There is only a handful of labels, which were able to deliver the goods for decades. 20/20 Vision surely is such an imprint. Being on the forefront of electronic music for such a long time, artists come and go and one of the great goals such a label has, must be the establishment of new artists in addition to the already existing back catalogue. Whitesquare, the man from Rome, may not be a newcomer thanks to releases on labels like Noir, Skint, Culprit or Gomma, but compared to the rich history of 20/20 Vision he’s in his teenager years. His new offering, the mighty Diffraction EP sees him return to the label and he does so with a blast.
The EP shows a more varied side to his prolific output, with lead track ‘Folded Reality’ more suited to the sun-filled terraces of Summer rather than the dark nightclubs of Winter. ‘Stills’ and ‘Moving Up’ return us to familiar Whitesquare territory with epic melodics and dubbed out techno taking things straight to the club. We finish back in the sun with ‘Chase’, a grooving cut filled with vocal samples, off-kilter bass and light piano stabs. Nuff said!
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by Mannix