Italian DJ and producer Flavio Folco has collaborated and released tracks on iconic underground record labels going all the way back to 2008. The first original production that we heard from Folco was on the Mediterraneo EP, which was done as a split between Folco and Angelo Pomposo on FreshFood Music, a label that Folco and Pomposo created in 2007. Folco also produced another EP on FreshFood Music titled Pacifico, which features the track “Il Tonno” with remixes by Pomposo and A-Inc. Since that time, Folco has provided tons of remixes for labels like Urbansound, Similar Records, and Grey City Records. Constantly keeping things fresh and reinventing himself, Folco is now honoring the roots of Detroit and it’s 909 and 303 sounds with his latest track being offered today as an exclusive download on XLR8R.

Flavio begins his homage to the “Motor City” by blending elements of electro, breakbeat techno, and futuristic soul with his latest track “Atom.” The song is a polyrhythmic ensemble of molecular beats and criss-crossed percussive patterns that is weighted heavily on the analog grit most associated with post-acid house. The fine details that are put into the percussions aspects of this track truly seem inspired by the future footwork and acid sounds coming out of Detroit, and we look forward to hearing more from Folco as he hopefully continues down this righteous path. Artwork by Antonio D’Amore.