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For Marco Gallerani, the Danish label Music For Dreams has always been an inspiration. Over the years the imprint has proved itself to be a sonic kaleidoscope of musical tones and colours, and for that reason there is much kinship between it and Hell Yeah, the label Marco is running and A&Red since the middle of the last decade. So there are similarities between the genreless approach of Music For Dreams and that of Marco’s production collective, The Balearic Gabba Sound System, which means that this compilation seems to be like a natural coming together for all concerned.
The Balearic Gabba Sound System is a non-sense dream team founded by Marco Gallerani and made up of Enzo Elia, Everest Parisi, E-the-Hot, Bjorn Torske, Gallo and some other geezers with a shared love of sonically weird, feel-good recordings and a very surreal twist. The best way to explain this collective’s approach is to cite their daytime hero, Jon Sa Trinxa.
“My DJ style is Balearic, which is like trying to defne the indefnable…“ he once said. Confused?
Well, thankfully, the iconic selector continued. “Many DJs are defned by playing a particular genre, but Balearic music is a kaleidoscope of genres. Balearic DJs play all styles.”
As such The Balearic Gabba Sound System represents the second generation of these so-called Balearic DJs; people who grew up on 90′s raves and survived the digital revolution. Enzo Elia (Hell Yeah house specialist and key member of “El Freakadell”) is one of those enthusiast DJs. His famed and much loved Balearic Gabba Edits dig deeply into the crackling, early 90′s Italian house scene and re-edits them for modern purposes, always with a sympathetic touch.
There are not too many “spaghetti” episodes along the way, but obscure hands-in-the-air-Riviera moments, tribal retro-winners, wannabe Idjut Boys b-sides and party-sampling manias a go-go do often feature: It’s clear that the collective is about introducing you to a fresh musical sound you’ve been looking hard for, but weren’t even sure existed. Until now.
As such, a glance down the tracklist will reveal many treats, from Andrew Weatherall’s remix of legends Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca to Prins Thomas’ Disko Mix of Rusty’s classic ‘Everything’s Gonna Change’ via originals from Templehof and Peter Katafalk.
This is music for music lovers, for sonic freaks and Balearic bad boys. It is music not confned by time, space or genre, but music
that makes you feel something you really didn’t know you could feel.
The iconic line drawing artwork comes from a close friend of Hell Yeah, namely Italian artist Federico Lanaro, a graduate of the Fine Arts Academy in Bologna. His work has been exhibited all across Europe at places like Fabbrica del Vapore (Milano), Mutuo Centro de Arte (Barcelona), Galerija BlackBox (Sarajevo) amongst others. As you can see on the cover of this compilation, his work is characterized by a pictorial turn, distinguished by flat surfaces that are imbued with chromatic and formal clarity and beft the fact he works for the gallery Studio Rafaelli in Trento, Italy.
Pulling this compilation together has been as fun as we hope it is to listen to, so without delay we invite you to tune in, kick back and cop out; to dream your wildest dreams and let the sounds consume your being, because this is the indefnable sound of The Balearic Gabba Soundsystem…
Listen to this exclusive minimix
After that, listen to 2 special edit by Balearic Gabba Sound System and Enzo Elia:
Peter Katafalk – Pacific 202 (Balearic Gabba Sound System Acid Terrace Edit)
Sueno Latino – Luxuria (Enzo Elia No Stress Edit)
Take a look to the compilation’s tracklist. We order our copy, and you?
# 01 – Balearic Gabba Sound System – Music For Balearic Gabba Dreams – Continuous mix Part # 1
# 02 – Balearic Gabba Sound System – Music For Balearic Gabba Dreams – Continuous mix Part # 2
# 03 – Tempelhof – City Airport
# 04 – Mr Marvin – Entity (Fitzcarraldo…Extasy Of Love)
# 05 – Now Now Now – Problem (Enzo Elia Afro Neukolln Edit)
# 06 – Rusty – Everything’s Gonna Change (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
# 07 – Sueno Latino – Luxuria
# 08 – Psycho Team – Hypno (Enzo Elia That Morning Edit)
# 09 – Luminodisco – Ragazzini
# 10 – Peter Katafalk – Pacifc 202
# 11 – The Kenneth Bager Experience – Follow The Beat (Enzo Elia Afro Neukolln Edit)
# 12 – Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Complotto Geometrico (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
# 13 – 3iO – Eple
# 14 – E-The-Hot & Fede B – Reason And Logic
# 15 – Marco Dassi – Amigdala (Mushrooms Project Remix)
# 16 – Somerville & Wilson – Melt
# 17 – Velferd – The Aspens Turning Gold (Original Mix)
# 18 – Luminodisco – Diavolo Di Un Disco (Original Version)
# 19 – Dreamatic – I Can Feel It (Enzo Elia GFR Edit)
# 20 – Crimea X – Essential (The Time & Space Machine Remix)
# 21- Enzo Elia – Traffic Light (My Wife Meme Version)
# 22 – Margot – 4 Aggressive Young Boys (Tempelhof Remix)
Can’t miss the weekly appointment with Crocodiles in Venice.
