March 10, 2006

Scorchio - En Fuego

The Unlocked Groove label is in the unfortunate (so I’ve heard) business of trying to make it as a tech-house label in Boston. It’s certainly not for lack of bringing the goods musically. Scorchio’s first solo release for the label features a slickly melodic cut-up (“Hate Me Not,”) the attendant deep(er) rework (by Fred Giannelli), a minimal funk B-side that you forget upon hearing (“Inverted Burning People”), and the shuffle-in-the-style-of-Orb (“Nervous.”) In fact, it’s like they took a page right out of Kompakt’s playbook. Which is to say, grab the A-side and the shuffle. Lose the rest.

Unlocked Groove / 002
[Todd Burns]