Summer colours are replaced by autumnal sound flows.
Bursts of light and balearic waves, Sun runs after Moon in slow-motion.
Have a good listening.
01 Mysterious Traveller – Maracatuca
02 Cybophonia – Spinning Dance
03 Savile & Olin – Horizon (Good Guy Mikesh & Filburt Sun’s Down rmx)
04 Cassara – Seaside
05 The Kenneth Bager Experience – Fragment Four (Love Won’t Leave Me Alone) (Cosmic Jazzdub)
06 Daniel Grau – Robot Magico
07 Little Dragon – Thunder Love (Mario Basanov & Vidis rmx)
08 Brother In Arms – Stronger
09 Genius Of Time – Tom Jam
10 Strategy – Rhythm King
11 Dubbyman – Today Brother
12 Voigt & Voigt – Tischlein Deck Dich
13 Bjorn Torske – Bobla
14 FaltyDL – Some Jazz Shit
15 Bliss – Stop Me (The Revenge vocal rmx)
16 Paqua – Akaliko
Night Safari is the new music project announcing the eagerly-awaited return of Pupulous (aka Andrea Mangia). The album, released on 29th September with Bad Panda (digital) and Folk Wisdom (CD, LP), is the culmination of the swirling journey of research and experimentation that has always distinguished the Salento-born musician.
Night Safari is an original and surprising stylistic jump, 6 years after Drawn in Basic, the full-length album released with Morr Music. In the last few years, Populous has been involved in other music projects, such as Life & Limb (a side project shared with the New York based Micheal McGuire).
We already had the chance to feel the enthralling atmosphere of Night Safari at the live set held by Populous performing a duo with Andrea Rizzo at the Radar Festival in Padova on 25th July. A performance made of percussions, electric drums and analogic machines which aroused great curiosity about the new release.
A first impression of the 11 tracks of Night Safari comes from the extraordinary artwork made by the graphic designer Kae on the new album case: the creation of a dreamy landscape projecting towards exotic lands illuminated by the crepuscular light of the sunset.
You must enter this new dimension to best appreciate the meaning of the new project. Night Safari is a journey leading to the most remote places on earth, careless of borders and lengths, and tracing a new music geography.
This has been achieved thanks to a range of collaborations with Clap!Clap!, Cuushe, Digi G’Alessio, Iokoi, Dj Khalab and Giorgio Tuma and to a significant research work, underlining Populous’s great musical culture: a combination of samples gathered across the four sides of the world, segments distilled from hidden and fascinating records, hybrid mixtures conveying a multicultural and exotic scenery.
The tracks’ sequence becomes the discovery of landscapes and places filled with ritual resonances and mysterious presences. A path with no mediation, made of sudden bursts of lunar light which unveil uncontaminated lands from the most different latitudes.
Ranging from the deep basses and polyrhytmic bases of African voodoo rituals to the melodic songs of native populations, from the contemplative seasides of the English coasts to the exciting rhythms of tropical forests, the electronic music merges with the voices of nature and of archaic instruments.
The central thread is the aesthetics of the common sound, an heightened sensibility for details that allows a reassuring flow and a multiple but coherent identity of the whole project.
Night Safari has this power: music, through fantasy, turns into a real space, the perception of lights and shadows, the feeling of warmth and damp.
Night Safari is an album to listen to, to dance to but also to see and to experience. At the end of the 45 minutes you feel a bit richer, as after a far longer journey.
Therefore, fasten your headphones, close your eyes and set out of the road, with a suggestion: do it when the sun has gone down.
“It is only within us that landscapes become landscapes. That’s why if I imagine them, I create them; if I create them, they exist; if they exist, I see them [...].
Life is whatever we make it. The traveler is the journey. What we see is not what we see but what we are.”
NIGHT SAFARI – POPULOUS
(Folk Wisdom / Bad Panda Records, 2014)
• Himalaya reel to reel
• Fall [feat. Cuushe]
• Vu [feat. Clap! Clap!]
• Dead Sea
• Quad boogie [feat. Digi G'Alessio]
• Honey [feat. Iokoi]
• Agadez [feat. Dj Khalab]
• Water Temple (feat. Clap! Clap!]
• Brighton Pier
• Night Safari
• Brasilia [feat. Giorgio Tuma]
Thanks to Alessandro Fraccaro and Elena Squizzato for this stunning review!
It’s thanks to people like them that our website exists!
Here the new single from Night Safari
Lady Gisa, one of the people who believed in us from the earliest times (yes, we are five years old!), is back with another stunning mix. Her touch is unmistakable and we know that some clubs or shops, use The Italo Job to play her music. This is awesome for us, a great satisfaction!
You can listen her on the turntables, this friday at Bar Borsa (Vicenza – Italy) from 8 pm to 0:00
Enjoy this sexy, balearic, soul and funk great mix and spread the word!
And here, Lady Gisa at work
Sir Leo Mas has recorded this great balearic mix for our colleagues SKETCHES FROM AN ISLAND
He has also included “Jolla”, a song from the great italian electronic duo Tempelhof (we have seen them live, the last week end and we were very surprised!)
Leo Mas was a pioneer of balearic sound at the Amnesia (Ibiza) from 1985 to 1988 (this was the year of the summer of love)
In 1989, before returning in Ibiza, he wants to start a great project with two others Djs. With Andrea Gemolotto and Fabrice, he founded “The Triad” at MOVIDA (Jesolo – Venice, Italy) and five different record labels which have produced different styles of house and electronic music.
Welcome back guys! The italians Drink to me are back with this bomb track, taken from the forthcoming “Bright White Light” Out on 42 Records Oct 14th on Vinyl, CD, and Digital.
We are very curious to hear their whole album and to see again their energy on stage like two years ago.
Suddenly, as it happened with “S”, they touch our skin.
Enjoy this brand new song from one of our favorite italian bands and stay tuned, for the first dates of the tour…
Another awesome release by Family House label!
This time the label founded by DJ Dax promotes a disco/funk release. The track brings you into a french disco mood mixed with the typical italian style’s music flavour.
Try to listen and tell us if you don’t feel like dancing.
“Boogie Babe” has already been supported by international artist as Tiger & Woods!
Late summer mixtape by Caste.
Prins Thomas – Luftspelling [Full Pupp, 2014]
Tempelhof – City Airport [Hell Yeah, 2013]
Garnier – Whistle For Frankie [MCDE, 2014]
Fernando – Retrospective [Redux, 2010]
6th Borough Project – Think Is Over [Delusions Of Grandeur, 2014]
Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – Vendetta (Mark Pritchard Remix) [Far Out Recordings, 2013]
Genius of Time – Juno Jam [Running Back, 2014]
New Jackson – Jam On Summer [Permanent Vacation, 2014]
DJ Kaos – Swoop [Jolly Jams, 2014]
Caresse – Love Spell [RFC Records, 1979]