Based out of Berlin and helmed by Matthias Speck (aka Back for Good), the Turn It Down Music label has been turning heads on a consistent basis since it first emerged in 2017. A home for some impressively chosen musicians, it’s already played host to works by key electro and techno players such as Universo, DJ Overdose and Back for Good himself. On their latest, they welcome Italian producer Alessandro Parisi into the fold, who impresses courtesy of the quite exceptional rave-heavy sounds of Crystal Tears. The original is an up-tempo banger full of old-school electro sounds. Notable for its many dramatic vibes, it really sticks out from the crowd thanks to its trance tinges, the likes of which evoke memories of Age of Love’s classic self-titled jam. A tantalizing cut of the type that never lets its hair down even for a brief moment, this is relentless, high-class electro of the sort that’s sure to appeal to legends of the genre such as DJ Stingray himself.
Another Italian, Armonics then opts to retain much of the original’s charm, placing it alongside an 80’s inspired Italo vibe that maintains a really classy, timeless vibe. Best known for his work on the Slow Motion label, his contribution here is one that’s far removed from the original but also one that grants the package an unlikely eclectic theme. Closing the release is Back for Good’s remix. His remix takes all that’s great about the original before Speck leaves his own inimitable stamp on it with a gnarly baseline of the sort you just don’t encounter too often. If you’re up for something different this weather, consider Turn It Down’s latest to be just the ticket.
“Alessandro Parisi – Crystal Tears EP” is available May 3rd on Turn It Down Music.