It is incredible and a little unnerving to discover that Rio Padices first forays in production came as recently as 2007. 2008 saw him publish his first productions on Mosaik Musik, which were of a more minimal, Techno nature. 2009 saw the successful collaboration with Metroline Limited, which has spawned a a number of releases and remixes, most notably his Road To Alberqueque and Twin Peaks EPs. The same year also saw Rio join forces with Massimo Di Lena under their new alias Horacio to release two EPs on the highly acclaimed Raum Musik and Cynosure labels.
With Rio currently devoting his time to learning the production techniques of the 90s, blending the use of software, hardware and sampling, his productions, unlike so much of the current trend for looking back, have a mature and studied Classic sound and feel to them.
The Sleepless Nights EP features a wonderful selection of work, that sees Rio exploring and bringing together the best in Classic sounds with his very own fresh contemporary spin. From the opening house of Ravestation with its open hats, dramatic strings and vocal stabs, to the dubby, deep yet kickin Azimuth, via Deepstations delicate and warm bass and the final brilliant jackin vibes of Ghus, you are treated to some of Padices finest work.