Tuesday, November 4, 2008
mnml ssgs mx12: donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008
at a time when cookie-cutter mnml and deep house lite seem to dominate the (limited) mental horizons of most DJs, donato dozzy stands out as a unique and individual voice. dozzy has a very distinctive sound - deep, hypnotic, elemental - which he continues to pursue, regardless of fads and trends. as shed would say, 'true. techno. music.' the other month donato played an especially memorable closing set at the labyrinth festival in japan. we've already given the full rundown on it here, so no need to go into detail, but suffice to say, over 3 nights and days of incredible music it was donato's set that proved the standout. and now, for all of you who were unable to experience it, we give you the next best thing - the live recording. over 4 hours of dozzy good-ness for your listening and dancing pleasure.
listening to this mix again, it is just as good as i had remembered it. to get a better feel for the setting, there are some videos below from during donato's set. from memory he started around 2.30/3pm and played through until about 7pm on the monday afternoon/evening (the party had started on the friday night). enough talk, here you go:
donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008, part 1 (direct dl)
donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008, part 2 (direct dl)
donato dozzy live @ labyrinth 2008, part 3 (direct dl)
again, thanks to the organisers of labyrinth for putting on a great event. and i would like to offer my sincere gratitude to donato for recording his set and making it available to all of us. beyond being a truly special DJ, what really struck me about donato is what a wonderful person he is. thanks donato.