Italian producer Dino Lenny has just released a collection of tracks on his Fine Human Records imprint, including a remix from Sodai label head Gardens of God. With almost 30 years of releasing records under his belt, Dino has built a back catalogue of remixes and collaborations. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in the business remixing the likes of Missy Elliott and Timbaland and collaborating with names such as Madonna, Wu-Tang Clan, Seth Troxler and Dixon.
Lenny has been named as “a wizard of electronic music” by the Chemical Brothers, played live with Underworld, released music on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Innervisions, Diynamic, Cocoon & Correspondant, and is currently signed to Maceo Plex's Ellum and runs his Fine Human Records imprint.
'Dis Kollect' is an album collection with some released and unreleased tracks from Dino including a remix by Lithuania’s Gardens of God who has multiple releases on Ellum and his Sodai imprint. ‘Deep & Dark’ unites new wave aesthetics, obscure vocals and low slung bass notes in this opener before ‘OFL offers up rave-inspired modulations and synth and chord work influenced by the ‘90s.
‘Dis Konnect’ deploys chugging drums, otherworldly oscillations and bleepy sci-fi tinged melodies while ‘Let Me Hear Ur Sick’ together with ‘Fire’ lays focus on revolving 303 grooves, keys and vocals that continue to orbit the nostalgic atmospheres throughout. ‘Techno Is Dead’ is a deep, atmospheric techno cut with kicks, obscure vocals and break-downs mixed with moments of calmness yet ecstasy.
‘Go Down To Mexico’ implements stabbing bass notes, angelic leads in the distance and synth waves spiralling underneath until Gardens of God rounds off proceedings by encompassing the original vocal yet spinning it on its head by bringing murky vibrations that harmonises with the emotive soundscapes and pads that slowly fade in and out.