crazy 12 track library music style album on this ace italian label. all based around bumping live rhythms triggering an obscure japanese drum synth module recorded in 2018. it was november 2017 when i received a call from an old friend, hi fabrizio, i found a rare japanese drum machine, you should come and see it before i put this on ebay. i went to check it out and immediately realized it had more potential than just drum sounds generation, it was able to produce quirky and creepy sounds if triggered by any sound source. so i bought it and brought in the studio, where me and alex were laying down new beats and ideas. it took just three days of jams to get the skeleton of this record done: i programmed the module to receive alex s drum hits and the device started creating synth lines, almost as it was speaking its own language.i ve found a soul in this machine, and i wanted to bring it to life in these tracks, a mix of arranged compositions and improvised jams. no root keys, no grids, no clicks, everything came out in an instinctive and natural way as far as we know it s the first time this synthesizer/drum machine is been used in this improper and new way.
fabrizio martina, the man behind jolly mare, is a champion turntablist, with a master degree in mechanical engineering and a phd in vibration dynamics under his belt. he s currently a full time producer and dj, taking part in festivals across europe from sonar to harvey s discotheque stage at bestival. a graduate of red bull music academy in new york, he has opened acts from masters at work to roy ayers, worked with the likes of soul clap and thundercat, and has already been featured in the likes of pitchfork, mixmag and okayplayer with his dream-like brand of cosmic disco and house.
rooted in disco sensibilities and smeared with a hint of that classic roule sound, jolly mare serves up an ep that will tickle the fancy of both late-night groovers and prime-time stompers alike.
dj support: yamwho?, leftside wobble, james johnston ...
repress from space-disco lp from 1983/1984 by argentinian group led by keyboardist bruno carlos musso. carefully remastered by fabrizio martina (jolly mare), who also produced the bonus track (a disco-club oriented remix).
since its inception in 2009 slow motion has set the standard for new wave of italian dance music producers. with over 15 releases in the archive the italo/berlin based label is now about to drop its first ever compilation italian dance wave. bringing together some of the secret weapons that label boss franz underwear has had tucked away in his record bag with brand new tracks from the likes of clap rules, bottin and riders of the lost arp this compilation packs a mighty punch with its 22 tracks.