Personality Disorder Music is Guti & David Gtronic‘s launched at the end of last year with a massive 18-tracks LP. We talked about this new joint-venture with both the guys during the fantastic Guti’s Bday-bash during ADE last year, also premiering one of the peak-time from the album called “The Traveller”. The collaborative effort has seen both the label-heads involved in the LP and now, 6 months after, almost every original track got a remix treatment from good friends of the label like Hector, Sece, Giorgio Maulini, Chklte and Just_Me, to which are added the winners of the remix contest Del Fonda and Federika. The whole package flows smoothly on its 15 tracks, ranging from the summer-breezy atmospheres of US trio Imbue to more dancefloor-oriented gunpowder tools courtesy of Vatos Locos associates Sece and Randall M.
Dailycid Music boss DJ W!LD opens the package with a tight, load of soul, minimal banger on his version of “Endless Positions”. An airy overprocessed pads moves smoothly in the pan, sweeping from left to right, while distant voices create a gentle contrast with the harsh sound of the drums. A second, masculine and low-pitched vocal kicks in boldly on the drop. Bass shakes powerfully and trippy percussive loop complete the frame with a just-right breakbeat feel, with the French DJ able to deliver a gentle and measured piece exploration in different music styles.
Just_Me‘s remix of “Nakata” – which in its original version also featured Argentinian Fosky, now involved as a remixer – features his deep-techy signature. The rubbery and definite pulse from the low-end area keeps on the groove, perfectly matching with a second sampled bassline that kicks in later on. Pads arise, creating an opening just in time for the break. A very simple but effective re-interpretation, with a resolute and clear personality. No disorder here.
Next up, Buenos Aires-based and contest winner Del Fonda delivers a funky and robust remix of “Robot Love”, and we immediately get lost in the gentle piano chords. Harmony takes the piece immediately, while a swingy drums section walks tight and sharp on the deep kick. Noise sweeps and transitional effects are perfectly used in the break, emptying the track enough to get empowered back on the drop. With its short notes and a kind of nervous, raring feel the bassline do exactly what we really like, bouncing, rolling and carrying the track from start to finish.
Moving on, Vatos Locos head-honcho Hector gets gritty, puts his hands on “Du Sade”, providing a tremendous powerful version. Dirty drums invade the spectrum with harsh sounds and a fiery attitude, whilst the rampant bass never stops moving, literally melting whatever floats by. Pitched down vocal gets mental, humming an odd melody that we can’t get out of our head. More synths kick in aggressively, filling the scene, never settled. The wave of sound that invests us is thick and picks the listener’s up. It’s difficult to remain seated. It’s hard not to get involved. Heavy tornado-like mood bears down all. They should have warned us about. Parental advisory explicit content absolutely needed here!
Man of the moment Giorgio Maulini puts all his Swiss class on his interpretation of “Waves In The Sun”, one of the deepest track from the original album, transformed now in a bold breakbeat piece. The bass is so garage, and the overall sounds are deliciously old school-ish. Fluffy pads are emotional and light as feathers on the solid groove.
With the kick getting straight from time to time, the track is always in constant motion, smooth and flawless, as everything that occurs in the tracks feels like a natural consequence, showing a real mastery from Maulini when it comes to time-management. Let the music speak (from himself). We like the tale, we like the story. On repeat Giorgio!
Towards the end of the album, DJ W!LD strikes back again with another remix, this time for “Jupiter Ascending”. Apparently, his rough version has nothing even close to capable of reaching the planet’s orbit, until some deep lush pads spread pleasant vibes, warming our cold journey to distant galaxies. To infinity and beyond.
Words by Francesco Quieti & Francesco Zambianchi