Out with old, in with the bold… Pets prepare us for a fresh new year start with an early-ears peak at what they have in store for 2017. It starts right here with a techno maestro who – thanks to a deep stash of thoroughbred beats on Soma, Hypercolour, Echocord and Kontra – shouldn’t require much of an introduction: Roberto Clementi.
Resident at Harmonized – one of Italy’s finest underground club institutions – here we find Roberto analysing his role at its fullest flex: the range, versatility and subtlety and the almost important need to master all shades of the night: the ability to set the scene and prepare the countdown, knowing when to play the lead and knowing how to bring things home with respect to the dancefloor who make the party every single trip.
It begins with ‘Avesys’ in every possible way: its dubby warmth, rippling rhythmic elements and patient percussive builds (all wrapped up with soft-but-stern insistency), don’t just mark the perfect tone and timbre of an on-point take off set, but also trigger the whole full-spectrum, deep space EP concept. Scene setters don’t come any clearer.
‘Voschod’ follows with a one-way trip into space as we explore the lesser-told half of the 60s space race and the Russian’s second wave manned spacecraft trips. You can almost hear the countdown as the kicks rumble beneath you and you can definitely feel the fire power and low end thrust when the full track takes off. Peaktime Clementi; guaranteed lead-taking material.
Maintaining the outer planetary sensation, ‘Landing A Man’ spins us into gravity-free stasis with an historic homage to Kennedy’s ambition to land a man on the moon. Looping up the respected president with trippy, head-turning results he utilises a drum set so wide and cliff-like you can feel the earth’s orbit and gravity drawing you back to terra firma with weight and confident firmness. Bringing it home… Only to shoot you back into space again very soon. Happy new future everyone.
Format: 12” + digital
B2. Landing a Man