Milanese duo The Barking Dogs return to the Gomma label for a superb new single featuring Rush Hour’s Tom Trago and a remix from the ever-excellent Analogue Cops. “You High’ show’s why the pair have been picking up dedicated support from the likes of James Murphy (DFA), Soul Clap and Toally Enrmous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Italian DJ/producers Cristian Croce and Nicola Mazzetti AKA The Barking Dogs have been building an enviable reputation over the past 5 years. Releasing music through their own Barking Dogs label, running their own Discosafari nights and touring as DJ’s, they have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. The pair are also the owner of one of Milan’s leading record stores Serendeepity.
2012 saw the Dogs join forces with one of German’s pre-eminent electronic music labels, the Munich based Gomma. Gomma need little introduction having been the driving force behind music from the likes of Munk, Headman, Whomadewho & Dimitri From Paris, pushing the boundaries of nu-disco, house, techno and electronica for well over a decade with a perpetual eye towards the future. The Barking Dogs ‘Mamarracho / Linked In’ single has been one of the highlights of the year so far, generating heavyweight DJ support and being used to open the Radio 1 Essential mix from Total Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
The follow up EP kicks off with title track ‘Your High’ and sees The Barking Dogs team up with Rush Hour artist Tom Trago for a wonderfully off kilter slice of electronic music. Warm bass, heavily delayed claps and skittering percussion work around subtle vocal edits, abstract piano chords and sonic sweeps to wonderful effect and create a record that has a truly unique feel. The original is backed up with a remix from Italy’s The Analogue Cops who create a mix that is a wonderful fusion of live elements and techno sensibilities, sublime stuff.
The EP is completed with two further original recordings, the bubbling acid techno/disco of ‘Margherita’ which sees the boys melding acidic analogue lines with jazz inflected techno percussion and ‘Ebony’ which takes things on an interplanetary tangent with its bass driven, sci-fi brilliance.
The Barking Dogs are genuinely talented and truly unique, pair them with the Gomma label, Tom Trago and The Analogue Cops and you’ve got a pretty special single indeed!
Published: 25th October 2012