- Release Date 2016-01-04
- Label Memento
- Catalog MEMENTO028
The title Amalgamation comes from the desire to bring together his life experiences over the last few years this time exclusively concent rating on the musical and managerial aspects of his career creating an authoritative voice on the sound of Italy s clubbing landscape.
Idriss D s approach to music started when he was just fourteen: he got his f irst turntables while he sought his artistic influences and developed his musical taste and personal vision. After moving to Italy, having grow n up in Paris, Idriss quickly established himself among the biggest names in the game which led him to play at some of the most renowned venues in the country such as Echoe s, Cocoricò and Red Zone.
In 2006, a chance meeting with Berliner Fabrizio Maurizi for med the basis of Memento Records - established now as a forward thinking label with releases from Luciano, Paco Osuna, Argy, Tom Clark, Okain and many more. Idriss join s his own friends, colleagues and mentors to release his debut long player on Memen to.
Transition s atmospheric vibe and ethereal sounds open the LP with a blast of hazy vocals and noises, followed by the percussive and trippy Casa Baratas , a nod to the early 90s Acid House movement. Karma s pounding kick drum and stripped down arrangement are a true example of minimalistic Techno at its wildest. The more personal RIP Ouarda was composed in memory of his grandmother who passed away: dark and hypnotic, it stands out as one of the most experime ntal on the album. Title track Am algamation s landscape of lush eerie synths makes it a blissful comedown number, while the bouncing rhythm in Parall- el brings up the pace once again. Strong Hayet is dedicated to his mum, a source of continuou s strength in Idriss life, both in good and difficult times: the heavy bass line an d almost obsessive looping vocals and hi-hats are icy and dramatic. Barn s pitch shifts and manic vocal samples swing through a maze of rim shots and toms, its stomping groove and pulsing beats closing off the album with a bang.