Rico Casazza

Real Name:
Federico Casazza
Electronic DJ, music composer and performer, based in London (UK).


EMCD2009002 Rico Casazza - A Mother Love album art Rico Casazza A Mother Love(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Bonzai Elemental EMCD2009002 UK 2009
EMCD2013003 Rico Casazza - Dub Chamber album art Rico Casazza Dub Chamber(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Bonzai Elemental EMCD2013003 Belgium 2013

Singles & EPs

WT50193-1 Rico Casazza - Tales From The Sleepless Men EP album art Rico Casazza Tales From The Sleepless Men EP (EP) WaveTec WT50193-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
ARCH044 Rico Casazza - Psycho Harmonic Language album art Rico Casazza Psycho Harmonic Language (EP) Archipel ARCH044 Canada 2008
BVN003 Rico Casazza - Fog In The Brain album art Rico Casazza & Suso Flores Rico Casazza & Suso Flores - Fog In The Brain(12", EP) Blurred Vision BVN003 UK 2008 Sell This Version
SLANT-002 Rico Casazza Rising Consciousness EP(12", EP) Slant Records SLANT-002 US 2009 Sell This Version
SLANT-DATA-001 Rico Casazza - Summer Dream EP album art Rico Casazza Summer Dream EP(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Slant Records SLANT-DATA-001 US 2009
BR006 Rico Casazza - Beiak Sampler  1 album art T.E.K. / Rico Casazza T.E.K. / Rico Casazza - Beiak Sampler 1(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Beiak Records BR006 UK 2009
RS009 Rico Casazza - Egyptian Blues album art Rico Casazza Egyptian Blues(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Release Sustain RS009 UK 2010
RS006 Rico Casazza - Edited seduction album art Rico Casazza Edited seduction(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Release sustain RS006 UK 2010
RS013, 013 Rico Casazza - Flutes Liebe album art Rico Casazza Flutes Liebe(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Release Sustain, Release Sustain RS013, 013 UK 2011
SLANT-008 Rico Casazza - Predator Frequencies EP album art Rico Casazza Predator Frequencies EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Slant Records SLANT-008 US 2011
Stock5 014 Rico Casazza - Soul Driver EP album art Rico Casazza feat. Cesare vs. Disorder & Matthew Styles Rico Casazza feat. Cesare vs. Disorder & Matthew Styles - Soul Driver EP(12", EP) Stock5 Stock5 014 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
CRTL001 Rico Casazza - Leaving Las Vegas album art Rico Casazza Leaving Las Vegas(12") Cartulis Music CRTL001 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
REF006 Rico Casazza - Solipcyzm EP album art Rico Casazza Solipcyzm EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Refine REF006 Germany 2014
SM 026 Rico Casazza - One Face One Race album art Rico Casazza One Face One Race(6xFile, WAV, EP) Sinnmusik* SM 026 UK 2015
ARCH129 Rico Casazza - Yaman album art Rico Casazza Yaman (EP) Archipel ARCH129 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
VAR019 Rico Casazza - Groove Powa EP album art Rico Casazza Groove Powa EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Variance (2) VAR019 Ireland 2017
BEEFEP018 Rico Casazza - Yurican album art Rico Casazza Yurican (Single) Beef Records BEEFEP018 Czech Republic 2018 Sell This Version
FTM005 Rico Casazza - Codex Cigas EP album art Rico Casazza Codex Cigas EP(7xFile, WAV, EP) Faster Than Music FTM005 Macedonia 2018
MRG016 Rico Casazza - Transmutation album art Rico Casazza Transmutation(12") Murge Recordings MRG016 UK 2019 Sell This Version
DM005 Rico Casazza - Purplewave EP album art Rico Casazza Purplewave EP (EP) Dionysian Mysteries DM005 UK 2020 Sell This Version
ITI#14 Rico Casazza - Catharsis EP album art Rico Casazza Catharsis EP (EP) Insult To Injury ITI#14 UK 2021 Sell This Version
FDG002 Rico Casazza - Brutal Quesadilla album art Rico Casazza Brutal Quesadilla(12") Follow Da Groove FDG002 Italy 2022 Sell This Version
MOVPIC008 Rico Casazza Emptiness Form(12") Moving Pictures MOVPIC008 Czech Republic & Slovakia 2022 Sell This Version


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September 14, 2010

It's fair to say Rico Casazza isn't someone I'm terribly familiar with. Aside from spotting his name on the odd Archipel release (but nevertheless failing to fork out), I've had all but zero contact with his work. Which is my loss, because if this EP is anything to go by, he's a very good producer indeed.

Title track "Summer Dream" is a gorgeous piece of ambling tech house—neither prosaically minimal nor superficially deep—and about as befitting of its title as is conceivable. Rolling along at a healthy 127 BPM, it's got plenty of jack (this is a "groover" if ever I heard one), but it's also beguilingly calm, blessed with a kind of inner stillness that places it at a considerable remove to the majority of club-oriented summer fodder currently clogging up Beatport's virtual aisles. Built out of muffled kicks, skittering hats, fuzzy bass and bittersweet melodies (not to mention some wonderfully visceral bursts of static), it's a texturally rich and structurally lucid piece of music—each part seemingly at ease with itself and its surroundings—and laced with a kind of wide-eyed innocence that's all too frequently lost in today's hyperactive market.

Over on the "flip" (this is a digital-only release), label boss Let's Go Outside takes things in a tougher, more metallic direction, wringing out the original's boozy swagger and replacing it with an ice cold 4/4 snap the likes of which Radio Slave so successfully trades in. It works a treat—the thing fairly gallops along—and makes for a perfect tonic to the A-side's meandering charms.

(taken from resident advisor).

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