Monday, June 8, 2009
italians do it better?
i don't know if italians do it better. but they do it very well, without a doubt... what is 'it'? in this case, techno. and to be specific, deep tripping techno. what the ssgs call 'mindfuck' or 'headfuck' techno.
dozzy in london
donato dozzy makes his long awaited debut in london this friday night at the bleep43 party (it is funny that for me, at least, a dj as good as omar s has basically been an afterthought). very, very excited about this... if you are at the party, feel free to say "hi". i'll be up front and centre for all of donato's set dancing my ass off. i'll probably be wearing a white t-shirt and you can get a rough idea of what i look like over at my twitter page. and donato is playing 10-2, before omar is on 2-6, so i'd strongly suggest getting there nice and early to hear donato warm the place up in style. hope to see some ssgs there!
while donato might be at the vanguard of pushing deep, headfuck techno, he is certainly not the only one. there is a group of talented producers and djs continuing to push really distinctive sounds (a few of which have already been featured here). so i thought this would be a good opportunity to feature some sets worth checking from 'other' italians. instead of describing the mixes, i'll let you discover for yourself. while there are some points of overlap and reference, each mix is definitely doing something different and i'd recommend giving them all a run.
dino sabatini (modern heads) - #2# mix, 2009
nuel @ classic club, june 2008
rossella - net28 promo set, may 2009 (link fixed)
giorgio gigli - minimalismo italiano mix
natural/electronic.system. - electronique.it mix, may 2008
neel @ neo club, 2008
obtane promo mix may 2009
i know there are others (like brando lupi), but haven't been able to find any mixes from them. so if you have any similar mixes or suggestions, please post them in the comments section.
enjoy these and hopefully i'll be seeing some of you on friday night at bleep43 for what should be an awesome night of techno!