Review: Given that Balearic Gabba Sound System are big fans of Walter Del Vecchio's work under the Quiroga alias, it's little surprise to find him popping up on the Hell Yeah label they call home. Like many Napoli-based producers, Del Verchio is a master at joining the dots between languid, synth-heavy Balearica, pitched-down deep house, and the kind of kaleidoscopic electronics that were once the backbone of Italy's dream house movement. All of these elements can be found on superb A-side "Viaggio A Tulum", alongside some blissfully brilliant electric piano flourishes. On the flip, he slows things down to a mind-altering pace on the dubbed-out acid trip-hop of "Non Dire Notte" and presses the button marked "drowsy ambient" on "Prati Bagnati" and closer "Bava".
Review: Following releases from the likes of L.U.C.A and Ad Bourke & Rotla, Quiroga makes a welcome return to his own Really Swing helm on this super-smooth disco dreamboat 12". "Cups & Balls" builds with a Latin bass momentum and subtle disco emotion and "Ciao Fischio" takes a splash into the sunset shallow end with lazy beats and dreamy keys. "Citta di Mare" lights the final candle with touching delicacy. Far away organs, forefront breaks and a sense of space so vast you feel you could float away, Quiroga is really on the summertime money right here.
Review: Hell Yeah make music that transports you to a beach side idyll in no time at all. It is music for sunsets, slow dances, boat parties. Music to fall in love to, and with. Not convinced? The latest exhibit is this new double 12" from Naples legend Quiroga. It's been a while - 12 years - since his last album but here he shows that all his delicate musicianship and lovely languid grooves are still irresistible. There are drawn out and cosmic synth modulations, retro synth-pop lullabies and bubbly percussive numbers flecked with worldly rhythms. So, sit back, stick it on and dream of warmer climes.