An act birthed from the island outreaches of Maui, the Hawaiian pairing of DJ/producer Marasco and vocalist Gretchen Rhodes were always going to craft something slightly left of dancefloor centre. While the production arm of the duo comes from a more conventional house and techno background, singer Rhodes has recorded and performed with iconic musical figures such Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler.
Their creation for Bacchettis ENDLESS sees the duo deliver Addiction a dubby offering, tinted in dusty atmospheric tones and a certain haunting, tension-filled dynamic thanks to Rhodes haunting vocals that masterfully switch between singing, spoken word and breathy whisper over the course of the seven minute cut.
Johannes Brecht takes Addiction into decidedly sinister territory, muffling the vocals and introducing impact-heavy bass, dark stabs and an eerie bell melody to create a murky house re-work thatll stand out from the rest.
Completing the package is Hamburg import Patlac, who pushes the work into more harmonic territory, with velvety synths coating a bed of crisp percussion, before a memorable key pattern adds a delicious hook.
The nature and the place where the music was developed are able to give the right influence to this sound. The frequencies are influenced by the surroundings. Embassy of Joy was born in Hawaii. Yes, it is classified as a paradise. In this paradise where a multicultural world meet with psychedelic, Polynesian and American sounds, it generates something really unique. When I heard Addiction for the first time I realised that this melody was not going to leave my head any too soon...here it is. - Luca Bacchetti