Rio Padice – Tropical Interlune

 

More vinyl-only Deep House goodness and this time from master of the raw sound Rio Padice, with ‘Tropical Interlune’ on Early Sounds Recordings. The album fits neatly onto one record, offering a full long-player listening experience but with a selection of short cuts, none of which meet the 6 minute mark. 

Tropical Interlune kicks off with ‘Insenature’ which is Deep House music at its warmest, followed by the ‘live’ jazzy of ‘Inquieto’. Things move even jazzier with ‘La Palma’ as a latin sound drives the track before Side A draws to a close with the much deeper ‘Gravitazionale’. 

Side B, with five tracks in total proceeds with that live jazzy feel again in ‘Marea’ before the more upbeat ‘Paranoidale’ takes things towards Acid House without boiling over, punctuated by African sounding strings and percussion. ‘Nightfall’, a bass-driven groove injects a little more funk to Tropical Interlune, accompanied by sliding keys. Then, delving further through the funk, African and jazz influences – Padice drops ‘Quinto Anello’, possibly my favourite of these brilliant cuts. The EP closes with Desert Horizons, which is the deepest piece on the album – licks of vocals and a steady groove.

In previous excursions, Rio Padice has shown that he is capable of producing hard-hitting Techno, straight up Deep House and here he shows the true depth of his talent with his most ambitious and thoroughly engaging work to date in ‘Tropical Interlune’.

The 12″ vinyl is still available – you can grab a copy HERE

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