By the name alone you’d guess he’s from Italy but Umberto is blazing a solitary path. Subjectivity is a four track EP of three originals that strongly suggest a background in the hip hop or beatmaking scene which gives these odd ball deep house constructions a lo-fi sizzle. The title track is a weird composition of droid bebop. It makes me feel like I’m high, I mean really high, when ordinary vision becomes a hazy kaleidoscope of dutch angles and secret passages. “Hypnotico” is playing with the same deck, while “Was Nice To See U Dancin” passes the same fuzzy filter through what sounds like Detroit deep house.
And speaking of: Rick Wade is enlisted to lend his timeless touch to “Subjectivity” and it cleans up nice. His remix is packed full of manipulated energy, tension and release timed in step with hydraulic 4/4 percussion.
Umberto: Subjectivity (Rick Wade Remix) (Daphian Productions / June 2020 / 12″ Vinyl)
A1. Umberto: “Subjectivity” (7:06)
A2. Umberto: “Subjectivity” (Rick Wade remix) (7:25)
B1. Umberto: “Hypnotico” (6:15)
B2. Umberto: “Was Nice To See U Dancin” (6:25)