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 a 2023 deal 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 emerging artists from Italy and students at Mattia’s music academy. They each tackled «infinite optimism,» but while K91 explored breaks, Matgroove took a deeper route, and Gianma Bln played crisp arrangements.
All the artists show us the great versatility behind this record label, and that make this compilation something dizzying, that moves with a progression of chords that are like serotonin bombs, and some melodic brushstrokes, that make a brilliant set. The tracks are strong and leap above the prevailing conventions, knowing how to avoid the most recurring harshness and darkness, looking for dance but without predictable tricks and without exceeding an understandable level of experimentation suitable for the track.
In addition, this selection maintains a narrative line that shows that his compositions are not nihilistic, but are part of a process that, thanks to the mastery of his compilers, is easy to enter. We could almost say that that punk attitude that runs through each song no longer belongs to the young, since maturity can also be their golden age. 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 all the artists in the future will be even better.