::Packim – Super Future::
Rising Italian talent Packim is very much one to watch.
He presents an absolute pearler of a debut for Exploited here in the form of ‘Super Future’.
‘Super Future’ is a sleek little plumper of a track, drenched in Italo disco heritage. Its playful offbeat bassline and 8-bit computer game motifs are set against a punchy, authentically old skool beat. The bassline morphs into a buzzing, jittering groove while an analog synth plays out a bittersweet melody that glides beautifully in the upper reaches of the track. The pitter-patter of hi-hats creates the urgency, while FX risers push the energy further, and the arrangement is kept suitably varied to ensure that the track feels like a living, breathing thing that will readily consume any worthy dancefloor.
You very much get the sense from this track that Packim has really studied his electronic music history to a tee, and that he has a brilliant knack for taking the sounds of yesteryear and updating them with a modern, sophisticated twist. More please!