This American producer has been a quick-blooming success story over the past few years with five releases alternating between techno influenced houses releases and some full-on Chicago house stuff.
'Zipacon' see-saws between tough patterns and smoother spans of vaporous house showcasing synth motifs, for scratchier, static-filled joints, retro grainy house tracks and even distorted guitar riffs on 'Crazy Spirit'. The tracks are anthemic and dancefloor-ready.
Naples has a consistency in his compositions that is commendable, he never repeats himself and over the course of this EP comes up with fresh takes withing the genre he works within.
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 08 August 2014
Up-and-coming house producer Anthony Naples drops an EP's worth of juicy cuts via The Trilogy Tapes this week. The 'Zipacon' 12" contains four tracks of uplifting beats and hypnotic synth loops that ebb and flow with an assured intuitiveness through rousing slow-builds and tension-filled breakdowns.
I'm particularly enjoying it when he takes things down a notch such as in the spacious title track, which exudes an almost dubby cool with its barely-there beat and dreamy underwater synth melody. It's not the dancefloor-filler of the EP (lively opener 'Perro' and technofied piano-house update 'More Problem' tick those boxes) but the excellent use of negative space really does make it stand out. Closer 'Crazy Spirit' has a totally trippy fuzz loop with constantly phasing tone and volume, so the EP is quite evenly split between indulgent housey fun and something a bit weirder. Thumbs up.
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