Music Review: Alessio Viggiano - Standing On Saturn's Ring EP (incl. Nick Beringer Remix) [discotech WAX]

UK based, record label and promoter discotech’s latest release comes by the skilful hand of Italian talent Alessio Viggiano, who delivers a perfect EP for the dancefloor. "Standing On Saturn’s Rings" EP is a four-tracker record that combines a mature yet clever and imaginative take on the label’s house ethos fused with Viggiano’s deep house and minimal sound, the result: a sophisticated, modern and vibrant voyage. Following on from the success of their previous release, Kepler's - Higher EP, discotech WAX second release marks another accomplished work for the young label. To top the release off, "Standing on Saturn’s Rings" EP features a remix from the prolific, German export, Nick Beringer.

 

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"Kalisvar" opens the EP in full style with a charming tech-house cut that combines smooth synths with minimalistic touches. The drumbeat rhythm and the popping bassline provide the foundations for a strong roller that brings high energy forward. Viggiano’s signature elegant and deep melodic synths drift in and out along ethereal vocals. The structure of the track recalls a strong house influence, making of "Kalisvar" a peak time track that will get the groove and energy going.

 

 

 

Concluding the A-side, "Marshmallow" embodies the stripped-down minimal house sound with a slight deep house feel. The birds in the background remind of better days, while a classic snare pattern. The bassline is warm and leads the way through the trippy sonic journey that is topped off with laidback distorted vocals. Perfect for an after hour session.

 

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The B-side starts off with the EP’s self-titled track, "Standing On Saturn’s Rings": a deep minimal house cut with a striking outer planet characteristic. The Viggiano’s track keeps the warmth of the A-side, while going into a more introspective journey. Elegant pads make celestial atmospheres against the robust and groovy bassline that reminds of house gems.

 

 

 

Finishing things off, Berlin's very own Nick Beringer treats the former track with a more melodic approach and dwells into deep and progressive territory. The subtle elegant arpeggiated lick drives the mind into a state of trance, whilst keeping your feet on the floor by relying on Nick's trademark fast-skipping groove.

 

 

 

Overall, discotech WAX 002 is a tip not to be missed as its already charting high up and selling quick. The young label proves that good music transcends in time and despite their freshness in the vinyl game, has aimed for quality and dancefloor-oriented material. This release blends the elegance of a classic and distinctive house style with the new minimal house wave in the form of a definite dancefloor weapon. 

 

 

Words by Daniel Ordoñez