Joseph Capriati & Indira Paganotto Convene on Pummeling Techno EP, ‘Mantra’

The knockout project marks Capriati and Paganotto’s first-ever collaboration and the former’s debut on ARTCORE RECORDS.

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Joseph and Indira Beatport
Jun 13, 2024
Rachel Narozniak

In recent years, Joseph Capriati releases have been few and far between. This alone makes the techno stalwart’s appearance alongside Indira Paganotto on their Mantra EP noteworthy. But there are other reasons to stream it, like the sheer presence that the project commands, and Capriati and Paganotto’s obvious synergy. Both aspects become apparent across “Ananda” and the twofer’s eponymous closer.

There’s no easing into this EP. The globe-trotting tastemakers rocket straight into hammering techno on “Ananda”; Paganotto’s vocal chops add flair to the track’s framework, anchored by thumping kicks.

After going into overdrive on their statement-making opener, the Italian and Spanish producers lean into the psy-techno sound for which the latter has won repute. The rhythm-shifting Mantra finale sprawls out across nearly 10 minutes of run-time speckled with bird chirps, string plucks, and worldly influences that, among other elements, contribute to its cinematic character. It wouldn’t be wrong to call “Mantra” the EP’s pièce de résistance. Listen below. 

Mantra — Capriati and Paganotto’s first collaboration — is out now via Paganotto’s ARTCORE RECORDS. Buy it on Beatport.

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