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The mysterious trio bring forward a weighty In Session

  • Funster
  • 25 May 2016
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Their rugged, rough round the edges house and techno has been lighting up dancefloors for years and although it's unnamed and hard to pick up, it's never hard to pin point the sound. Their first release was a bouncy, tech-infused roller that had summer running through its veins.

Since then, the releases have gotten better and better and their profile has risen catastrophically. Every release often sells out straight away and a swift trip to discogs will only cause eyebrows to be raised at the amount of money some of them are going for.

Last year we premiered the A1 from their ninth release and it was tougher and more dancefloor-inclined than the rest, showing that their production set knows no bounds. As has always been the case with the trio, expect the unexpected and revel in it.

It's house and techno music that harks back to the golden eras of the genres but it has its basis firmly rooted in the future.

Despite the completely hidden aspect of the act, they still play frequently around the world. They're regulars at Panorama Bar, have graced the hallowed grounds of DC-10 for Paradise and play in the UK several times a year. Pretty good going considering there's little to no promotion for their music or shows.

It's been a long time coming but now we can finally welcome ItaloJohnson to the In Session ranks and what a debut they've made. There's a mixture of glistening, pounding and raw house, wriggling acid and restless tech that shuffles and pulsates.

The music and mixing is of an expectantly gold standard and it's 90 minutes that you'll no doubt relive more than once. There's no tracklist for this one but then again, did we even expect one?

Wherever you are, whoever you are, ItaloJohnson, keep doing what you're doing, it's working.

ITJ 10 is out now

ItaloJohnson play Farr Festival on July 15 Bygrave Woods, Hertfordshire (25mins from Kings Cross), Weekend & Day tickets available here. They also play at Familia at Egg LDN on July 9 alongside Popof & more, tickets here


Funster is Mixmag's Digital Music Editor, follow him on Twitter here
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