Boomkat Product Review:
Kode9 picks exclusively Italian music for his mix-lp accompaniment for the C2C lot.
Drawing for tunes by Babau, Bienoise, Caterina Barbieri, Lorenzo Senni, Mana, Ninos Du Brasil, Silvia Kastel and spime.im, Kode cues up a fine introduction to the world of contemporary Italian electronic music. While best known for mixing up the crème de la crème of the global bassbin rhizome, he here takes the opportunity to follow his nose down more abstract, tonal-based wormholes and sequence the selection with an underlying sci-fi appeal that’s always been a key component of his work.
Oscillating original Hyperdub works with choice picks from the current Italian scene, the mix unfolds between Mana’s hyper-chamber choral pads from ‘Leverage For Survival’ and strong atmospheric sound designs by Babau for the Volum E label, with sublime strokes from Silvia Kastel (presumably upcoming on Hyperdub?) on the first side, before blending Ninos Du Brasil’s kinky batacuda rhythm with Lorenzo Senni’s effusive trance arps from ‘Emotiva1234’, and giving way to cascading new age arps by Caterina Barbieri and Bienoise’s original commission for C2C.