Solo & Nat Self
Great Stuff Recordings
Italian eccentric Solo is back on Great Stuff with a little help from Zombie Disco Squad man Nat Self for a summery jam that's one part funk, two parts techno and just a dash of tribalism.
Smoked Down picks up momentum slowly but surely, bumping along with a vaguely discofied bassline and subtle licks of tribal percussion and soft shakers. Indecipherable vocals echo through the heart of the track and the breakdowns, and the result is an undeniable fist-pumper. Its the sort of thing you can easily imagine Carl Cox dropping to a packed-out main room at Space in Ibiza, ice cannons blaring and fists pumping in the air.
Having appeared on some of the very finest labels in techno 2 SCI + TEC Digital Audio, Soma, 8 Sided Dice, Aus Music, Poker Flat 2 Octopus boss Sian makes for a formidable choice of remixer. He takes the original down a dark alley and gives it a sound thrashing, opting for a more brooding, stripped-back but still high-impact brand of techno.