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PFT049 Stereonova - Circus EP
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Italian house with a touch of Hungary. Stereonova's third instalment for Plastic Fantastic and possibly the strongest yet. Three brand new tracks coupled with an amazing remix from one of PFâ??s hottest new talents Monkz â?? a very strong package indeed. All tracks here have been written by Alessandro Russo, who is joined in the studio by Slok (musician / DJ / producer / sound-engineer) and Davide Cassaccia (DJ / producer). The amazing vocals featured on 'Circus' and 'Tron Fill' have been provided by Ryan Blakely Smith from Envy Productions (Los Angeles), and those on 'Play' by the ever mysterious Tek.
Support from John Digweed , Jeryy Bonham , Deep Dish , Sander Kleinenberg , Anthony Pappa , Phil Thompson.
The Italian trio Stereonova are back on Plastic Fantastic with some new tracks for 2004. With previous singles 'Sometimes' and 'People Started To Move' released on the label previously they need no introduction, but over the months have developed and refined their sound, as this two part EP shows. This first part continues one of those tracks alongside a remix from another of Plastic Fantastic's recording artists, Monkz.

The 'Monkz Perverz Mix' of the title track 'Circus' is filled with sweeping synths and a disco groove. A funky bassline pumps while quick changes work into a frenzy of layers. Percussive drops and fills carry on till a short break, popping quickly into a twisted world of voices. The synth effects change to a gated more layered sound while rumbles of drums build back up and into the song. Something very disco influenced in many ways, but very techy and subtle at the same time.

'Play', the first of the original material on the EP, is filled with electro zaps, clicks and pops along with a subtle minimal house groove. The bassline moves slowly in a swaying motion that doesn’t change up too much, but fits perfectly with the spacey sounds. Delayed vocals provided by the mysterious Tek loom with the beats adding spice to the tune. Something made for late nights with a quite vibe.

Two tracks which continue the Stereonova sound in fine fashion, but that won't set the world alight as they aren't too different to what has come before. Perhaps the second half of the EP will make up for it though.

Country: UK
Genre: Electronic
Style: Progressive House

Mar 2004

12" Disc One [PFT049]
A Circus (Monkz Perverz Mix)
Remix - Monkz
B Play
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12" Disc Two [PFT049R]
A Tron Fill
B Circus
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1. Circus (Monkz Perverz Mix)
Remix - Monkz
2. Play
3. Tron Fill
4. Circus