DA Premiere: Olivier Giacomotto feat. Thomas Gandey – Something You Should Know (Original Mix)
Olivier Giacomotto breathes new life into tech house, using his production sensibilities to forge delicate, complex pieces that set a new precedent for the genre. His latest body of work, a four-tracker follow-up to Postgalactic, demonstrates why he’s in such a high position. Postgalactic II explores futuristic themes to the same extent as its predecessor in different ways, from the chilling “Le Cap” to the heavier “Meteroid.”
A definite standout of Postgalactic II, however, is its closer “Something You Should Know,” which features the vocal work of UK native Thomas Gandey. Giacomotto builds the piece gradually, starting off with minimal percussion and subtly adding in layers of sound which are designed to accentuate Gandey’s dissonant vocals without overwhelming them. In doing so, he reminds us that if engineered correctly, a stripped-down, minimal piece with subtle nuances of instrumentation and vocal work can be equally impactful and cutting edge as its counterparts.
Postgalactic II lands on Noir Music on December 9.