TAU welcomes Italian amico Aldebaran back for another adventure into another sonic dimension. Oozing retro future funk from every audi- tory pore, the Danza Proibita EP features five cuts from the prolific producer’s lab. Each track showcases Aldebaran’s ability to create emotive dance floor moments with panache.
Kicking off with ‘Fear’, featuring Laurent Wood, the EP gets straight to work with a jaunty rhythm and mesmerising groove. Just over two and a half minutes in, Laurent’s vocals add another level of musicality to this captivating track. The tension builds until we hit a brief breakdown, leading into more of that irresistible tech-funk.
This is followed by the title cut, ‘Danza Proibita’, a darkside cut with eerie atmospherics and layers of warped sound. Aldebaran keeps it simple, yet highly effective with repeated motifs and unfussy arrangement. The push and pull of tension keeps this one engaging until the very end.
‘Inferno’ is up next, with dense, rubbery kick drums propelling it forward. A hypnotic instrumental is unveiled with vintage sounds evoking a feel of Love Parade in the nineties. This cut is bound to lure you into its web and keep you locked in throughout.
The penultimate cut is ‘ICal’, a sombre, pared-down cut. This one feels cerebral, stimulating the mind to go on a journey inwards while the body dances freely without thought. One the dance floor this will whisk everyone away to a sanctuary within their own minds.
Lastly, Damon Jee steps up to remix ‘Fear’. A deeply funky hypnotic bassline percolates in the low end, while the beats pump and clap. Damon builds the track steadily, moving towards the introduction of Laurent’s vocals, which take on a sultry flavour. Groovy business for the late night funk brigade.