Always with an ear for the more abstract and otherworldly electronic sounds of the day, Cadenza Lab continues to push new artists with interesting ideas. Italian producer Lino Pugliese offers up two unique cuts on the ‘Slow Motion’ single for Luciano’s Cadenza offshoot label, having already made an impression on labels like Memento and Inside Orion (alongside fellow Cadenza collaborator, gAs).
‘Slow Motion’ is a perfect mood setter, its hazy ambience and jazzy licks wrap around a dusted beat, as the arrangement takes its time to blossom into an intelligent deep house cut. The splashes of FX and warm keys are propelled with deep end bass throbs and the whole track springs into life with dubbed out vocals and hand percussion.
‘Mood Edit’ strikes a heavier blow, crunchy, rolling hats, distorted claps and discordant atmospheres plough over a medley of jazz hooks and freestyle keys, the double bass riff giving the temp a perfect swing.
With other new material already signed to the Cadenza labels, Lino Pugliese looks set to become a welcome fixture on the label’s roster, so expect more abstract dance from him over the coming months.
Selected DJ reactions
Funk D’Void (Soma) – Great groove here, impressed!
gAs (Cadenza) – Beautiful moody tunes, dope EP, well done Lino!
Dubfire (Deep Dish) – Good stuff, thanks
Riva Starr – Slow Motion for me, cool!
Andy Baxter (Pacha) – Fantastic dreamy vibes
Shane (Fish Go Deep) – Slow Motion builds an intriguing mood
Reboot – Cool tracks, will play them for sure
Ross Allen – Nice, I like it slow and low, funky & odd
Orde Meikle (Slam) – 2 cool cuts, thanks