Vincenzo

“The Phantom Image, Steve Bug Edit!”

PFR96 scanZoom inLabelPoker Flat
Cat. No.PFR96
FormatEXCL12"I
Orders fromThu, 15 May 2008
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Review

Vincenzo has had a central role in Steve Bug‘s Dessous label for a decade now, contributing greatly to one of the most influential German House labels around. For some it might come as a surprise then, that this is Vincenzo‘s first ever release on Bug‘s equally significant Poker Flat imprint. Making a dramatic yet clearly traceable transition from the smooth disco-tech grooves of his last hit, ‚The Resident‘ for Dessous, Vincenzo‘s dirty weekend away at hotel Poker Flat comes through with a paranoid urgency sure to twist the dancefloor into a modest frenzy! ‚The Phantom Image‘ is a teasing, acid-tweaked club tool, stripped and refined. It burns slowly from both ends and builds in classic style, amounting to an insatiable hypnotic moment, instinctively connecting the mind and body with only one vital message: to move. Flip over and you‘ll find two more seriously deviated cuts, in the form of Steve Bug‘s Edit of ‚The Fruit Fly‘, and Vincenzo‘s orginal mix. Both mixes raise the intensity from the late night tripping atmospheres of ‚Phantom‘ and take us straight into the peak time Poker Flat style… Phasing synth stabs and a floorshaking bassline take the track sky high, with Vincenzo‘s trademark impeccable production at the centre of it all, ensuring every moment comes through loud and clear. Bug‘s Edit raises the drama a notch, peaking with a different flavour, whilst the original is a true gem and a classic example of the non-stop power of Vincenzo‘s creative output!

PFR96 in the media

Nico De Ceglia: “ Really like this one. I’ve been playing both sides. ”

anja schneider [mobilee]: “Playlist "Under the Blue Moon" Radio Friz Berlin”

Ben Watt (buzzin fly): “ good! ugly but still your best friend ...”

Benno Blome: “ will play phantom image. i like it.”

Chloe: “super good track! i support”

culturanocturna.com: “Cabeza visible del movimiento house alemán durante la última década, con especial protagonismo en sellos como Dessous, Vincenzo se ha ganado un sitio entre los grandes del género ya no sólo en su país, sino en toda Europa. Su amigo Steve Bug lo sabe bien, y por ello le guarda un lugar de honor en el catálogo de Poker Flat, donde ahora edita este “The Phantom Image” donde nos encontramos con el lado más acid del artista, aunque recubierto de una atmósfera de cierto clasicismo house que da un toque groovy al tema, algo así como lo que ocurría en su anterior y todavía reciente maxi, “The Resident”, pero llevado por la pasión de Jack. Un track más que interesante, pero ahí no queda la cosa, ni mucho menos. Mr. Bug entra en escena remezclando un tema más que correcto que ocupa el reverso del disco, “The Fruit Fly”, un corte muy en la línea estilística de Poker Flat, jugueteando con la oscuridad de ese house a la vez intenso y sensual que tanto gusta a los de Hamburgo y sus fieles seguidores, entre los que un servidor hace años que se incluye. Un tema que se convierte con el paso de los minutos en una herramienta de auténtico lujo para esos dj´s que huyen de la linealidad y rebuscan entre house y tech house melodías de esas que al mezclar con el disco siguiente, sigan debajo de él repitiéndose”

D'JULZ (Ovum): “ fruity fly is dope!will play”

Dave DK (Mood Music): “Unusual dark smasher from Vincenzo!”

DIRT CREW CHARTS: “ JULY 2008 #2!”

Dj Mag (UK): “Vincenzo goes back to the old school with niggling, tweaked acid builds on the title track and the insane siren-fuelled New York tribal house of 'The Fruit Fly'. Richard Brophy ”

F.E.X.: “the fruity bug edit is amazing”

Gamal Kabar: “ Very nice track will work as a nice switch track to get everybody shakin”

Gamal Kabar: “Very nice track will work as a nice switch track to get everybody shakin”

Groove Mag (GER): “Donnerlüttchen! Von Vincenzo sind wir ja eher smoothe House-Nummern für Dessous gewohnt. Jetzt wechselt der Herr zum zweiten Steve-Bug-Label und knallt uns hier einen absolut zwingenden Acidtrack vor den sprichwörtlichen Latz. Und die Tracks der B-Seite setzen noch einen drauf. „The Fruit Fly“ führt direkt in die Peaktime. Messerscharfe Synthies und mächtig brummende Bässe auf housigem Fundament – man darf davon ausgehen, diesen Track diesen Sommer noch so einige Male zu begegnen. Experiment gelungen, Patient tanzt. cblu”

Jamie Jones (cocoon/Crosstown): “ Really digging this, original and edit good wil be playing for sure. cheers...:-)”

jeff samuel (poker flat, trape: “ like both versions of the fruity fly, will play!”

Jussi-Pekka: “ whuu great A-side!! great in all, houseyish and stripped down maddness! jeah!”

Mijk Van Dijk: “ The Phantom Image is the bomb. Relentless Bassline, loving it from the first bar.”

Nico De Ceglia: “Really like this one. I’ve been playing both sides. A change of vibe for Vincenzo but still quality”

Pan-Pot: “ DJ Charts #02 ”

Raveline (GER): “Obwohl Vincenzo schon seit einem Jahrzehnt eine entscheidende Rolle auf Steve Bugs Label Dessous zukommt, so ist “ThePhantom Image” tatsächlich sein erstes Releases auf Poker Flat. Die sehr hypnotische Mischung aus Acid Sounds und fließenden Disco-Tech-Beat machen den Track zu einem funktionellen Clubtool. Ich bin allerdings eher ein Freund der Flipside, auf der sich zwei ganz starke Versionen von „The Fruity Fly“ befinden. Der Bug Edit setzt in seiner Inszenierung mit bombastischen Strings und Chords auf „Drama, Drama, Drama!“, die mit ebenso starken Beats unterlegt sind. Ein Floor-Shaker, der sich von Vincezos Original unterscheidet im Grunde nur im Arrangement unterscheidet, das etwas mehr an der Leine zurückgehalten wird”

Steve Bug: “charted at #7”

tsugi mag (F): “Face A : habitué à figurer sur l’autre label de Steve Bug, Dessous, Vincenzo a remisé sa facette deep house pour faire une entrée remarquée chez Poker Flat avec ce titre vrillé, minimal et funky. Face B : il enfonce le clou avec “The Fruit Fly”.”

Will Saul (Simple Records): “Just in time for the weekend!!I'm a big fan of Vincenzos productions and this is undoubtedly one of his strongest releases date. Will play all the tracks”

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