Since his debut in 1992, Gaetano Parisio aka Gaetek has been one of the most consistent DJs & producers in the realm of techno, contributing to the development of the late 90s hard groove scene. He has released on labels like Drumcode, Planet Rhythm Records, Primate Recordings, Mosaic just to mention a few & his music has been supported by icons such as Dave Clarke, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin & Jeff Mills. In 1997 Gaetano launched his Conform imprint that became a beacon for the international techno scene & released music by Adam Beyer, Ben Sims, The Advent among others.
After the great success of the first two releases of the RE-TOUCHED SERIES Vol.I and Vol.II with the contribution of some of the most respected artists in the realm of techno… now, Gaetano Parisio is relaunching Conform Records with the next two releases ‘RE-TOUCHED SERIES Vol.III and Vol. IV‘ featuring Honey Dijon, Deetron, Steve Bicknell, Oscar Mulero, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, Radio Slave, Mark Broom, Adriana Lopez and Shlomi Aber.
RE-TOUCHED SERIES Vol.III opens with Swiss legend Deetron who through his class, hits the mark with his edit on Gaetek’s ‘Vesuvius’, a slamming track with driving drums and warm synths that bring it to the present day with a real sense of style. Steve Bicknell’s edit on Gaetano’s ‘Ritmatica’ is as usual directly on the point. Steve stays true to the original sense of the track by masterfully adding his “Lost” touch through reverbs and percussion. Ken Ishii, a true Japanese techno titan, brings color and life to Gaetek’s ‘Advanced Series Vol. II’ and the result is amazing! The track is a dance floor killer and its vintage charm is the key!
The Spanish Maestro, Oscar Mulero, brings his dark and hypnotic style to the original Gaetek track, his edit on ‘Ømre’ totally distorts the original using percussion and filters, giving that hypnotic flow for which the Madrid artist has been known and respected for throughout the underground techno scene. To close this majestic EP Alexander Kowalski, the backbone of the German techno scene, through his incredible talent creates a true masterpiece. His edit of Gaetano Parisio’s ‘Quake’ is undoubtedly something special. The syncopated rhythm and the addition of synths, create a third millennium atmosphere and his talent is captured in these 6.25 mins! Lovers of true techno will not be disappointed. This is for sure!
RE-TOUCHED SERIES Vol.IV follows up with Radio Slave and his re-interpretation of Gaetano Parisio’s ‘Inside’, a track that is a continuous crescendo, but always well anchored to its original groove. The great British producer, Mark Broom once again leaves no doubt about his ability to create dace-floor killers and it seems that his edit was created to challenge the sound systems around the world. It’s every DJ’s dream to play a track of such impact during a party. His version remains faithful to the original, but it has that broomish which makes it super catchy.
Honey Dijon, an absolute star in the techno world, makes her debut on Conform with her ‘Re Rub’ interpretation of a classic like ‘Dual EP’ by C&G Southsystem, the project created by Gaetano Parisio and Marco Carola. Honey puts all her Chicago background into this version and by adding vocals she perfectly manages to make two different schools coexist, the Neapolitan one and the Chicago one. The result is simply sublime. It’s a debut also for Adriana Lopez, an absolutely respected artist in the techno scene for her extremely quality music. Her interpretation leaves no room for doubt and her remix is dark and hypnotic at the same time. Adriana gave her best and the delivery it’s just outstanding.
The grand finale takes place with the digital bonus track by Ben Sims, ’Carnival Part 1’ re-edited by Shlomi Aber and this is definitely the icing on the cake! If you are a DJ you’ll immediately desire to play this track as soon as possible. His edit it’s just perfect leaving intact the original vibe of the British legend’s track. Its tribal groove echoes the early 2000s sound. For those who love the genre this is unmissable!
Conform Records will release Re-touched Series Vol.III on November 27th (Vinyl), and Re-touched Series Vol.IV on January 15th, 2020 (Vinyl).
Title. Gaetano Parisio – Conform Re-touched Series Vol.III // Vol. IV
Reworks by Honey Dijon, Radio Slave, Deetron, Steve Bicknell, Oscar Mulero, Mark Broom, Adriana Lopez, Ken Ishii, Alexander Kowalski, and Shlomi Aber.
Label. Conform Records
Format. Digital / Vinyl
Cat #. CNFR027 / CNFR028
Release date (vinyl): November 27th / January 15th
RE-TOUCHED SERIES VOL. III
Vinyl release date – November 27th, 2020
Digital release date – December 11th, 2020
A1 / 1. Gaetek – Vesuvius E.P B2 (Deetron Remix)
A2 / 2. Gaetano Parisio – Ritmatica – Steve Bicknell Retouched
B1 / 3. Gaetek – The Advanced Series Vol. II B1 – Ken Ishii Re-Edit
B2 / 4. Gaetek – Vesuvius E.P B2 – Oscar Mulero Ømre Edit
5. Gaetano Parisio – Quake – Alexander Kowalski Remix Digital Bonus
RE-TOUCHED SERIES VOL. IV
Vinyl release date – January 15th, 2020
Digital release date – January 29th, 2020
A1 / 1. Gaetano Parisio – Inside (Radio Slave Remix)
A2 / 2. Gaetek – Advanced Series Vol.II B1 – Mark Broom Edit
B1 / 3. C&G Southsystem – Duell B1 – Honey Dijon Re Rub
B2 / 4. C&G Southsystem – Duell B1 (Adriana Lopez Remix)
5. Ben Sims – Carnival Part One (Shlomi Aber Remix) Digital Bonus
RE-TOUCHED SERIES VOL. IV
Track A1, A2 W&P by Gaetano Parisio
Track B1, B2 written by Marco Carola & Gaetano Parisio, produces by Gaetano Parisio.
Digital Bonus track written by Ben Sims, produces by Gaetano Parisio.
Additional production by Radio Slave, Honey Dijon, Mark Broom, Adriana Lopez, Shlomi Aber.
Published by Sentric Music
Distributing by Triple Vision
RE-TOUCHED SERIES VOL. III
Written by Gaetano Parisio, C&G Southsystem and Ben Sims,
Produced by Gaetano Parisio
Remixes by Radio Slave, Honey Dijon, Mark Broom, Adriana Lopez and Shlomi Aber.
Cat. No. CNFR027 – All rights reserved.
℗ & © Conform Records 2020