12" - Enzo Elia - Balearic Gabba Edits 4

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Enzo Elia has been at it again, hard at work in the studio producing his next batch of Balearic Gabba Edits for Hell Yeah Rec. – the fourth in the series. Reception for the project so far has been great, with the likes of Prins Thomas, Sean Johnston, Tim Sweeney, Oskar Hofferman amongst the many fans, whilst Quiet Village have already been caning the A2 from this new instalment.

The three tracker kicks off with Psycho Team’s – ‘Hypno’ (Enzo Elia Barini Edit) - in its original form first released back in 1989 on Dance and Waves - and is all about restrained rave chord stabs, a crunchy amen break and layers of found sounds right from some basement party as the sound of voices and whistles are buried somewhere in the background behind intense drums and infectious finger clicks: a classy peak time floor filler and no mistake.

And so to Quiet Village’s favourite, also from 1989, Psycho Team’s – ‘Psycho’ (Enzo Elia That Morning Edit) which is a much more delicate and moody affair. Watery synths ring out in all directions as gentle melodic rains falls down the face of the harmonised arrangement. Eventually a frazzled synth line takes the lead as strings dart about in the background but never do the knife-edge emotions dissipate.

Last but not least is Endangered People - ‘So I Want to Say (Ta Ta Ta’) (Enzo Elia Ultra Dub edit) which was originally released in 1995 on Mantra Vibes. In the hands of Enzo the track is paired down to a bubbling sonic stew of taught synth lines, analogues bubbles and gurgles and icy percussion. It’s a primordial soup of sound that doesn’t drop or breakdown, but instead percolates and builds slowly for 7 odd minutes until ending up as a marching techno beat straight from the ruins of Detroit.


released November 7, 2012


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"If you didn't know, Hell Yeah is the Italian label hell-bent on releasing the best modern disco(ish) you can find. Sometimes it's blissed out and Balearic, sometimes it's squelchy and down-right weird and sometimes it's the sort of enlogated, tribal stuff that works dancefloors into a salacious frenzy" (Kristan J Caryl - DJ MAG January 2014) ... more

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