Raffaello & Palermo is the union of two friends and old LPH brothers, Damon Palermo, a.k.a. Magic Touch, and Raphaël Valensi, a.k.a. Laura Ingalls. Palermo's an Angeleno who came up in the Bay Area scene of the mid-aughts and Valensi's a Frenchman dwelling in Shanghai, perhaps best known for his work as the Horses, a duo comprised of him and Clément Pony.
So there's the backstory. What's actually on this slab of wax, though?
Four chunky anthems that nimbly weave ravey mayhem into filter house and disco edits, sometimes touching on almost psychedelic trance-like tropes. If you don't hear one of these out every weekend night this summer, you're going to the wrong parties.
Published: 26th May 2016