Maceo Plex revealed his revival of his Mariel Ito alias in the form two EP releases at the beginning of 2018. The first of the two came out in late January, showing off the more experimental, IDM side of Maceo — born Eric Estornel — that his older friends were missing. A work by the name of 2000-2005 was set to release through R&S Records in May initially, but the project got pushed back. Now followers can rest easy in knowing that 2000-2005 is readying for its launch at long last, on October 26.
Estornel states the project will feature ten tracks of pure electro and IDM made between the years 2000 and 2005, and carried sounds which “helped sculpt his taste growing up in the 90’s.” The Cuban DJ/producer continues, “Friends have been asking me for years why I ever abandoned [Mariel Ito] in the first place, and would egg me on to relaunch it. Last year, when I decided I wouldn’t continue doing my Mosaic party in Ibiza, I knew I would have more time to finally relaunch it and began writing new material.”