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REVIEW: Robert Hood, Ken Ishii, Marcel Dettmann and many others remix Mattia Trani

Mattia invited his favorite producers from the past and present to create their own vision of his music.

The remix album is scheduled for a June 30 release and will be released on vinyl, 3-part and digital.

First up are Detroit legend Robert Hood and pioneer Luke Slater as Planetary Assault Systems. The two remixed "One More Step," taking the minimalist tool into more percussive realms. Ken Ishii, Mattia's favorite producer from the '90s, reworked "Scenery" adding timeless Japanese futuristic atmospheres to the track. Marcel Dettmann delivered, for him, an unusual 122bpm deep house thump through his version of “Videogame,” which features vocals from Theo Nasa.

In the second 12”, the best hard-techno producers and djs of the moment Alignment, Indira Paganotto and Lee Ann Roberts, gave 2023 treatment to “Biologic Horror”, “End of Days” and “No Future”. Paul Ritch and Luigi Madonna complete the lineup with their acid versions of the old school.

Finally, the third vinyl sees Mattia's close friend Fedele remix "Scenery" into a melodic hit. To conclude, there are K91, Matgroove and Gianma Bln, all upcoming artists from Italy and students of Mattia's music academy. They each tackled "endless optimism," but while K91 explored breaks, Matgroove took a deeper route, and Gianma Bln played crisp arrangements.

Each producer summarizes their intentions in this compilation, looking for novelty without losing nostalgia, who plays with the genre but without falling into predictable tricks, nor in the arrogance of those who castle themselves in a genre or mannerism to show that they have personality. Paradoxically, in order to achieve simplicity and lucidity, experience and the ability to know how to free oneself from the limitations of conditioning are required, and this first compilation is a healthy example of this. For this very reason, the best of the compilation is not so much what it contains, but what it promises: having made the necessary balance, it is known that what has to come from the Fanzine Project in the future will be even better.

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