In the early days of his career Slovenia's Valentino Kanzyani built a name for himself as a three-deck wizard of techno. Here on his Cadenza Cycle podcast he demonstrates that he still has a passion and a flair for mixing with the black gold.
Through the crackle, pop and hiss of his records, we see what he sees, and feel what he feels. Manually weaving together fresh underground house and future leaning techno from Europe and beyond, there's a raw and loopy vibe to his set. The rhythms are sometimes complex with multiple dimensions, at other times, the beats are simple affairs, with classic house structure and pure analogue goodness.
The subtle changes in mood and tone throughout his Cycle mix remind us of one of those long afterparty sessions where the music just keeps flowing all through the next day, and it pushes you forwards without ever using any obvious breakdowns and energy-sapping pyrotechnics.
You can hear a lot of Chicago in this Kanzyani set, and a fair amount of Romanian influence too - Kanzyani says that he is currently making and playing music with a lot of Romania's new breed, and indeed his Next Wave parties in Ibiza are aimed at highlighting that same Eastern Europe talent.
Valentino Kanzyani's Source mix features a blissful selection of electronica, downtempo treats, and broken beats with tracks from Brian Eno, Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Moritz Von Oswald Trio, Massive Attack and Autechre. It gives us some insight into who he is as an artist today.
On 30 April Kanzyani will see the release of his debut EP for Cadenza, titled Love & Gratitude EP1. The EP is the first in a series of releases for Cadenza, which will culminate in the release of his album later this year. Listen to previews of Kanzyani's Love & Gratitude here.
Cartel Productions - One Shot
Tripmastaz - Botinko Dub (Basement Kid Remix)
The Timewriter - Dr. Goodtime
Luke Warm - Above Your Troubles
Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search - Our Life With The Wave
Filth - Thinking About You
Ivel Tax - Alom
Getic Funk - Ma'the'matrix
Arapu - Shift delete
Pure Science - And Then Came Rain
Sensual Physics - Angestauter Druck
Boo Williams - Mortal Trance
Terrence Dixon - One Bedroom Apartment
Grey Love - Death Of A Circus Freak
Brian Eno - Emerald and Stone
M.J. Harris & Martyn Bates - The Cruel Mother
Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer - 1-6 Reblazhenstva
Marcoerre - Wisw
Mauricio Redolés - No Importa
Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Structure 4
Valentino Kanzyani - El Circulo de la Vida (Accaplla)
Dan Andrei - Mai Aproape de Altu
Stray - Pushe
Tipper - Adrift For Days
Massive Attack - Flat Of The Blade feat. Guy Garvey
Sarp Yilmaz - Unforeseen
Autechre - Overand
Tujiko Noriko - Differencia
0-1-11 vs. Cari Lekebusch - Derive
Odd Machine - Phase In