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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:48 pm

Artist: Valentino Kanzyani
EP Title: Love & Gratitude EP1
Cat#: Cadenza77


A1 - Old School Romance feat. Ian F.
B1 - El Circulo De La Vida
X1 - Woodoo Samba (Digital Bonus)
X2 - Holi Revolver (Digital Bonus)

Format: 12" Vinyl / Digital
Releasedate: 30.04.2012


Slovenian techno protagonist Valentino Kanzyani shares his underground house vision on his debut release for Cadenza, titled Love & Gratitude EP1 (out 30 April on Cadenza).

The techno turntablist, who made his name spinning on three decks in Slovenia in the mid-1990s, has always been known as a sound experimentalist. From techno releases on labels like Tronic and Intec, to deep funky tech house collaborations with the likes of Masomenos, and progressive hits like ‘Flying’ on Yoshitoshi, Kanzyani is a true beat scientist (and a celebrated one too).

As this EP shows, Kanzyani is an astute creator of grooves that have deep percussive roots and an unconventional raw energy. All four tracks on Love & Gratitude have a free spirit - there are no set drum patterns or genres to lock on to. The dance music just flows, magnetically, towards an unknown space of Kanzyani's design.

For instance the EP's first track Old School Romance, on which he collaborated on with Ian F., is a wriggly, dubby tech house track. It slowly worms its way into your heart and feet with warm Detroit pads, and a fidgety bass groove. It hints at a possible future explosion of light and energy, but it never quite gets that far. Instead it ducks and dives, hiding in the shadows, choosing to build tension elegantly.

El Circulo De La Vida is a magical trip of live electronics. With a percussion section built from an odd assortment of bells, live hand drums, and strange clanging instruments, the rhythm is animated and imperfect. The bass beneath is equally disjointed and unsystematic: sometimes it rolls sexily, at other times it just murmurs.

The track is led by a melancholic church-like organ, which wanders aimlessly and eerily. To compliment it, Kanzyani includes some spoken male Shamanic Spanish vocals which, if heard on a large soundsystem, would sound like the dancefloor was eavesdropping in on an important spiritual conversation.

Woodoo Samba (digital bonus) is more beat centric. Relying upon a few simple drum elements, Kanzyani squeezes out an infectious druggy warehouse loop by constantly re-arranging its core patterns. It is almost impossible to guess what's coming next because the track is forever on the move.

The final offering on the EP, Holi Revolver (digital bonus), is perhaps the most unorthodox track in the collection. With a rough broken beat, the track is pure techno even though it avoids a four four beat throughout. Loopy and hypnotic, it's an abstract slice of warped dance music that is impossible to remain stationary to.

From this EP it comes as no surprise to learn that Kanzyani has recently been playing, and sharing music and ideas with Romania's new breed of house DJs/producers. The Slovenian says he is especially connected with young Romanian artists like Praslea, Afumati, Herodot, and Cezar Lazar, and you can hear that in his confident, bold approach to new rhythms and beat construction.

Valentino Kanzyani's Love & Gratitude EP is the first half of a two part EP series for Cadenza. A full length album from the Slovenian producer will then follow later this year.

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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:56 am

Valentino Kanzyani’s Source To Cycle podcast for Cadenza - enjoy!

»Cycle is a full on vinyl affair, with a raw underground house vibe. His Source features tracks from Brian Eno, Massive Attack, Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, and more.«

Valentino Kanzyani - Cadenza Podcast no16
date: 18th April 2012

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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Wed May 09, 2012 3:53 am

new podcast from Valentino:

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Valentino Kanzyani b2b Herodot @ Sunwaves 11 Festival: Mama

Post by JesusLovedYou » Fri May 11, 2012 8:05 pm

Valentino Kanzyani b2b Herodot
@ Sunwaves 11 Festival: Mamaia, Romania

Video 53 minutes > - episode#260

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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:03 pm

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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:51 pm

VALENTINO KANZYANI - LOVE & GRATITUDE EP 2 Cadenza80 // release date: 10th September 2012

tracklisting vinyl:
A1 - Mirvan
B1 - Chanta Lopez

digital bonus / available only in digital format:
X1 - Una Noche En Paraiso (Digital Bonus)
X2 - ElCirculo De La Vida Dub (Digital Bonus)

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Back in April, Slovenia’s Valentino Kanzyani dropped the first half of a two part underground house EP on Cadenza, titled ‘Love & Gratitude EP1’. It was his debut release on Luciano’s label, and was dark and funky for the most part, with the majority of the four tracks’ energy coming from percussion and raw beats (Kanzyani is currently working on an album for Cadenza, which will contain mainly new and unreleased tracks).

