The title of the forthcoming EP by Alejandro Molinari (SXDNS160) on vital British label Nein Records, curated by Tronik Youth (SXDNS050), is a reminder of something we all must be missing… desperately… more than anything. Oh, boy!
“Noche de Berlín” features six tracks with gripping lyrics and an Italo Disco bass drive. It also features two outstanding remixes of the title-track made with love by Sofia-based project Technobeton and prolific former Azari & III Ali X (SXDNS070), as well as two bossy remixes of “Amazonia” by Mexicans forte producers Max Jones, whose previous works were released on Correspondant, Duro and the very same Nein, and Trip Tease, who recently remixed a track for Rhye. We could not fail to mention that the track “Amazonia,” created in conjunction with Victor Schaeffer, is a somber tribute to the fires that raged the Amazon forest in Brazil last year due to negligence and incompetence of the government.
After a good cup of coffee and some deliberation with our angels and demons, we decided to pick the solid Technobeton remix to review. The Bulgarian project decided to darken things a little bit, managing to keep the Latin mood of the original. The stark and aggressive synth layers and the stomping and throbbing bassline paired very well with the caliente lyrics (sung by Molinari himself) and resulted in a hellish interpretation devoted to bringing some “loucura” to our nights, independently of the city in which we listen to it.
Special credits to Aleph Molinari for the artwork.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.