Secret Weapons 24 – Vincenzo Pizzi

This week, our Secret Weapons playlist comes from producer Vincenzo Pizzi, who selects his ten favourite tracks for your delectation. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight takes a look at what ammo is included in Pizzi’s care package.

Roman producer, Vincenzo Pizzi, may have only arrived on the scene fairly recently, but he has certainly been making waves on the underground scene thanks to his masterful blend of electro, techno, and IDM sensibilities. He has see his records released on a number of prestigious labels, including Devianza‘s Blackwater Label, RIOT Recordings, and Absolute, among others. February 28th saw the producer dropping his second album on his own Pyteca imprint. Following up from 2018’s Ritratto, last week saw the Italian musician releasing his Affrettati Lentamente LP.

The album explores the relationship between speed and the lack there-of. The title of the long player translates roughly as “hurry slowly”, and so we are aware of the juxtaposition from the off, as Pizzi brings together the booming techno percussion with drawn-out drones and intense sonic soundscapes. Needless to say, the release works on multiple levels and it is one that this writer has been listening to heavily since the promo dropped. A fantastic album and one with which Vincenzo should be resolutely proud.

We had a little chance to grab Vincenzo and ask him what tricks he keeps up his sleeves for listening purposes. With more volume than a sonic boom, get your ears around Vincenzo Pizzi‘s Secret Weapons playlist.

Joey Beltram Energy Flash
I think this is a masterpiece for all, but this is the first record that I have listen on R&S. Can’t forget that moment!

The Prodigy Omen
I remember very well the release of this album. I have been following The Prodigy for some time but I have never been able to experience the thrill of waiting for the release of a new work.  It happened with Invaders Must Die and Omen literally conquered me.

Boys Noize Overthrow
Special intro and classic sounds by Boys Noize, completely in love.

Blawan Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage
Here we are, one of my favorite artists. The background and the vocal of this track is unbelievable.

Myss Keta Botox
Myss Keta, the actual queen.

Room 506 Drop Out
I was in Berlin with my girlfriend and our friends Gianmarco and Natasha. During those days we did not listen to anything else.

Paula Temple Deathvox
The groove of Deathvox and the combo with the video makes me crazy. At university while doing the course a selection of Video Design we bring this video as a reference. Making a similar video for the exam was a lot of fun.

Teengirl Fantasy Cheaters (John Talabot’s Classic Vocal Refix)
A beautiful, emotional remix.

Lana Del Rey West Coast (Four Tet Remix)
For me another emotional remix from Four Tet.

Ansome Tin
Freshness and hard work, great Ansome.

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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