Alex Rubia & Maiki - Push Up
Desolat label boss Loco Dice has been playing unreleased tracks by Italian pair Alex Rubia & Maiki for a while, and now he signs them up for their first full release on the label.
This Milanese duo came together in 2016 and serve up innovative tech house with driving rhythms and smart vocals. They are residents at the Youth party in Milan and have a broad and varied DJ sound that is suitable for any party. This EP is influenced by their knowledge of hip hop and old school sounds, a passion for low frequencies and 909 and 808 drums.
Opener ‘Push Up’ featuring Shawnecy is a robust track with hypnotic pads and a pressing groove that destroys the floor whilst a dark, filtered vocal repeats over and over. An excellent instrumental is also included for more physical moments in the night.
Then comes the brilliantly chunky ‘Loud!’, with a super strong and driving groove. It has fat toms and blasted bass that brings a raw old school vibe. Combined with wild synth lines and sleazy vocals and cow bells, it’s another high impact tune.
Lastly, ‘My Baby is Back’ is based on a voice which the two artists “fell completely in love with during their studio sessions”. The heavyweight tune is built around a powerful bass sound, with ticking percussion and bulky kicks that force you to dance.
This is a high octane EP that is destined to leave a mark on anyone who hears it.
1. Push Up feat. Shawnecy
2. Push Up (Instrumental)
4. My Baby Is Back