Mariano Montori and Nico Ferrero – House Theory (Soundteller Records)

The latest release on Deersky’s Soundteller Records features a fresh collaborative project form Mariano Montori and Nico Ferrero.

Mariano Montori and Nico Ferrero

Both hailing from Argentina Mariano and Nico have enjoyed success in their solo production careers having appeared on Asymmetric Recordings, Suffused Music and Stellar Fountain Deep. Now we see Soundteller Records showcasing the duos first ever collaboration entitled ‘House Theory’ which includes remixes from Diego Azocar and Simos Tagias.

A fusion of production minds is a always an intriguing proposition and sometimes the results can be incredible. Mariano and Nico have certainly delivered on ‘House Theory’ which sits as one of their best. It dark and ominous nature is immediately appealing and the percussive groove sits nicely alongside it’s progressive contemporaries. There’s a subtle atmospheric motif running through the main break but it keeps the dark and mysterious nature of tune well intact, and the third act is equally powerful with those unique bass stabs leading the charge. Excellent colab from Mariano and Nico, hopefully we see another one soon! Also included is a Deep version which features the same production hallmarks but over a more subversive and laid back foundation, can’t go wrong with either one and both should prove stellar on the dance floor.

The first interpretation of ‘House Theory’ is provided by Diego Azocar who is making his fourth appearance on Soundteller Records. The Argentinean producer has been a firm favourite in the progressive underground since his early releases on Baires Records and Stripped Digital. Diego’s remix of Villa Violet & Minoru ‘Renja’ still sits nicely as one of Soundteller’s finest releases and he’s turned in a great remix of ‘House Theory’ here. Diego’s laid back, spacious groove paints a much different picture than the original and his indistinct melodies are really captivating. It’s a magical sounding track which undoubtedly peaks during the main break and closes out with a groovy second half that is careful not to go too far. Wonderful remix from Diego.

The second and final interpretation of ‘House Theory’ is provided by Simos Tagias who is making his fourth appearance on Soundteller Records. The Greek producer has delivered some of this year’s finest underground productions. His originals for Dopamine Music and Temporum Music (in collaboration with Jorgio Kioris) have been standouts and his interpretation of ‘House Theory’ is also excellent. Simos’ groovy, percussive style has remoulded Mariano and Nico’s original into a real hypnotic beast. It’s soft atmospheric overlay adds a wonderful film of beauty though but it’s done in a manner than doesn’t detract from the dance floor sensibility of the track. The melodies evolve a touch during the break and lead to a nice apex before the low end rumble returns for a heavenly finish. Beautiful remix from Simos and my fave on the release as well. A top notch offering from Deersky’s Soundteller Records once again. Don’t miss it.

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