The Bank are Francesco Brini, Domenico Loparco and Emanuele Zullo, three talented musicians and experienced producers in love with funk & afro. They have an impressive background, both as producers, with releases for Prins Thomas’s Internasjonal and Solardisco and also as session musicians (Brini was the drummer for electronic pioneers Swayzak). Lats year they released an outstanding album on Bear Funk.
Radio Cash and The Money: Funky beats for voodoo dancefloors and dubby rhythms for hypnotic afternoons. Remixed with real synths by Brioski and Le Macchine.
“Io cercavo questo nella mia musica. Un ammorbidimento dei suoni e una rispettiva diminuzione degli orpelli tecnologici e delle inutili sovvrapproduzioni tipiche di oggi.” – Mouth
Passion is a fashion.
Mad On The Moon, Serendeepity and Discosafari set the musical mood for the three days of White, the international showcase of contemporary fashion. Continue reading “White Milano ® 2012”
The Freaks are back.
Four tracks. Selected, cutted, rearranged, effected and overdubbed by The Love Supreme.
Release date: July 02nd 2012
AGIO is the project of Andrea Gabriele and Marco Mazzei, two musicians from Pescara, Italy.
They keep workshops and lectures in art and music schools, make installations on the interaction between visuals and sounds. They are used to play festivals like Dissonanze, Electric Elephant and Netmage but feel confortable in auditoriums and more academic spaces too. Andrea is also a member of Clap Rules and Marco is the voice you heard in their full lenght “Golden Hands”.
Over the years Andrea and Marco have been making music and experimenting toghether with some of the most influential italian contemporary artists. We are honoured to introduce you to their fine work.
We released Holiday In Arabia first EP one year ago. Since then most of our artists and friends have worked their own private versions off the originals for their club sets.
Here we release four of the best we have so far. Crimea X with their cosmic wanderings, Simone Fedi heading into Techno, The Heels Of Love in Deep House attitude and Billy Bogus’ druggie House.
In just two years Lula Circus have released tracks on Resopal, Ostwind, Acker, Broquade. They have also played festivals and cult venues like Maria Am Ostbahnhof and Fabric. But above all they have a Lynch reference in their name so we immediatly asked them to join us.
The original comes with three reworked versions. A disco-dub cut by Italo-Berlinese duo Discodromo, a deep-house version with a classic feel by The Heels Of Love and an old school dancefloor bomb by In Flagranti.
Mouth is Luca Fontaneto. After a more than rewarding experience with the world touring garage rock band Hot Gossip he took a one year hiatus, left Italy and went to bath in the arabic sea and to feed his soul in India, where he found his soul mate indian artist and designer Perpetual Dicky.
During this year he composed these five tracks with a crappy laptop, a broken pair of headphones and no alcohol and drugs.
Eventually he got married and lives happily and produces his sexy blend of pop, psichedelia and house in his basement studio.
Another great Italian producer is with us for this release. Billy Bogus, the boss from Pizzico Records with his “Disco Lambro ’76” a massive spoken word house piece. The long vocal sample about free festivals, hard drugs and 70’s counterculture gets chopped, sliced and layered upon a big funk house beat. Then Johnny Paguro takes the piece into 80’s House zone, while The Love Supreme pitch the track down to 110bpm and explore a more kraut-balearic side of the cut. On The B side we get atmospheric with “Older”. Sax stabs, echoed percussions and a moody vocal sample are underlined by a driving slow dancefloor beat. The Kael Misko rework keeps the mood and turns the track into a club killer.
Who are The Barking Dogs? One year ago we released their debut 12″, since then they have continued to grow as both producers and label owners, with recent releases on Gomma and Rush Hour and their imprint of edits releasing incredible tracks. They are also pushing House Music like no one else, throwing parties and managing the best music shop you can find around here.
For this project they rework two tracks by Jessie Evans, adding their producing skills to her post-punk sax and vocals lines and giving us two old school burning, sweaty killers. The pack is complete with remixes from a couple of hot names on the scene. Altz with his enormous, MAD remix (something really unique, we where stunned when we first listened to this one) and the deep acid version from Rune Lindbaek & Mental Overdrive.
There’s life on the moon… Three new artists on the label, a little taster of their producing skills.
Lord Of The Isles with ‘Laser Dream Sequence’, a nine minute long voyage into the deepness of cosmic space. ‘Problems’ by MSB in the Ilya Santana remix version grabs the psychedelic guitars of the original, adds deep synth pads and a steady beat and turns it into a club hit. ‘Il Treno Dei Dannati’, a classic Italo track with a live feel from Disco Volante Records’ Label Manager, Cloned In Vatican.
