- Release Date 2011-05-23
- Label AnalyticTrail
- Catalog ANTRMX004
The undisputed lynchpin of Italys vibrant techno-scene, Markantonio, delivers a remix package of his Alone Against EP this summer featuring remixes from The Advent & Industrialyzer, Flavio Diaz, Paco Osuna & Joseph Capriati and Loco & Jam.
Analytic Trail, and Markantonio in particular has been instrumental in creating what is now recognized as the Neapolitan techno sound. The labels dynamic and inventive approach is the key to their success. Marrying raw basic elements with fun-loving party vibes, the name Analytic Trail is synonymous with the Italian big-room techno sound. Launched in 2001 by Markantonio the label currently sits proudly at the head of Italys vibrant techno scene. Celebrating the 30th release of the imprint in December, Alone Against is some of Markantonios best work and the remixes further improve matters.
The Advent & Industrialyzer need little introduction and their remix of Dark Day doesnt hang about with the crux of things, either. Metallic sweeps wash over unrelentingly buoyant toms that shuffle joyously throughout. As youd expect from such safe hands, the arrangement is spot on and squeezes everything out of the cut before the hint of melodies switches things up before the outro.
Flavio Diaz, who has been riding a wave of success of late with release for Drumcode and Rekluse, takes on Sade and delivers a brooding slow-burner that holds the sort airtight groove that has won him the young producer an army of fans.
Minus/Plus8 artist Paco Osuna teams up with close Markantonio associate for a seasoned rub of My Tisana. Both remixers styles can be heard clearly throughout the mix: Capriatis percussive detailing and Osunas rolling bass do their work superbly. Its a meeting of minds that has created a real, oddball dancefloor bomb.
Finally, Loco & Jam deliver an intense second rub of Sade. Building and building throughout, its not for the feint hearted but doesnt get too moody which makes for a perfect summer techno groove.
The Alone Against Remixes package is released on Analytic Trail in June 2011