Lorenzo De Blanck Releases “Hey Baby”
Lorenzo de Blanck returns to Jamie Jones’ record label Hottrax with three stripped-down, funk-infused tech house tunes.
After the success of his debut EP, Lorenzo de Blanck made his Hottrax debut in 2020, and his return to the label has been eagerly awaited. Since then, he has also released EPs on several labels, including Matthias Tanzmann’s Moon Harbour and Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records.
He also remixed songs like Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars and worked with Philipp Straub on a track that John Digweed’s Bedrock released.
He has a hectic release schedule in addition to doing frequent DJ performances around his native Italy and gigs in other countries including Ibiza, London, and Barcelona.
This most recent EP is another excellent illustration of Lorenzo de Blanck’s ability to create contagious songs that send the dance floor into a frenzy.
The album’s first track, “Hey Baby,” has a hefty bassline and an intensely fluttering synth. The track develops with a constant flow of energy thanks to its basic sound design and open atmosphere, which enable the percussion to take the lead.
A dramatic track featuring tribal rhythms and a groovy bassline is called “Take Me High.” Its jackin’ drops give it an old-school flavor, and its lively groove and hands-in-the-air intensity make it ideal for the festival’s major stages and the terrace of DC10.
The hip-hop sample that abruptly breaks out in “Central Station” is what makes the track hallucinogenic and has a goofy synth at the core of its rhythm. This peculiar music is a terrific little DJ tool since it is dark and fascinating.