Risico "Astral Path"
New Label - First Release
Astrophone Records makes its first step. The new Italian label born in 2016 starts with Astral Path, a solid pack with 3 tracks, one original mix from head honcho Risico and two remixes. Astral Path has a melodic mood wich follows the well-known Risico style, with a frenetic, hypnotic structure and acid basslines, a long journey into brilliant leads and FXs on the groove. The first remix is from Elum, that gives a caraibic soul to the original with minimal and micro house sounds, telling new stories with the melody. The Adam Helder’s one makes Astral Path more progressive, with a long drop that sounds perfect for the last tracks of the night.
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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.