My Self
10º Royksopp ft. Susanne Sundfor – Running To The Sea (Pachanga Boys Remix)
Italian DJ and producer Antonio Citarella debuts on Progrez with this stunning two tracker ‘Pistachios Escape EP’. Antonio became fascinated and attracted by analogue synths and electronic music production after he cut his teeth on the DJ circuit where he was an avid vinyl user before moving into the digital arena. A very talented artist who will no doubt make waves in the years ahead.
First up we have the title track ‘Pistachios Escape’, the intro is an intense affair with huge, deep resonating synths ebbing and flowing alongside a subtle hi hat sequence. Soon a mega low bass morphs into the sound before a thumping kick gets the track into full swing. Sublime swirly synths find their way into the track as the bassline evolves and dishes out a quality deep progressive vibe.
‘Snakes In The Head’ is up next and the intro boasts a cool rhythmic percussion arrangement with a nice chunky kick adding weight. A deep bubbly bass soon takes over as we settle into a solid grooving progressive ride. Darkly sinister and intense synths rise from the depths as the layers build giving the track a hypnotic vibe which is further enhanced with a hauntng vocal, sublime stuff!