PW-Magazine features the premiere of Mapalma’s refix of FVBIO’s track “3310 Riddim” on Vienna-based label Ashida Park. We think it’s absolutely worth listening to.
Hot off the heels of their 15-track ‘Alternative Facts’ compilation, Viennese club experimenters Ashida Park come back more emotional than ever with a debut release from newcomer and label affiliate, FVBIO. The 25 year old grew up and is living in the remote area of Terlan, South Tyrol miles from a main city. His dislocation from a metropolis, isolated from any sort of musical scene, has definitely helped FVBIO find a unique sound that manages to straddle grime, dancehall and Jersey club. He’ll openly admit that if it weren’t for ‘the vortex that is Soundcloud,’ virtually connecting him to other producers and scenes, this release would never have ended up sounding the way that it does.
FVBIO’s original track ‘3310 Riddim’ gets a heavily percussive refix from Zagreb’s mapalma, which further plays up its dancehall origins. Her remix transiently jumps rhythmically across multiple patterns and switch-ups. After »Areca« which was released on the ‘Alternative Facts’ compilation, this is mapalma’s second contribution to Ashida Park and we’re happy to have the exclusive premiere of the track right here:
Despite the variety of genres on this EP, it’s multiple references and intertextual sounds make total sense given FVBIO’s remote origins. Being almost equidistant from America and the UK, the Italian’s sonic identity shows no geographic bias towards one scene or the other as grime square waves sit side by side next to Baile Funk percussion or Jersey club kick drums, brilliantly fitting into Ashida Park’s series of near-unclassifiable ‘Hybrid Club’ releases. The EP will be released on 29th June on iTunes, Spotify, Juno Download, Soundcloud and can be preordered through Bandcamp.