Daniele Baldelli – Cosmic drag

Daniele Baldelli - Cosmic Drag [Endless Flight/Kompakt]

Daniele Baldelli – Cosmic Drag [Endless Flight/Kompakt]

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.


Francisco – Lineabeat Volume Uno

Francisco - Linea Beat Volume Uno [Slow Motion Records]

Francisco – Linea Beat Volume Uno [Slow Motion Records]

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


DJ Rocca – Destination To The Sun

DJ Rocca - Destination to the sun

DJ Rocca – Destination to the sun

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.

The EP is out now for Italian records and distributed by Kompakt.


Populous – Night Safari

Populous - Night Safari - The Italo Job

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.

Pessoa wrote:
“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.”

(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!

You can listen Popolous FOR FREE on 19th December at VINILE (Italy) We are proud to be media partner of this great event

The Italo Job

Here the new single from Night Safari


Re.Doit.Stone.Funk.Collective – Boogie Babe [Family House 2014]

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!

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Bottin – Plastic Forgery

Bottin (picture from Facebook)

“Just a little homemade video” of Plastic Forgery performed by one of our italian heros Bottin and edited by Hack Space Catania.
Plastic Forgery is taken from BOTTIN’s latest album “Punica Fides”
You can follow him on Soundcloud and Facebook


Family House Label


Great news from Vicenza!
Everyone of you know Dax DJ, he is an excellent dj with a very eclectic style and an enviable knowledge of electronic music world.
He promoted festivals and one nights as Jazz Not Dead and Music Is The Key, and probably you follow his website Family House Mag.
We said that there was a great news.. Family House become a music label!

This is the 4th release: Mog – Submersion. A 3 track EP that explore techno territories mixing together steely and gummy sounds.

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Here’s the other releases:
#1 Arkfy – Acclimation

#2 Mog – First Sign

#3 Mogdax – Cosmic Core

Next gig for Dax DJ will be on friday 25th july at PERAROCK Festival in a very particular location, an old disco called Chalet Paola / Green Planet!



Clap Rules

Clap Rules is a crew composed by Fabrizio Mammarella, Max Leggieri, Michelangelo del Conte and Andrea Gabriele. They are from Pescara and in these years, they have published for important labes as DFA, La Tebwa, Bearfunk, Dissident, Tiny Sticks, Codek, La Belle, Slow Motion.

Here below, their last issue featuring René Love.

And their latest dj set for Rai Radio2, one of the most important radio in Italy


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