Rico Casazza

Real Name:
Federico Casazza
DJ and electronic musician based in London, UK.


Rico Casazza Discography Tracks


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

Singles & EPs

Rico Casazza Tales From The Sleepless Men EP (EP) WaveTec US 2008 Sell This Version
BVN003 Rico Casazza & Suso Flores Rico Casazza & Suso Flores - Fog In The Brain(12", EP) Blurred Vision BVN003 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ARCH044 Rico Casazza Psycho Harmonic Language(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Archipel ARCH044 Canada 2008
SLANT-002 Rico Casazza Rising Consciousness EP(12", EP) Slant Records SLANT-002 US 2009 Sell This Version
BR006 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(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Release sustain RS009 UK 2010
RS006 Rico Casazza Edited seduction(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Release sustain RS006 UK 2010
SLANT-008 Rico Casazza Predator Frequencies EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Slant Records SLANT-008 US 2011
Stock5 014 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(12") Cartulis Music CRTL001 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
REF006 Rico Casazza Solipcyzm EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Refine REF006 Germany 2014
SM 026 Rico Casazza One Face One Race(6xFile, WAV, EP) Sinnmusik* SM 026 UK 2015
Rico Casazza Yaman (EP) Archipel Canada 2016 Sell This Version
VAR019 Rico Casazza Groove Powa EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Variance (2) VAR019 Ireland 2017
Rico Casazza Yurican (Single) Beef Records Czech Republic 2018 Sell This Version


ARCH063 Rico Casazza Mess-Age From The Black Forest(5xFile, MP3) Archipel ARCH063 Canada 2009
SLANT-DATA-001 Rico Casazza Summer Dream EP(2xFile, MP3) Slant Records SLANT-DATA-001 US 2009
RS013 Rico Casazza Flutes Liebe EP(4xFile, MP3) Release Sustain RS013 UK 2011


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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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