Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio rounds off the year with a new EP from Dino Lenny that features remixes from the boss himself plus FibrerRoot. Italian producer Lenny is the Fine Human Records label head who has been making music since the ‘90s. He’s remixed names like Missy Elliott and Wu Tang Clan but has also been named as "a wizard of electronic music" by the Chemical Brothers, played live with Underworld and released on the likes of Innervisions and Diynamic.
Currently signed to Ellum, previous outings here like ‘It's Saturday’ and ‘Living In A Song’ have helped to raise his profile.
Opener ‘Guilty Officer’ has a frosty feeling, with busted drums and stiff hits all run through with a haunting synth line and spooky vocals and is part EBM, part electroclash and part techno.
Maceo Plex then steps up to remix after another summer of his own Mosaic parties in Ibiza and gigs round the world. He fashions it into a driving techno track with dystopian synth stabs and a sense of tension and futuristic darkness.
Valencia based FibreRoot mixes up a wide range of emotions and sounds from Latin percussion to ethnic drums, always evolving on labels like Sincopat and Correspondant as well as this one. Here his remix makes the drums heavier, spacing them out for a more lingering and paranoid mood.