Summer is near to an ending and Astrophone Records is back with the fourth EP of the year, titled “Eclipse”.
The Original Mix by Elum and the Remix made by Risico are the most progressive house tunes of the label's short history, both are crafted in the style of the respective artists but its progressive soul is 100% true. Original one has a tech housy intro with a solid rhtymic part, but soon the sound explodes in a brilliant vortex of melodies and sounds. All the tracks result even more special thanks to some great ambient leads, making every part of the composition different from the others, without losing the connection with the rest of the work. The remix is even deeper but with an acid touch, the trademark of Risico. A great deep bass will lead you into the entire track and sounds like a magic trip into the Eclipse. These tracks will be perfect to be played into a long dj set or during a chill out housy night, with the sunset in front of you, while the autumn is coming.
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Biography Astrophone Records
Astrophone Records is an Italian independent label born in 2016 as an artistic project by Raffaele D’Ascanio and Matteo Basso, founders of electronic duo Risico. The aim of the label is to connect themes such as the universe and spirituality with art, music and symbology. For this, Astrophone wants to create an innovative concept, both musically and graphically, allowing artists to express themselves and create their own imprint, without forgetting the trends on the electronic landscape. The label is open to both digital and vinyl releases, focussing on the research of innovative ways of recording with new instruments and formats. Although Astrophone’s attitude doesn’t fit into a particular musical genre, it is influenced by detroit techno, progressive house and acid house.
Risico is the music project created by Raffaele D'Ascanio, better known by his stage name Raf Dask, and his friend Matteo Basso, known as MadMat LovesJuno. The music of Risico grounds most of the time on techno arrangements that mark out almost all their tracks, by combining acid sounds, catchy melodies, hypnotic riffs, dizzy bass lines together with frenetic warm and captivating rhythmics. This blend matches with each track in a subjective and personal journey the listener can freely go through. Risico aims to seek new and experimental sounds, but at the same time nostalgic touches coming from the past. It 's a synergy between old and new technologies, including old and new rules. Risico are two producers and djs in tune with each other, bounded by an artistic perception that put together analog and digital tools to create unique sounds appreciated abroad as well.