VQ083 Gianluca Pegoiani – The Fifth Room EP
May 2020 sees Gianluca Pegoiani drop his Visionquest debut in the form of the “Fifth Room EP”. Pegoiani has been collecting records, analog machines and hitting the clubs since the mid 90’s, taking inspiration from the greats like Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin and Derrick May. He has lived all over the world and has worked as a promoter at Mazoom / Le Plaisir, Vice and Blok in Brescia, Italy. In addition to collaborating with duo Polydrum for Skream’s “Of Unsound Mind” label he has also produced releases for NGtrax and Rebirth Records.
The Fifth Room EP comes in hot with the fast paced A1, “One Room”. Filling the space with rising and falling rhythmic sounds secured by a fat kick. Ethereal, almost choral pads emerge that give way to a skittery, chopped up vocal. In the second half of the track, the gate on the vocal opens up and the sound fills up with even more drenched pads.
For the A2, Berlin staple and fellow Italian DJ and producer Hubble checks in with his take on “One Room”. The remix enters with methodical kicks and shifting bass tones, as seemingly ‘found sound’ percussion scrapes through the dense bass. The vocal peers in from a distance as the back half of the track undulates between bass tones, vocal and metallic percussion.
On the B2, “One Key”, begins with reversed strings where u can almost hear the bow sliding back and forth. An indistinguishable vocal loop brings the listener back into the kick/snare and ricocheting percussion hits that bounce around the spectrum. New reversed strings jump in giving a nostalgia drenched Mediterranean vibe that somehow brings a tense energy. The tension continues to build until the end, leaving the listener excited and in anticipation for the the artists next offering.
Vinyl & Digital available May 15th