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Giuseppe Tuccillo better known as simply Tuccillo established himself as one a leading names in the underground house industry around 2008/2009, racking up a string of singles for King Street Sounds, Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur, making a heavy initial impact for the budding producer. Which then later led to a move to Ibiza, where Giuseppe turned in collaborations with DC10’s Tania Vulcano, a single on Isgud and Surface and some heavyweight house offerings on 2020Vision where he returns to here, among many other reputable pieces of work.
The EP opens with ‘For You’, a stripped-back drum and bass driven workout, built around stuttering tremolo processed vocal licks, crunchy classic house drums and Tuccillo’s signature hooky bass line. Things slowly bloom as the track progresses, with the introduction of a selection of delayed vocal lines and an amalgamation
of house stabs and bright synth hits creating an infectious charm and dance floor appeal for the cut. Following is title track ‘Optimum’, which sees the Italian opt for a more lo-fi, less-is-more approach as dubbed out stabs, rugged beats and boomy subs drive the cut. Tuccillo plays on subtle nuances and an ever-evolving dynamism throughout to keep things in an ever-enticing state and creating something both widely appealing and stunningly contrasting to the opening piece.
On the flip side of the 12’’ we open with ‘Green’, a retro infused house record with a classic feel, achieved through shuffling 707 style drums, disco strings, a stabbing synth hook and an encapsulating elongated bass line. The focal stages then introduce dreamy melodies, sporadic pads and intricate variations in the drum programming, resulting in something classically influenced yet undeniably forward-thinking.
Then last up to wind down the EP, Tuccillo turns in ‘So Hot feat. CH Brown’ dropping the tempo slightly and introducing Mr. Brown’s Hypnotic vocal lines alongside raw rhythms and tweaking acid bass.
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Published: October 31, 2013