Ivan Iacobucci is no stranger to the underground house scene having produced music since the 90’s and earning releases on key labels like Nite Grooves, King Street and others. This latest EP is all about the deeper darker side of house and a debut for the labels new sub series, and I’m feeling every track on it!
On the opening track ‘Router’ Ivan gets hard at work on delivering some rough edged beats and a dubby bassline loop that’s got plenty of clout. Anorak follows a similar pattern in terms of it’s deep groove but carries a simple off beat stab right the way through, trippy stuff. Vinyl only cut, ‘De Mai Sus’ then rocks back and forth with deep, bubbly basslines, streaming sci-fi melodies and kinetic percussive patterns that are subtle but that really bring the funk. We’re treated with a cheeky digital only track called Stakhanovite to wrap things up.
On the whole a positive start for Holic Trax new sub series and one I will be keeping my eye on. Grab your copy from Bandcamp here