Past, Present, Future Vol. 2

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Carlo Lio lines up his inaugural compilation, and in doing so extends SCI+TEC's burgeoning Past, Present, Future series with a selection of tracks exclusively from the label's vaults. Following label-head Dubfire's initial installment, Carlo Lio has been given free rein to utilize anything from the cavernous SCI+TEC catalog in any way he sees fit. In keeping with the label's philosophy, much of the content has been re-worked especially for the mix. The results are far beyond impressive. Canadian sensation Carlo Lio is riding high on a wave crest following a number of years of much-lauded output. Through pushing a distinct sound that has been expertly nurtured by the omnipotent SCI+TEC, Carlo's productions have become a staple in the record boxes of the world's leading artists. This, coupled with his complex and innovative mixing style, has earned him fans the world over. These creative facets have been harnessed into a release that clearly defines the "Carlo Lio Experience" in 2012. Rather than serving a generic track by track mix, Carlo has been sure to reinterpret the tracks so they are representative of his signature sound. The aim has been for the mix to effectively bleed his production style, his transition style, and ultimately, his groove. Tracks that would not typically be found in a Carlo Lio mix have been cut up and re-worked to fit his aural output. Part 1's focus is the "Past" of SCI+TEC, and the tone is set by Kaden's remix of Squillace's tech-house smash, "One Lobster Please." The mix gives a fantastic journey through the various high points of the label, with Carlo's approach evident in the dual use of Dubfire's "Rabid" before Luca Bacchetti's remix of "Crazy Madness" adds a playful element to the mix. Part 2 then deals with the present sound of the label, while also nodding towards the future. Notable highlights are crowd-favorite Paul Ritch's "Common Sense," with its brilliantly-worked sample. The breadth of SCI+TEC is aptly demonstrated here with Nick Curly's remix of Zoo Brazil's "Slob" and its eerie top-line sitting effortlessly with SHDWPLAY's "Subconscious." Other artists include: Electric Rescue, Plasmic Honey, Martinez, Federico Grazzini & Alex Neri, Andy Chatterley & Nic Fanciulli, MiniCoolBoyz, Marka T, Sebrok, Radio Slave, Rocha & Lewinger, Steven Parker, Reset Robot, Marco Effe, Echo Vacio, Sinisa Tamamovic, Macromism, DJ Simi, Danilo Vigorito, Alberto Pascual, The Junkies, Christopher Bleckmann and Francesco Bergomi.