Anthony Naples, New York City-based DJ, producer, and label boss is a fixture of the New York underground. His labels Incienso and Proibito have released essential club and ambient music from the outer edges of the electronic landscape. Releases by DJ Python (Dulce Compania), and Huerco S (For Those of You Who Have, For Those of You Who Have Never) were each critically acclaimed as standouts in their field. Naples himself steps up here with his album Take Me With You. Released on both vinyl (ANS Records) and cassette (Good Morning Tapes), the album is more of a sketchbook of ideas, or set of short stories than it is a full portrait or novel. Tracks like “Love Loop To Fade,” or “El Portal Pt. II” feel as if you’ve just walked into the club at 2AM where the party is in comedown, and you might just as well lie on the floor as sway slowly to the ease of Naples’ buttery synths and basslines. Other tracks are quite literally floor clearers, hunks of ambient crystals like “Alto” or “365” that turn the club into a meditation room before returning to the throb of techno deconstructions like “Goodness.” A sweeping, encyclopedic understanding of electronic music’s refractions and corners, Take Me With You is certainly one of underground club music’s longform highlights of the year.
Start with: Love Loop to Fade, Thing Will Never B Tha Same
RIYL: DJ Python, Huerco S, Loidis