Exclusive release on Junodownload >December 6th
Made by a pair of sonic junkies infatuated with space and water. Give them a broom and they’ll make you a rocket. In this case we gave them a synth and they created high tides. Being raised in Mexico city gave them all they needed to know about musical travel. Put the listener in a time and place.
Abe and Alan arrive at Mad On the Moon after two brilliant releases on Eskimo and Tirk, and for us they produced Blind Cause and Gansta Reedflex, two balearic tracks Inspired by latin seashell percussion, goat string flamenco and meteor grooves, there is no way in hell they wont make you take off.
The remixes are by The Love Supreme, who deliver a psyched acid version of the A side and Mushrooms Project, their remix of Gansta Reedflex is deep, dilated and slow, mushrooms style.
The 12″ will be out in July.
Multiplicity is the password in the Ajello project.
Sounds ingredients are a concentrated of the different experiences from the two members Luca “DJ Rocca” Roccatagliati and Fabrizio “Taver” Tavernelli: Electro, New-Wave, Italo-Disco, Chicago House, Disco, Neurofunk, Eurodance, Space Sounds.
“2000 Lightyears From Home” is a slow track, but the boys conjure up thick beats reminiscent of early electro and an acid bassline that flows down smoothly. The Remix is by Altair Nouveau, who we recently heard with a great work on DFA/Solardisco. He delivers a Moroder influenced dancefloor oriented version. On the B side is “Come Back”, a direct track with a sure effect on the dancefloor, house beat and a super groovy bassline. The Heels Of Love remix goes into old school, with sampled and stretched vocals and a crunchy dirty beat coming directly from 80’s drumachines.
The 12″ vinyl will be out 20th April
The Heels Of Love, the new Milan based duo born from the joint between “two disco reprimands with an unhealthy penchant for slap bass, synths and vintage drum machines” has made a lot of noise lately with just a couple of works. After debuting here on MOM with a huge remix that made its way up to Beats In Space and TSUGI’s 2009 “Best Of” compilation mixed by Cosmo Vitelli they have had the first official release on David Griffiths’ (the man behind Jisco Music) new label, “Under The Shade”. This one has sent them right into the chart of almost every known DJ of the scene.
“Quiet Please” is a slow, but groovy, rhythmic, guitar driven piece of psychedelic disco reminescent of early House tracks.
The original unleashes two hugely dynamic and killer remixes. On the B side the Ajello guys keep the guitar line and build a totally original Piano House version while Fabrizio Mammarella works on the arrangement and develop the original in a disco dub style.
In the shops from 09/12/2009
The Barking Dogs are some of the most skilled House producers from Italy. They are carefully building their sound on their own label, and their edits have been played by everyone, from Ellen Alien to James Murphy. For this release they team up with the mighty Phillip Lauer, one half of Arto Mwambè, to deliver two deep gems that walk on the line between avantgarde and old school. With the oniric vocals, balearic arps and grooving bassline these two are the perfect soundtrack to late night after party madness…
Released on a limited edition vinyl and as digital download…
For our second release we have set up an all Italian team of disco stars: Club Silencio are the founders of the now infamous Discolimone night at Sottomarino Giallo (recently praised by Tim Sweeney as “Best Gig of the year 2008″). Their debut on 12″ appeared at the end of 2008 with “Welcome To The Silence” on Ilija Rudman’s Red Music. The following “The Guitar Man” saw them teaming up with the Barking Dogs and was playlisted by all the big names of the scene. Nothing to say more!
Here on MOM002 they deliver a slo-mo deep groove in pure cosmic style coupled with a disco bass which is guaranteed to shake any dancefloor. Sampling work at its best.
For the first remix The Heels Of Love take on from their analog arsenal and work an all acid bassline to top the disco beat.
The final rework is done by Josè Manuel, an habitué of the nu-disco scene (with releases on Eskimo and Kill The DJ and his own imprint Black Pepper). He dwelves in the unexplored territories of experimentalism and here you have it: Italo-glitcy!!.
In the shops now.
Mad On The Moon debut release is a classic masterpiece of cosmische Music which has been reworked for late night club action by two italian stars of the nu-disco scene (we leave the track spotting to all the collectors and kraut-geeks): The Love Supreme, their version is direct to the dancefloor, but with a slow paced electro rythm and a classic smooth feeling… when the Moog solo kicks in you will be sent to space with them… Simone Fedi, the man who lately sold out on DC Recordings, Eskimo, and Smash Hit Music has worked a space funk track loaded with analog synth sequencing coupled with its classic live feeling in percussions and drums.
You can find it in the digital stores and in a limited 12″ vinyl edition from today.