Label: Equilibrium LabScore: 7/10
Italian producers Stefano Lotti & Luca Fabiani have been making music together for some time now, most typically tech-house fare that tends to find itself signed to their own recently established Equilibrium Lab imprint. Their latest endeavour sees them return to similar pastures courtesy of the ‘Education Required’ EP, an effort that’s as punctual as it is steady.
Those hoping for big moments then, might find themselves disappointed by the release. Not that this is a bad thing. Indeed, “Hungry Horses” is the type of track to get proverbially ‘lost’ in, with its looping emphasis and firm, heads-down appeal exactly the sort of record that’s sure to find favour in the early mornings – a time when unbridled repetition is key.
The flip side maintains a strikingly similar edge, with “Setting the Torch” making use of a similar spine and a subtle, astute groove that just about locks the listener in. Ominous and weird, the ‘Education Required’ EP is the sound of ‘Ketamine House’ in 2013.