We borrow and change a famous divine quote (halfway between Gospel and Chuck Roberts) to introduce “Playing Without Moving”, the new album by Deep88 & Melchior Sultana.
“In the beginning, there was House, and House had a groove..”
That’s the point. Where is House now? What happened to its groove? Most of the current house music production have lost their original characteristic and their soul. Them appear so static and flat.
Generally we don’t like to do such considerations, it isn’t our role, our mission, but in this case it’s helpful to understand the meaning of this work that we are presenting.
Deep88 and Melchior Sultana want to point out the true meaning of house music, enhance the sounds, rhythm and atmosphere that have made big this musical genre.
Two musicians, although the album title suggests otherwise, take us on a journey to discover various kind of sounds.
It goes from deep sounds of “Nightwave” or “Days Go By” to the sweet melodies of “Saturday” or “Yo House”, through dreamy episode like “Karma’s Pocket”.
The icing on the cake is represented by the 2 remixes made by Andras Fox and Dream 2 Science, lovely each.
Really a great album, we give it full marks!
After tons of great edit and remixes made for Hell Yeah Recordings, Enzo Elia comes back with his own original EP featuring Italian jazz singer Roberto Cherillo aka Rokkerillo.
In this EP Enzo retrace his steps and highlight his smooth techno roots. Martial stepping of tech bassline is sweetened by Rokkerillo’s sensual voice. A perfect mixture of different emotionts.
The EP is enriched by a deep disco house remix version by legendary DJ KAOS and the marvelous jazz reinterpretation by 3iO that turns the track into a magical and dreamy dimension.
New cool release from Family House Records!
Arkfy explores 2 sides of deep house: “Prism” is an electronic ambient suite full of deep sounds, “Xoy” represents the more danceable side highlighting disco-house fast rhythms.
Marvin Dan III & Lee ‘The Black Belt’ Guy are Marvin & Guy. Behind these mysterious names are hidden 2 well known musicians of italian electronic music scene: Talker and Marcello Giordani.
Their new EP called “Dance Abilities” is out now for Young Adults. In these EP Marvin & Guy want to test your dance abilities mixing up various musical styles in every song included. From the disco rocking guitar loop of the opening track “Dance Ability (The Journey)”, to the mid 80s electro and early techno influenced track “Dancenergy”, passing through the slow jazzy cosmic disco shown on “Dancity”.
When we say italian artists made history of electronic music, we’re not joking.
Wanna an example?
We bet you’ve already listen to this:
Yeah, it’s “Dirty Talk” by Klein & MBO.
Klein & MBO is a moniker of italian musician Mario Boncaldo and american Tony Carrasco.
This track became instantly a classic, has anticipated house music, has influenced so many tracks (for example: “BLUE MONDAY“) and has been played by every DJ since 1982..
Tirk records released a serie of remix of this evergreen masterpiece (Greg Wilson, Toby Tobias ecc).
Also two Italian DJs were asked to make a remix.
And who better than DANIELE BALDELLI & DJ ROCCA ?
Italian Dance Wave hosts some of the heavyweight champions of italian electronic music scene: Bottin, Clap Rules, Delphi & Cécile, Francisco & Cosmo, Jolly Mare, Raiders Of The Lost Arps, Rodion, Studio Luce and many others in the forthcoming releases.
Disco Uno starts with “Luna Theme” by Raiders of the Lost Arps, a tough drumming mixed up with sweet synth melodies. A perfect start for our journey through these electronic music wonders.
House rhythms for Clap Rules between deep sounds, electronic disco and pulsating synth.
Italian disco master Bottin pushes on the accelerator and guide us into a fast ride into disco and acid highways.
The first chapter ends with “Valerie” by Studio Luce, classic 80s disco atmosphere with the right touch of italo’s feel.
So we start from where we left off, Francisco & Cosmo spread electronic beats with a very 80s disco attitude.
Rodion using vintage synth and vocoder bring us to the end of 70s, space is the place.
Slow down with Jolly Mare, it’s time to chill with a smooth track based on a soul/funk background where a stands a bodied bassline.
Delphi & Cécile with “Una Domenica Italiana” interthwine guitar and synth in a growing of velvety disco.
Can’t wait to hear “Disco Tre” and “Disco Quattro”.
When we think about obscure disco tunes, we think about Marcello Giordani. In his latest release “Danza Meccanica”, he shows the full meaning of “obscure disco”. An hypnotic ride on the dark side of 80s disco driven by a pressing rhythm section with a robotic attitude.
The B side is called “Azione Motoria”, over 9 minutes of slow ambient techno with inserts of alien disco and cosmic’s noises.
Listen to this 2 great edits
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