Our Tuesday selection:
Cioz – Body Language Vol. 23 (Get Physical Music, GPMCD249)
Body Language Vol. 23 is the much anticipated new compilation album from story-telling DJ and accomplished producer Cioz.
The Body Language album series has been a flagship for the Get Physical label since the mid-noughties, with instalments taken over by Dixon, DJ Hell, Francesco Tristano, DJ T., and many more. Now the label welcomes the excellent Cioz into the hot set.
Volume 23 is packed with Cioz remixes, collaborations, and standout singles from the well-regarded and self-taught artist. Some are brand new, some have been teased on EPs in the lead up to the full release, but each one proves he is an artist with an accomplished sound. Cioz hails from Bergamo in Italy and has established a fine reputation on labels like Monaberry and Stil vor Talent.
Body Language Vol. 23 opens with ‘Soul Fixer,’ a slow-building, slow-burning synth-scape filled with drama and tension. Then comes his subtle yet superb remix of M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade’s stone-cold classic ‘Body Language’ with its irresistible lead melody line. The first of many collabs is with Corpino on ‘Kari Lampi,’ a slick and supple minimal house track awash with gorgeous strings. Further collaborations include the bustling drums and fizzing synths of ‘Hey Honey’ with T.M.A, late-night headiness of ‘Haunted’ with Nairobi D, and organic grooves of punchy floor-filler ‘Focus Pocus’ with Boy Oh Boy.
At the midpoint, there is depth and darkness to the turbulent synths of ‘Imperfection’ with &lez, and then beautiful tension between the tight bass and beautiful melodic breakdown of ‘Warm Worm’ with Sides. The fantastic ‘Jodi Rush’ with Super Flu is sure to twist heads on the dance floor with its complex synth patterns, and a Lucky Shot Extended Mix of ‘Dancing in the Night’ has a perfectly soulful vocal over rubbery house grooves. Much loved Cioz tunes ‘Rain’ and his Neapolis Remix of Patrice Bäumel’s ‘Clair’ from earlier EPs make the cut and lend yet more depth and enchanting melody to this most thoughtful and atmospheric of electronic journeys.
With Body Language Vol. 23, Cioz proves he is an artist with a wide range of different, equally emotive house styles in his arsenal.
Tracklist: Cioz – Body Language Vol. 23 (Get Physical Music, GPMCD249)
01. Cioz – Soul Fixer
02. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade – Body Language (Cioz Remix)
03. Cioz & Corpino – Kari Lampi
04. Cioz & T.M.A – Hey Honey
05. Cioz & Nairobi D – Haunted
06. Cioz & Boy Oh Boy – Focus Pocus
07. Cioz & &lez – Imperfection
08. Cioz & Sides – Warm Worm
09. Cioz & Super Flu – Jodi Rush
10. Cioz feat. Eleonora – Dancing In The Night (Lucky Shot Extended Mix)
11. Cioz – Rain
12. Patrice Bäumel – Clair (Cioz Neapolis Remix)
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