alongside farfa and roby j, miki the dolphin kicked italy s tuscan techno movement into high-gear during the 1990 s. earning his first residency 38 years ago, the captivating sounds purveyed by miki and his compatriots would go on to influence the entire italian peninsula for the greater part of a decade. miki can still be found fusing elements of his avant-garde past with future-leaning house and techno in his dj sets today, having assembled a cult-following thanks to his sought-after mixtapes, highly-collectable releases and research into the 432hz phenomena.
originally released between 1996 and 1997, the tracks on this phonographic disk have been remastered and re edited with contemporary standards in mind for your listening pleasure and playability.
lead track, apple, incorporates live instrumentation with tough, northern italian rhythms. caterpillar glimmers and undulates across its pristine psychedelic and progressive landscape, sacre graal is a fine slice of timeless, electronic body music. one for those who know.
the 3 musketeers are back, pouring new life into two more obscure, italian techno tracks from early 90s. roby j s track -charming the cobra,- also from the -where am i?- ep, originally released on interactive test records, in 1991. a real trip between psychic percussions and trancey synths. the flip hosts model citizen, aka gabry fasano, another legend from the 90s italian progressive and techno scene. -the right to dance and learn- is a perfect after-hour house track, with a trippy arpeggio and deep, somnolent chords. both tracks have been extended by lom, assuring maximum joy and mixing pleasure.
life of marvin is a joint venture between manfredi romano (aka dj tennis) and marvin & guy (italo deviance’s marcello giordani and alessandro parlatore), these crazy italian diggers went deep into the most obscure italian techno tunes from early 90’s and what they discovered was quite amazing. there was a huge club scene in tuscany during the mid-90s called “progressive techno”. l.o.m. aim is to explore the sounds that preceded that movement the first eps are giving new light to tracks taken from the original catalogue of the interactive test record label owned by franco falsini, that became key figures in the italian disco scene since early 80s (see italo-hit “electra feat. tara butler – feels good”) and the brother riccardo. that label was the incubator of the whole pre-progressive movement (1991-1993) and the first releases are coming from great djs and producers like roby j, francesco farfa, gabry fasano, marco calderoni etc. the music genre is impossible to define properly… just give it a listen. this is the 1st volume with monster dance floor tracks by roby j and sick hardcore.
italo-cosmonauts marvin & guy board life and death with superior conjunction. alessandro parlatore and marcello giordani’s four-tracker explores parallel worlds through expert synthesiser sequencing and cavernous vocals features. celestial melodies paired with athena’s stream of consciousness italian recital guarantees superior conjunction’s dance floor devastation. arpadia’s hypnotic theme compliments the title track’s restrained drama, while fantastic twins recital elevates the train of fantastic to an altered state of being. the ep is out on june 16th, right on time for this year’s life & death off sonar event in barcelona.
its the 10..yep, slowly but surely we eased our way into number 10. marvin zeyss is no stranger to fans of quality deep house music, making his debut on colourful with an array of warm sounding grooves.
the official release of the 1976 recording the tribe. previously only a handful of ultra-rare test pressing copies were floating around of this beauty. finally after more than 35 years, this essential spiritual jazz recording will be made available on 180 gram vinyl and a heavy tip-on sleeve. more info soon. big tip!
DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY: 20 DISCO SIZZLERS (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl UK04.09.18
simply put, don’t leave me this way gathers together some of the greatest dance records you’ll hear in one place. from the perennial traditional floor fillers such as gloria gaynor’s ‘i will survive’ and rose royce’s ‘car wash’, to classics that paved the way for disco (manu dibango’s ‘soul makossa’ and ‘love’s theme’ by barry white’s love unlimited orchestra), and groove extravaganzas such as hamilton bohannon’s ‘let’s start the dance’ and ohio players’ ‘fire’ - these are 20 tracks of sheer joy. compiled by daryl easlea, the author of acclaimed book everybody dance: chic and the politics of disco, don’t leave me the way is an instant party on two lps. comes with download code.
the official release of the 1976 recording the tribe. previously only a handful of ultra-rare test pressing copies were floating around of this beauty. finally after more than 35 years, this essential spiritual jazz recording will see its official release. big tip!