Having recently unveiled a new-look aesthetic for his long-standing and highly influential FUSE imprint, Enzo Siragusa and the FUSE team will now turn their attention to a fresh project and brand new label – LOCUS – with the ambition to create a new and refreshing home for exclusive underground electronic music, just as FUSE has done so over the past 12 years. The ethos behind LOCUS is simple – to explore all shades of house music with the dance floor at the forefront of its thinking. Set to home the very best in four-to-the-floor club music from both established talents and rising stars alike, the first EP on the label arrives this summer courtesy of INFUSE regular and ever-impressive Italian DJ and producer, KOKO.
“I’m excited to launch our new label LOCUS – which will focus on a more upfront house sound coming from our growing global community. We’re going to be working with some new artists as well as some familiar faces, whilst exploring a new musical direction” – Enzo Siragusa
Opening with the infectious ‘Chantal’ alongside Brooklyn-based vocalist Quelle Rox, the Italian’s penchant for rich and dynamic soundscapes from across the house sphere quickly becomes apparent as he fuses resonant synths and refined drum licks beneath infectious vocals for a sun-kissed opener. Next, ‘Your Ass, My Camel Blue’ welcomes fluid electric piano lines and icy hats atop of a snaking bassline, before journeying into the luscious chords, sultry rhythms and resonant sax-riffs of ‘Love in Plexiglass’. Last up, final cut ‘Amor Ante Hominem Nascitur’ closes things out via a medley of hypnotic leads, dubby chords and shuffling percussion – shaping up a notable debut offering for LOCUS and a stellar first look into an imprint that looks set to become a new favourite for many in the months ahead.
KOKO ‘Love Me ASAP’ EP drops via LOCUS on 19th June 2020.