Roughly a year after releasing that split with Ital (which I wrote up), Magic Touch is back with quite the album. Magic Touch’s Palermo House Gang is packed with house tracks that’d fit perfectly back in its 80s/90s heyday. Its relentless hi-hat crashes, drum machines and use of grimy synthesizer lines will put your mind in a rave in a heartbeat. Magic Touch brings on a lot of guests, such as Octo Octa, Sorcerer, Benny Badge and Sarah Bates and the results are simply fantastic. 100% Silk‘s latest release continues to carve their house niche and it appears to be unrivaled. If you want to take a trip to the past, by all means check this record out. Get a house party together, throw this on and you’ll have yourselves a good time. Check out the Soundcloud stream of Palermo House Gang below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

After three thick years of performances, passport abuse, and pumping, pleasure-principle EPs, Damon Palermo aka classic house torchbearer Magic Touch presents his pinnacle statement to date: Palermo House Gang. Joining forces with a vast cast of collaborators sourced from his intercontinental travels – Octo Octa, Newbody, Benny Badge, The Horses, Sarah Bates, Sorcerer, Ash Williams – the album’s eight cuts swing and sweat through funky new wave club mixes, freestyle R&B, mesh-top house, freeform hardware workouts, and decadent disco, a sprawling celebration of communal motion and dancefloor idealism. Sustained heavy touring often grizzles some musicians into cynical survivalists but it seems to have had the opposite effect on Palermo – these are his most generous, playful, and sensual tracks to date. Let go, lighten up, join the Gang. Mastered by Dietrich Schoenemann. Krazy cat artwork by San Fran cartoonist Primo Pitino. Vinyl limited to 412 copies.

Price $20

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