(This text has been machine translated.) I've always suspected that the sound of Rockers HiFi is timeless. Around twenty years ago it was at least 20 years ahead of its time. That's why Paolo Baldini sounds DubFiles Meets Noiseshaper: "Shaping the noise“(Echo Beach) so fresh today. As if the album had just been recorded. Which it is - just with old recordings. Ha, the newbies are confused. Here comes the answer: Behind the name Noiseshaper are the Viennese boys Axel Hirn and Florian Fleischmann, who did their apprenticeship at Rockers HiFi in the 1990s and who themselves produced fantastic “housey downbeats with a fat reggae flavor” at the beginning of the current millennium brought. The highlight of her career was undoubtedly the use of her song "The Only Redeemer" in the US television series CSI: Miamiwhich earned them a mainstream single release on Palm Pictures and catapulted their music onto dance floors around the world. If you want references: I can't help thinking of Dreadzone, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Thievery Corporation or International Observer when I hear the noise shaper sound - a sound that I love to this day, but which has unfortunately been forgotten. Only the International Observer has remained loyal to him. How nice that Echo Beach now pays respect to the oeuvre of the Viennese and the irresistible different drummer sound. The label released a retro sampler of their music two years ago, but only now is the real highlight: Palolo Baldini chased the already fantastic tracks through the echo chamber and made them even more fantastic. Newsbies should also know who Paolo Baldini is: A Dub-Master like one who resides high up in the Italian Alps.
colleague Karsten Frehe states "Shaping the Noise" that the album by Baldinis Dubmix "does not sound like a new infusion of the well-known, but refreshingly new". How right he is! By Baldinis Dub- Arts, the fifteen year old music sounds dewy. I would speak of a classic win-win situation here. Sophisticated, complex and extremely groovy productions from the past meet a meticulous, imaginative and perfectionist one Dubmixer of the present with an unmistakable feeling for timing and dramaturgy. The result is twice as good. The best thing to do is to listen to the album with your headphones on (on Apple Music in lossless quality, by the way). A big Dub-Hearing experience.