Cruising along through the vistas of electronic music, Alfa Romero return to the fray once again. The trunk is fully loaded with more modern, refreshing and up front house music and the disco ball continues to swing from the rearview mirror. Destination remains unknown.
Having impressed with his remix on the inaugural Alfa Romero release, burgeoning Mexican producer Betoko is back to head up this release with his excellent original, “Dark Side of My Mind”. Italian maestro Leon provides the remix this time, taking the track down a different but equally rewarding route.
Betoko has already garnered a reputation for producing a distinctive sound, a trait which he summons with ease again right from the start of “Dark Side of My Mind”. The highly rated producer cleverly uses a subtle melody to create and airy atmosphere and laidback aesthetic whilst at the same time creating real drive from the track using underlying swirling bass and purposeful rhythms. The result is a mood that is at once calm and energized, allowing the listener to float into a dream-like state whilst still locked onto the dancefloor.
Italian producer Leon finds a more intense tone with his remix, allowing the grumbling bassline to come to the fore and drive the track as a whole. Skipping percussion provides dynamic rhythms which when added to the thumping 4/4s creates an intoxicating and mesmeric bottom end.
As for the first release the promo video was directed by Vito Di Rosa.
The eye-popping artwork on the release is provided by Massimo Pasca.