DescriptionArtist: Infiniti Title: Game One (The I-Robots Reconstructions) Label: Opilec Music Release: 25th November 2013 Cat. No.: OPCM 12 071 Format: Digital
The excellent Opilec Music label is back with another package that perfectly straddles the divide between classicism and contemporariness, offering up, fully licensed, the seminal track 'Game One' from techno innovators Infiniti, this time totally reconstructed and re-edited by I-Robots, Opilec Music boss Gianluca Pandullo, a long time DJ and producer with a penchant for classic techno, electro cosmic disco and ethno grooves.
'Game One' is a much more streamlined but just as infectious track that bares the old school Detroit hallmarks of the 80s and 90s that are still so appealing today. First released on Metroplex, the label Juan Atkins founded in 1985 and then re-released and reworked on Night Vision and produced by the legendary Juan Atkins and Orlando Voorn.
Music by Infiniti has appeared previously on the Opilec Music label in the form of "The Detroit People Mover EP" & "Game One (The Cult Revisions) EP", and best known for dealing in the purest form of techno.
In original form 'Game One' is a sleek and slick monster with firmly rooted kick drums, subtle ticking hi-hats and plenty of emotion and beauty in the taught synth lines that wobble at the centre of it all. Pure and classic Detroit techno comes no finer.
I-Robots with his 'Reconstructions Take I & II', offering a respectful and sympathetic re-works that elongates the track, makes it a little more subliminal and deep cut and simply lets it roll on and on.
The 'Apito Reconstructions Take I & II' are more frantic, shimmers back and forth above jazzy hi-hats and lively synths dance their dance in amongst it all. Hypnotic and seductive, this track is a classic pieces of Detroit techno soul reworked with a live, freestyle "samba" inflected percussive groove all tastefully and masterfully carried out by I-R.
Four superb edits, then, that breathe life into already classic material and will likely win both I-Robots and the original producers many new fans in the process.
The artwork for this release is provided by talented Japanese artist Tamami Saito who is working alongside the label to provide unique covers for a selection of Opilec's records.