On the forefront of the Florentine electronic music scene since 2010, Tropical Animals, first promoting club parties with bookings such as Denis Sultra, Jayda G, Daniele Baldelli, Interstellar Funk, Ross From Friends, Avalon Emerson, Chez Damier and many others, the collective has finally created a label. Launched in 2018, and featuring former guests and local talents as well as friendly faces from various stages, they quickly consolidated their position as a bastion of intriguing and textured dance music.
As the name of this compilation suggests,'Rave In The Cave Vol.1' is an underground collection of very powerful dancefloor pieces. The composition of 10 titles is dotted with galactic offerings that retain a sense of the real world's crudeness. From Nero Zang's "Akasha" to Mystic Valley's "First Sight", the first being a ritual dance between extraterrestrial arches, acid blows and shaman drums, the second filled with seismic tremors and strange vocal samples. Gaiden's "Star Seeker" offers a sensory assault of acidic bass, arpeggiators and twisted voices, designed for large systems. Captivating techno cuts are also mentioned from the depths. Two key piecesthe applause and enchanting sound sequences of Elisa Bee with'Spiritual Movements', alongside the bionic vocal loops and the metallic and technical rhythms of The Analogue Cops with'TAPETWENTYTWO'. Michael Byrne hates it with "Babatti", a broken track inflated with atmospheric pads and catchy bass lines, while Ricardo Baez presents in "Loco por la techno", with Lonely Dancer, a network full of melodies and synths of all kinds. Ennio Colaci activates the Detroit mode with "White Land" and its metal drums and other underwater gargle. The Cyclist makes a second appearance for the label, bringing a grumpy lo-fi techno award, "Mantras Lost". SPO closes this compilation with "Viaje Literario", an Italian bomb infused with EBM.
10 artists, 10 titles, local talents mixed with a handful of international producers forming this family of Tropical Animals embodying an atmosphere that they have carefully maintained for nearly 10 years.