Another Side by Unknown7

Desolat alumni Unknown7 drops debut LP Another Side on his Distrikt Records imprint this winter.

Another Side by Unknown7 Photo by Distrikt Records

Italian-born, Milan-based DJ/producer Unknown7's debut album "Another Side" delivers ten tracks taking in ambient, breakbeat, house, hip-hop, and techno and arrives on his own Distrikt Records, with label support from artists such as Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati and more.

Opening via ambient soundscapes, "Another Side" eases listeners via cosmic pads and harmonious keys interspersed with rainforest samples, before transitioning into "Sleep With Me" and "Highway", where the enticing vocals of UntilMarina slink in. Much like the vocals, the bass and kicks creep in to reveal two upbeat house cuts drawing on disco-inspired elements, while embracing the interstellar components of the intro.

"Ghetto Blaster" serves up an eerie, break-beat effort changing the album's direction while "Complex", "Fresh" and "Signal", deliver three tracks, club-ready assaults on the senses riddled with off-kilter vocals, boasting warped basslines and outlandish samples.

"Trap House" showcases Unknown7's hip-hop influences, combining lively rolling percussion with Da Prince's vocals and slowed, trap-leaning breakdowns, while "Planet 909" explores a deeper, more minimal sound with a lighter touch. To close, the feel-good finale "My Love" pays homage to the old school acid house days, ending the album on a memorable note.

Unknown7 - Another Side
Release Date 21st January 2022
Label Distrikt Records

1. Unknown7 - Intro
2. Unknown7 - Sleep With Me Feat. UntilMarina
3. Unknown7 - Highway Feat. UntilMarina
4. Unknown7 - Ghetto Blaster
5. Unknown7 - Complex
6. Unknown7 - Fresh
7. Unknown7 - Signal
8. Unknown7 - Trap House Feat. Da Prince
9. Unknown7 - Planet 909
10. Unknown7 - My Love

Mathias Haegglund Code Collector, Globetrotter, and Occasional Gamer.