Artists: Cristiano Cellu, Simone M
Title: Phaconto EP
Remixer: Federico Grazzini
Label: Be Apart Music
Helmed by Cristiano Cellu and Simone M, Be Apart is an emerging Italian label with a penchant the more discerning side of house and techno. Based in Florence, the imprint kicked off only recently courtesy of an an auspicious V/A that saw the aforementioned label heads featured alongside the likes of Nadia Popoff, Marko Nastic and Peter Makto & Gregor S. For their latest installment, Cellu and Simone M team up once more on the electrifying sounds of the Phacanto EP.
A boisterous cut of peak-time techno, the title track is an evocative track that’s without doubt been made with the night’s most passionate moments in mind. Although it starts off on a relatively innocuous tip, it soon morphs into a baseline-led banger, the likes of which is yearning to be played on a vast soundsystem. A surefire call for dancefloor destruction, ‘Phacanto’ offers a fitting insight into two producers who clearly have a clear understanding in the studio.
On the flip side of the vinyl-only release is Federico Grazzini’s remix. Ibiza regulars will be all too aware of Grazzini’s talents, and aside from being a resident at Zoo, he’s also a resident at Florence’s best known nightspot, Tenax. Grazzini keeps the original’s eerie vibe intact on his interpretation, but adds some clever drums and a heightened sense of suspense that elevates it to further levels still. Be Apart’s latest release sure ain’t subtle – but that my friend, is exactly the point. If you’re after something that’s sure to move the floor this weather, then look no further.