- Top 100
July 20, 2012
SCI+TEC Digital Audio is the premiere techno and electronic record label founded by DJ and producer Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia. It was launched to reflect the core sound and the discovery of emerging and established talent. Dubfire calls it his true labour of love and a deeply personal venture in the hope that electronic music fans will be moved, literally and figuratively by its output.
As one of Sci+Tek’s primary artists, Carlo Lio has the ability to capture sounds and emit them so expressively is a gift. Music has always been a priority in Carlo’s life; anyone who witnesses him gracing the decks can attest to this. Carlo can turn a careful observer into a dancer through the raw emotion and passion in his music. Music is a language; it is a means of connectivity, intimacy and communication and Carlo has brilliantly captured and shared this with his fans.
With his latest release, Carlo Lio delivers a sublime two track EP that cuts right to the heart of everything that is positive with house and techno in 2012.
Following last year’s hits Mike loves the Horn which was produced with Coyu for Joris Voorn’s Rejected imprint, and also his sublime Remix of Sante’s Ce Una for Butch’s label Bouq, Carlo Lio continues to get groovy with two different, yet complimentary tracks for SCI+TEC.
First up is Keep Grooving which has a classic jacking tech-house sound. A rolling warbling bass and a jumpy haunting topline combine effortlessly to create a track that is sure to cause mass devastation on dance-floors this summer.
Turbulence is a deeper techno affair, and is evidently influenced by Carlo’s work on his forthcoming SCI+TEC mix compilation. Carlo is equally prevelant when turning his hand to the darker, deeper sounds of techno, and this production highlights this with of a series of splendid aural intricacies.
Despite being a digital producer through and through, Carlo’s music still has that raw and honest feeling to it, a characterisitic that has not gone unnoticed by some of the most respected record labels the world over.
Releases such as False Information and Coppa on Carl Cox’s InTec Digital label, coupled with his awesome remix of Dubfire & Huntemann’s Diablo on Cocoon, demonstrate his ability to punch with the heavy hitters of the techno world. Conversly, his work within the house and tech-house sections of the spectrum highlight the dexterity of a producer who has an acute understanding of how his signature sound can be adapted to fit other genres. Indicitave of this trait is his remix of Kenny Glasgow’s Logans Run on renouned house label No.19. Similarly his track with Coyu Moxis Sickness which was released on the now infamous Noir Music.
And now Keep Grooving, his fourth EP for SCI+TEC brings Carlo back to the forefront of people’s minds. His desire to stay one step ahead of the scene has meant he has been in constant demand as a producer. Whether it is his fast, deep pulsing tech-house, or groovy chuggy techno, Carlo always delivers. And Keep Grooving continues in that vein.
For those who love their tech dark & dirty, this is a must purchase!