(A) Ilario Alicante - Balance
(B) youANDme - Raw
released March 7, 2011
The eighth edition of Cocoon Recordings' 10" series leads us to Berlin, where Martin Müller and Daniel Stroeter are working under the alias youANDme as DJs, label managers and producers for labels such as Rotary Cocktail, 2020Vision and Compost for more than 15 years now. "Raw" is the ultimate soundtrack for the very special acoustic comprehension both musicians have in setting an absolute imperative on the dancefloor by constantly rising noise levels, but without ever neglecting the funk.
Living in Berlin for only a short time, 23-year-old Ilario Alicante from Tuscany / Italy has made his appearance by releasing records for Cécille, Break New Soil or SCI+TEC over the last three years; especially "Vacaciones en Chile" was an essential part of the club summer 2008. "Balance" purifies modern house music down to its essences, using a 2-minute break with a central organ theme to keep your synapses tightly clenched before a massive bass kick unlocks the tension. Just a perfect acoustic devotement to the balance of the raw.