Marino Berardi – Best Intention EP review

Artist: Marino Berardi
Title: Best Intention EP
Label: Room With A View
Genre: Minimal House, Deep House
Format: Digital
Buy From: Juno Download

Nothing short of epic, this 11 minute track from Marino Berardi is a must hear for fans of awesome dub techno and inventive deep house. Having previously had releases on Francois Kevorkian’s Wave label and Josh Wink’s Ovum, as well as steady collaborations with Phil Dairmount over 2009, this sees Marino go it alone with devastating effect.

“Best Intention” has already drawn high praise from Trevor Jackson and Deetron, and it’s not hard to see why. Densely layered synth strings ebb and flow over the track’s hypnotic groove, and give a new meaning to the term “deep” house. It’s seems almost never ending, in a good way of course.

Seattle producer Pezzner also turns on the charm with a warm, percussive take on the original that adds some funk but doesn’t lose any of the original’s intensity and melancholy, while Derby-based newcomer Christo turns in a mix that introduces some tastefully wonky claps and a clutch of soaring filtered strings.

Review: Oliver Keens