AZIMUTE – THE SECRET – COR12148
Release Date: January 29th, 2018
Catalog No COR12148
Label: Cocoon Recordings
The Secret (Original mix) Azimute 7:17
The Secret (Quenum & Cesare vs Disorder Mix) Azimute 7:20
The Secret (Cristi Cons Remix) Azimute 11:34
Azimute are Cesare Marchese and Swiss producer Philippe Quenum, who’s certainly no stranger to in-the-know techno heads. Although they have just seven releases under their belt, they’ve actually had output on labels like Crosstown Rebels or even Transmat in a relatively short period of time. Now they’ve found their way on to Cocoon Recordings and what the pair conjour up together leaves us totally speechless.
“The Secret” gives us a glimpse of what we’ve just described because as it stands, Azimuth are still something of an insider tip. Intriguingly, their Cocoon debut contains one of the highest ‘soul’ factors of any of Cocoon’s releases, packed with beguiling vocals and click-clacking percussion sounds from the shallows of the techno-sound universe. Meanwhile the additional house mix is decorated with warm and hypnotic filter chords as Azimute serve up a production of incredible intensity and depth.
These two original versions certainly get things off on the right foot and will no doubt be receiving a lot of attention over the coming weeks, but that’s not all. There’s also a Cristi Cons remix on top that unfolds over 11 minutes and 34 seconds in true Villalobos or Cadenza style as the legend unleashes his minimal vibe, opening yet another fascinating musical door. So there you have it – three versions that are by no means commonplace but have already been on heavy rotation for days!