Italy’s Mauro Picotto has been involved in electronic music since the late-90s and released a handful of records via his Alchemy imprint and BXR of which he stands in as A&R and in-house producer. Here though Mauro is back on his Alchemy imprint with a new project in the shape of ‘AYALA (Can You Feel)’, a collaboration between himself and Barney Scott and on offer here is a sampler comprising three tracks from the package.
Up first is the original mix which sees Picotto embrace his ability for creating melodious and hypnotic atmospheres, fusing mesmeric pads with snaking bass grooves, looped synth stabs and delayed
square wave bass hit to create an intricately unfolding eight minute voyage.
Up next is the Heartmode Instrumental Mix which introduces old skool piano hooks, bubbling background atmospherics and sweeping arpeggios to create a bright contrast to the original’s darker, brooding feel. The Picotto Dub Mix then rounds off the package taking things back into dark realms via stripped back rhythms, dubbed out synth swells and a bass hook that continually evolves over the records seven minute duration.
It’s out on Alchemy 20 June.