Following on from a full-length album of grainy, synth-laden house on Mathematics, and equally unique EPs on Thug and LIES, Simoncino makes his debut on Dutch label Creme Organization with five suitably esoteric house offerings.
Two of the inclusions, Interval I and Interval II, are serene ambient pieces that showcase this Italian’s serious synth-scaping skills, whilst the other three are gorgeously romantic and nostalgic house tracks made for the more sensitive dancefloors out there.
Tape 1 is the meanest, with a growling bassline and splashes of loose-limbed percussion, where Tape II is much more uplifting owing to the celestial patterns that twinkle above muggy and muddled Chicago drums. Tape III is downbeat and melancholic thanks to the subdued, rubbery bassline, but more golden pads light up the thing with plenty of very real, cautiously optimistic emotions. This is house music to take you to another world entirely, and it’s a fine place to be.
Delta Funktionen (Ann Aimee, Berlin)
"I like the nice and warm retrofeel the four tracks have. Tape 2 wins the price for best post B12 reincarnation. Who themselves also were kinda retro, back then. "
Rene Passet (Dj Broadcast / Oor / Kindamuzik.net
, Den Haag)
"Tape II is probably the one I'm most likely to play out. Lovely stuff"
Truss / MPIA3
"love the warmth in all the tracks "
Locked Groove (Hotflush / Turbo, Antwerpen)
"smooth synth universe. Will play."
"Very authentic sounding trax. Interval 1 is a great opener for my set, and tape 1 and 3 for me as well please."
Kid Culture (DJ Mag NL)
"So good. Hard to pick a fave - Tape I or Tape II, I think. Will listen more."
"beautiful melodies and mood on tape II, but not sure if it will fit into my sets"
"Tape 1 & 3 for me. Intervals are also nice but before bed ;)"
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Fnoob radio, Koprivnica)
"Nice mood, tape ii is the one."
Mike Grant (Big 50 Entertainment, Oak Park)
Osunlade (Yoruba Records, Imerovigli, Santorini)
"always welcome simoncino, retro chicago at his best!"
Kuczera (Intergalactic FM, heerlen)
"spontaneous and emotional tracks, like them all, thanks Simoncino!"
"Really sexy classic house material. Definitely going to play this out!"
Claude Young (Different World Productions, Fukui (Japan) / Detroit (USA))
"huuummmmm so old school and yet sooo fresh !!! Loving the music on the label "
"Great atmospheric EP. Interval II and Tape III are beautiful deep house gems!"
Alex from Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star)
"Interval II for me, thanks for sending"
Mosca (Ann Aimee, BBC Radio 1)
"great stuff, no surprise there tho considering label and artist. tape 3 is my fave, timeless virgo-esque action, big thx!"
Ben Sims (Theory, London)
"Feeling those 'Tape' jams."
"Love Nick's stuff and this is solid as always."
"Loving this, will play for sure."
"love it! any chance for wavs?"
Dario Zenker (Ilian Tape)
"Nice warm sounds. Downloading, thanks."
Lakker / Eomac
"Not bad. Like Tape II"
Vincent Pollard (Exclaim, Toronto, Ontario)
"Nicely done. I like these. "
"Tape II and III are golden! Timeless stuff."
Sven VT (De-bug, Berlin)
"Tape I and Tape III both beauties. Thanks; will play."
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)
"Tape III is pure bliss!"
Holger Klein (Groove Magazine)
"thank you for good music!"
Dj T (GET PHYSICAL MUSIC GMBH, Berlin)
Karim Sahraoui (Transmat records, Aix-en-Provence)
"Bellissimo! All spot on and straight from the heart. 10/10"
Owain Kimber (Dessous Recordings / Littledetroit, Cardiff)
"Tape II is beautiful!"
"Looking forward to checking this."
"nice tracks, esp 'tape 2'. thanks. "
Dave Mothersole (proton radio, Worthing)
"Emotional music with a message. I like that!"
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)
"really nice mellow stuff, 'Tape I' the one I´ll play out from here, thanks!"
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"just love everything from simoncino, one of few that really nails the whole thing, great thanks!"
Pär Grindvik (Stockholm LTD)
"musically nothing new on here, rather looks back 20 to 25 years. BUT: it's not often i receive promos where someone understands how music, sound, and atmosphere function together and influence each other and only that way create emotion. no overproduction, no gimmick sounds, no desperate trying, just effortless sounding music. "
"some real nice stuff on here"
"Tape 2 is such a beautiful one, playing / charting thank you"
Dj Simbad (Various / Browsnwood Rec.)
"tape 2 and 3 are excellent "
Domenic Cappello (Sub Club)
A Made Up Sound / 2562 (When In Doubt, Utrecht)
"very strong EP - his father must be so proud :) "
"Tape 2 & 3 for me. Thanks."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)
"tape 2 and 3 are my favourites on this"
Marco Bernardi (Take the Elevator, Bristol)
"tape II and both intervals are my favorites, although the whole record is wonderul and so well rounded. full support, big up senor tlr"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Zero Show @ Radio808, Zagreb)
"Solid and and timeless beats. The intervals, and Tape III are really lovely."
Alex Downey (Third Ear / Split / [covert], London)
"WoW! Great EP! Interval I and Tape II are outstanding. downloading...>>!"
Dimi Angélis (A&S, Traut Muzik, Balans)
"really into this one... Tape I is a banger"
Tomaz (22tracks, Sint Pieters Leeuw)
"Nice release from Simoncino, analog acid jams"
AnD (Horizontal Ground, Black Sun Records)
"Solid release, tape II my favourite"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator , TORINO)
"Tape II is amazing"
Vince Watson (Bio Music, Amsterdam)
"music + house = good stuff :)"
Mad Mats (Local Talk Records, Hägersten)
"tape II and interval I"
Marko Nastic (Radio B92 / Exit Festival, Belgrade)
Tim Thaler (BLN FM, Berlin)
"All about that Tape 1 bassline. And some bold artwork."
Tom Banham (Resident Advisor)