It’s Halloween, so we went searching for something that sounds very scary.
Research has been faster than expected. There’s a new Rodion EP forthcoming. And yes, it sounds very dark and frightening.
A long-awaited return for this musician defined by Mixmag Uk “new genius of Italian Dance music”.
The EP contains 2 original songs and a DJs Pareja remix.
‘Solenoid’ is a vintage electronic style ride that remind us on Moroder’s works. And Rodion skills on working on synths are very clear in this song.
A preview of ‘Solenoid’ has been played by Tim Sweeney on BIS Radio Show #752 (the song starts at 37.25)
The second original song is the title track ‘Medusa’. “Medusa” is pervaded by a darkish atmosphere and go through the hidden angles of the space. A slow techno jam to be enjoyed in the darkest place you know.
Medusa EP will be released on november 17th on Roccodisco
It’s thursday, so we go back in time and we listen to great music that makes history of italian electronic scene.
For our weekly #ThrowbackThursday, this time we have choosen a song: “Problèmes d’amour” by Alexander Robotnick.
“Problèmes d’amour” is a cult track produced by Maurizio Dami in 1983. It quickly became an international hit, bringing italo sounds all over the world.
“Problèmes d’amour” has been remixed among others by François K, Carl Craig, Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann.
After over 30 years is definitely one of the most important and most played track of italian electronic music production.
A real timeless classic.
Listen to the B side of the 12″, probably a less known version, but very charming!
Here a free download to celebrate its 30th anniversary
Cosmic disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli is coming back with a new album!
The new album will be released by Endless Flight and distributed by Kompakt in 2015.
Listen to a preview here below. We love his sound that blends together electronic, funk, kraut and house music.
Slow Motion Records is going to release on 4th november “Lineabeat volume uno”, a time travel into mid 80s driven by Francisco.
In the A side Francisco has been helped to recreate a Cosmic atmosphere by Cosmo (no pun intended).
Great up and down between Italo and Elettro, including nice vocal sample!
In the other side Francisco gives us a more disco-oriented track: “Take It”.
“Take it” is coloured and tasty, groovy and nasty, a hypnotic disco/boogie sample interweaved with a massive percussion rhythm. Can’t stop dancing this track!
Buy it on Juno
For this week #ThrowbackThursday section, we have a great video document.
It’s a video report of the “Parade Dee Jay ’86″ organized at Ca’ Del Liscio in Ravenna on friday 21st march 1986.
It was a meeting of the best DJs of that time, you could see Mozart, Rubens, Spranga, Beppe Loda, Fattori, Pery, Meo, Fary, Zaira, Maselli, TBC, Altomare, Massimo Riva, Luca Piraccini, some of them in action and others during the awards.
The genre played was called Afro, it was a crossover between Funky, Soul, Afrobeat, Electronic and Reggae.
Is about to leave a new cosmic journey by DJ Rocca toward the sun.
A pressing bassline and drums rhythm guide us into this spatial trip, surrounded by a carpet of synth.
DJ Rocca masterfully blends mechanical structure of italo disco with fluffy and soft feature of synth pop using a perfect Cosmic attitude.
Includes also a version by Leo Mas and Fabrice, that have rivisited the song with their classical touch.
Benjamin Franklin said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. We add one thing: the beauty of Jeyosai‘s mixtape.
Jeyosai has returned on the decks and has recorded a great mix of electronic, breaks, techno and acid.
As usual only vinyls, pure class.
We have a new section on The Italo Job! Yes, it’s exactly what you are thinking. Inspired by the famous “Throwback Thursday” we have chosen to start a new series of post dedicated to historical mixtape.
In Italy from 1989 to 1992 there was a nightclub that had nothing to envy to the european clubs. A place in which it was made club culture, thanks to long-range decisions made by the artistic director Vasco Rigoni.
That club was called Movida and was located in Jesolo, near Venice. The music being played was innovative and trendy, and if you listen now to the tapes recorded 20 years ago are still fresh and current.
Today we listen to a mixtape recorded by Andrea Gemolotto in july 1990.
Gemolotto was part of “Magica Triade” with Leo Mas and Fabrice (we’ll talk about them very soon).
Andrea Gemolotto started spinning records in 1982 in the north-east of Italy. In 1989 he won DMC Italian Championship with the alias name of “Cutmaster-G“.
He was chosen to be resident dj in many famous italian clubs such as Movida, Cocoricò, La Scala, Mazoom, Go Bang and partecipated as guest on many gigs all around the country and even outside Italy.
He is also a producer and some of his production became classics (do you remember Sueño Latino?).