‘Love & Gratitude EP2’ is more heady and hypnotic. Throbbing beats and relentless kick drums drive the rhythms forward, whilst swirling synthesizers and experimental techno soundscapes diffuse the grooves, creating contrast and tonal changes. If anything, the gentle melodies and subtle musicality of Kanzyani’s three new original tracks here (the fourth track is a dub edit of the last EP’s El Circulo De La Vida cut) create a kind of dancefloor psycheism, where the mind moves in a different spatial plane to the feet, encouraging you to drift off into alternate dimensions.

The first track ‘Mirvan’ is the heaviest cut on the EP, and has a tension and vibe similar to the raw rhythms that Berghain residents Ben Klock or Marcel Dettmann might play at the Berlin techno temple. When some pads fade in around the 2:30 mark, you can sense Kanzyani’s desires to coerce you into a dreamlike state. The sounds are infinite and all pervasive, like outer space, forever expanding beyond the reaches of any known logic or meaning. The beats are drowned out at points by the ever-growing black hole of sound, however the drumming is reliable and constant, like an engine that never stutters.

The second track ‘Chanta Lopez’ is more housey, with a tangible bassline and more swing in the groove. Loose claps on alternating delay patterns keep the tension high in the first part of the track, before a metallic, machine-like synth cranks into gear. Unlike ‘Mirvan’, the synth has a recognizable melody and moves with purpose. At times, the synth combinations almost turn into an acoustic guitar-like moment in the track’s only breakdown, and the resulting drop brings a welcome change in bassline pace. This is a very modern house track, and the quiet optimism of ‘Chanta Lopez’ suggests a new dawn - a light at the end of the dark tunnel - like waking up on a Tuesday morning to find a cool afterparty happening in your living room.

The third track on the EP, ‘Une Noche En Paraiso’, begins with a nonsensical series of random drum patterns, as if the producer was clicking through all of the possible drum sounds in search of the perfect one and accidentally recorded all of his beat auditions onto the track. A clicky drum groove, funky and syncopated, gets dirtier as a growling bassline is added, before Kanzyani works in some un-bridled synthesizers. As the synths grow in stature, they become floaty and magical, like a panpipe fairy leading you down a path. More orchestral sounds then join the mix, which give the track a feeling not too far away from classical music, which is odd considering the repetitive techy drums. The sense of grandeur that the melody creates, quickly dissipates as Kanzyani brings the track back to reductionist glitchy house for the remainder of its time, and in the end, ‘Une Noche En Paraiso’ is like one quick toe dip into the sublime.

The final track on the EP is a special dub version of ‘El Circulo De La Vida’, which appeared on ‘Love & Gratitude EP1’. Without the original’s weird Shamanic Spanish conversation running over the track, the cut’s beautiful and serene melody is allowed to take center stage.

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Re: Valentino Kanzyani

Post by JesusLovedYou » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:04 pm

dates September:

05/09 Next Wave @ Privilege | IBIZA, SPAIN
07/09 Lose it @ Cort Music Arena | GALATI, ROMANIA
09/09 Dhelyrium pool party @ Babilonia summer club | LAS GABIAS/GRANADA, SPAIN
13/09 Enter @ Space | IBIZA, SPAIN
14/09 Ambasada Gavioli | IZOLA, SLOVENIA
19/09 Next Wave @ Privilege | IBIZA, SPAIN
22/09 Swing | PORTO, PORTUGAL
30/09 Vagabundos @ Pacha | IBIZA, SPAIN

more info on his facebook page:

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