“New face of Italian Disco” was defined abroad, but this is probably too narrow a definition for Jolly Mare. Too narrow for the breadth of genres and references fielding by producer and DJ, too reductive views detours and twists styling that is fun to offer with inventiveness really dizzy
He participated in the Red Bull Music Academy 2013 in New York, collaborating with Thundercat.
He will play at Sonar 2014
These are two examples of his eclecticism of mixing various musical genres.
Mark:Eno is a dj producer member of Løvetempo SoundSystem.
Listen to his musical tribute to the godfather of House music Frankie Knuckles.
Directed by DJ SPILLER.
We agree with these opinions. Fango has proven to be very talented, in little more than a year he produced a bunch of really high quality tracks.
Listen on Degustibus site: N1, Caballos, Wek.
All of these are available on vinyl.
Fango‘s tracks have been supported by many international djs as DJ Sneak, Ewan Pearson, Âme, Booka Shade, Joy Orbison, Tim Sweeney, Justin Van Der Volgen, Michael Mayer, Ivan Smagghe, Mano Le Tough, Tale Of Us, Kasper Bjorke and so on.
His latest work is called “Tei“, a massive in your face song that touches techno and minimal territories.
A star is born?
Thats are some of his latest and forthcoming releases.
“Untold Hours” is a four track EP released on Danny Was A Drag King. Recently the same label has given birth at “Wednesday“, the new single by Supersonic Lovers that is a project formed by DJ Rocca and Marcello Giordani.
We have 4 tracks of early house influenced by 80s italo sounds.
The first song, Untold Hours, is ready to blow the dancefloor!
The second release of this 2014 is a collaboration with Manchester based DJ / Producer Chris Massey.
“Drug Chug” is out on 12″ for El Diablo’s Social Club, that is not only a label, but also a club night and a followed musical blog.
“Drug Chug” is an electronic jam with a very cosmic style. Shone is a route more house oriented, perfect to listen in a club when the sun is rising.
The EP includes 2 remixes by Craig Bratley and Neil Diablo.
The last DJ Rocca’s work we wanna talk about is a forthcoming release.
This is a heavyweight release for a very appreciated duo: DJ Rocca and the legendary Daniele Baldelli!
We loved their amazing album Podalirius and we were waiting for another collaboration between these two great musicians.
Reflextion EP will be out on late may for Is It Balearic? label.
The preview is very exciting: a perfect mix of cosmic disco, balearic funk and electronic tunes.
Can’t wait for this 12″.
Here’s DJ ROCCA podcast for The Sound Of New York City Radio. It’s FREE DOWNLOAD!
1. Brooklyn Express – Change Position
2. Ike Strong – Boogie Land
3. Loudtone – Bang A Gong
4. Sound Source – Waterfal
5. Damir K Rogina – Sandworm (Ajello Remix)
6. The Coachouse Rhythm Section – Nobody’s Got Time
7. Daniele Baldelli – Funk Me Again (Eric “Dunks” Duncan Mix)
8. DJ Fett Burger & DJ Speckgurtel – Speckbass
9. Brioski – Let Me Hit
10. Tambien – Sexalitat
11. Moodymann – Joy Pt. II
12. DJ Rocca – Love Power
13. Baffa – Piano On
This wednesday, Crocodiles crew will host one of the hottest new producer of the italian house scene: Ricardo Baez [Toy Tonics/Gomma Rec]
He already toured as a support DJ with Kim Ann Foxman, Azari & III, Munk, Ben Pearce, Gesaffelstein, and his tracks has been supported by Pete Tong, Danny Tenaglia, Dusky, Groove Armada, Tensnake.
Listen to his latest djmix and his EP out for Toy Tonics (contains remix by Jaymo & Andy George and Hard Ton)