Lost In Time continues on it’s path exploring timeless underground house music with Number 8 in the series. The ‘Last Step’ EP focuses on the extraordinary production talents of Tuccillo, the Italian musician widely regarded for his Unblock studio. This record marks a deviation in direction for Tuccillo, who is recently returning to his roots, making stripped down minimal dubs aimed directly at the dance floor. LOSTIME008 includes four new cuts which can best be defined as ‘Romanian’ style in essence. In fact Raresh from a:rpia:r and Livio & Roby from Premiesku are early supporters.
The title track kicks things off with rolling percussion with more than a hint of latino attitude. Dubby stabs and detroit style chords soon join the party and intricate changes in the drum programming keep subtly lifting the track throughout. ‘Changed’ opts for a totally different tact, opening with lush, dreamy pads which evolve alongside rolling snare patterns and bass grooves to reveal a heavily harmonised spoken word vocal.
On The flip side, ‘Drum Engine’ opens with feint, delayed vocal stabs which are joined by celestial, swirling pads, before being abruptly stripped away to reveal a menacing growling bass Finally, ‘Titled’, takes thing in a more minimal direction with airy pads and acid bleeps panning around the mix, showing off Tuccillo's immense production talent.
LOSTIME008 ‘Last Step’ is out 22nd May on Lost In Time.
Published: 18th May 2017