As house continues to take its stronghold over techno, even in Berlin the epicentre of all things minimal, we gear up for a summer of ‘actual’ dancing over regimented arm pumping and head nodding.
Having impressed Laurent Garnier, M.A.N.DY, Solumun, Karotte, TG (Tim Green) and Ellen Alien last year with his collaboration with Enzo Elia, Martin Patiño caught the attention of True to Form with his fresh, playful approach to house and techno and hypnotic percussive elements.
Born in Italy, but with South American roots and now living in Berlin, you can hear vibrant audio recollections seeping onto every groove. Citing Dali’s surrealist paintings as another creative reference (a nod to which is contained in the track title ‘The Tempation’), you could say Martin draws on the atypical compared to your average electronic producer.
The result is the blissful simplicity of ‘Sundays’ on the A side; percussive, sundrenched and a perfect AM terrace lifter.
On the flip side is peak time tech house groover ‘The Temptation’ and a hypnotic, dub heavy remix of Black Dahlia (the original of which will appear on the digital only release) produced with long term cohort Enzo Elia.
True To Form, now in its 5th year, showcases tracks and remixes from such respected producers as Pan Pot, Gavin Herlihy, Jesse Rose, Samim, Pascal Foes, Mikael Weil, Justin Maxwell, Claude Von Stroke, Subjekt, Tom Ellis, Leif and more.