Alex Picone
Cadenza 61

Never losing the music's immediate physicality, the driving, bass-heavy energy of Alex Picone's tracks set club floors on fire. Still in his twenties, he's been a DJ for fifteen years. Having never aimed at quick fame, his career is exemplary in its endurance and commitment: he hosted parties in his hometown of Padova and became resident at seminal Italian clubs. After a stopover in Ibiza he now resides in Berlin.

Alex Picone's first record under his real name is also his first release on Cadenza and his most successful so far. The three tracks of Fahrenheit tie in with the over-boiling force of Floppy and Furby. While the rattling snaredrum adds a humorous touch, the uplifting groove of Inside Out pushes on the limits of the energy levels of contemporary house music. Yet the heart of the track is the relentless bassline, which liquefies one's body and melds the crowd and the whole club into one torrential stream of tension.

With Lost in Burning Man, Alex Picone fuses an old school electro groove into his house beats. This unexpected encounter might remind of one of Kevin Saunderson's hip house grooves. But instead of indulging in nostalgia, the breakbeats add a provoking, startling touch to the track. With the rotary bassline and the playful jaw's harp of Mandarin, the EP ends on a comical note. Alex Picone's second Cadenza is a challenge to a certain house sound that became too accommodating and glossy. His music's driving force pushes the crowd beyond the threshold of the established into a space of limitless indulgence.

All tracks written & produced by Alessandro Picone for Cadenza Records. Mastered by Rashad @ D&M, Berlin. Published by Cadenza Publishing. (p)&(c) Cadenza Records 2011. All rights reserved. Made in Eu. Distributed by Wordandsound.

Cadenza 61