DJ/Producers often get boxed into one sound.? Italian producers/Jolly Rogers label heads Steve Forest and Nicola Fasano have become known for their festive sound of modern tribal beats and energetic electro fused into club-rocking party anthems. Collaborations with Pitbull (their track “75 Brasil Street” became the infamous “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)”) and Kat Deluna launched them onto international dance floors.? A recent track with Crystal Waters, “Love I Call My Own,” signaled a transition to a darker, more progressive vibe.? As a full-on dark electro progressive stomper, their new track “Apocalypse” continues this direction.? Starting off with an eerily dark keyboard, it sounds more like a deadmau5 composition than something you would expect from the Italian party boys. The crescendo heading into intense rave-like electro is unexpected and introduces the effected-robot voice which seems to be repeating “Wait.” The track has a cold feeling, like really dark techno, yet is energetic enough that when programmed in the right set would be deeply effective on a big room floor. It’s always great to see musicians explore new directions so it will be interesting to what this new darker vibe of Forest and Fasano develops into.
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