Anthony Difrancesco – Level 3
Fuse London is a slow-burning Minimal, Tech House and Deep House label that’s on a gradual rise to the top. Carrying as much force as a glacier down a mountain – its steady pace is eating up all it encounters. Central to it all is the theme of using a husky dubbed bass. The vocal on this 9 minute mark of founders’ Enzo Siragusa & Seb Zito Sankeys Ibiza set, ‘If it sounds forced I won’t do it’ pretty much sums up the label philosophy to date. Released in 2014 Anthony Difrancesco’s ‘Level 3’ seamlessly matches this cushy sound, showcasing the beauty of underground music. Its a setting of various sounds kept in unison by a locked groove.
Murmurings of people and field noises in the back ground lift the senses from the off. A signature Fuse dub bass kicks in with fervid shuffling hats. Strings appear from nowhere sounding like they’re from a Stravinsky musical. Harps begin to strum, crescendoing up and down through the track while adding a faraway vibe to the track. You might have expected a standard Deep House cut, yet the teched out synth stabs, which sound like an intoxicated robot, rubbish that thought away instantly. What’s being played is a 3 note major-minor-major pattern in recurring short bursts. This ensures the dancer is back on the ground head down, fandangoing side to side.
The echoed vocalist on the track asks ‘What’s your name?’ during the track in a wistful manner. This sits perfectly with the floating harp arpeggios. It’s something most of us have done once at the early hours of an afterparty. Perhaps at a Sunday morning rave held at Village Underground, where Fuse made its name by throwing aggrandized parties. The label’s track like Seb Zito’s ‘Sunday Morning‘ & Enzo Siragusa’s ‘As We Are‘ must have brought a vortex to the dancefloor. ‘Level 3’ is a safe track to transition from more deep vibes to tech-house. A definitive DC10 track if you’ve ever heard one.