Real Name:
Federico Casazza
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Electronic DJ, music composer and performer, based in London (UK).
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TSCD03 Rico Casazza - Mindin Business Part 2 "Interstellar Groove Addictions" album art Dan Curtin Ascendiamo L'ascensore (as Federico Casazza) Dan Curtin - Mindin Business Part 2 "Interstellar Groove Addictions"(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Tuning Spork Records TSCD03 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
GUMPTION 007 Rico Casazza - Accendiamo L'Ascensore EP album art Italoboyz Italoboyz - Accendiamo L'Ascensore EP(12", EP) Gumption Recordings GUMPTION 007 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
Rico Casazza - Tales From The Sleepless Men EP album art Rico Casazza Dallas D/346 (as Frederico Casazza) and 1 more… Rico Casazza - Tales From The Sleepless Men EP (EP) WaveTec US 2008 Sell This Version
CDREC-14 Rico Casazza - Brixton Session album art Mattb* + Nova (15) 04:00 AM Mattb* + Nova (15) - Brixton Session(CD, Comp) Celestial Dragon Records CDREC-14 Hong Kong 2008 Sell This Version
CDREC-11 Rico Casazza - Future Sound Theory 2 album art Mattb* Early Reflections Mattb* - Future Sound Theory 2(CD, Comp) Celestial Dragon Records CDREC-11 Hong Kong 2008 Sell This Version
SLANT-002 Rico Casazza - Rising Consciousness EP album art Rico Casazza Rico Casazza - Rising Consciousness EP(12", EP) Slant Records SLANT-002 US 2009 Sell This Version
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
ARCH129 Rico Casazza - Yaman album art Rico Casazza Rico Casazza - Yaman(12", Ltd) Archipel ARCH129 Canada 2017 Sell This Version

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riconinezeronine

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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