Bellissimo! Arcane tap Italy’s hardest-working house producer for their latest Pantone-dipped platter, serving up four shades of creamsicle analog house to start 2019 off on a posi tip. The Fingers-indebted dreamy jacking “Flute” sets the vibe before quickly subverting it with infrared seeker “Lowe Me.” Flip it over for the sun-kissed saltwater float of “Control” and the breezy “Tropical Song,” something like Frankie Knuckles’ timeless “Whistle Song” injected with a spoonful of sand from Ibiza’s finest beaches. It’s a perfectly fine outing from Deep88, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the man’s pedigree, and a dazzling new facet in the delightfully unpredictable saga of Arcane. Also the honey-tinted jacket coincides nicely with my 2019 resolution to wear more yellow (not to mention Paris’ latest civil upheaval!), and is easy to spot in any drab house crate when you need to light up the dance. Recommended!
- exclusive vinyl-only release
- limited edition
- music label: Arcane 2018
reviewed by the boy who hates 909 kick 01/2019