'New Masters' is a fresh series on Nang which features the DJs who are at the cusp of breaking into the big leagues. To help them along their way we are aiming to be the label that helps them put together their first DJ compilation CD. What better candidate to start with than Venice based demi-god-in-waiting and all round nice fellow BOTTIN. From early releases on Italy's Irma, to the seminal Fondamente Nove on Belgium's Eskimo Recordings, to his anthemic and wolrdwide-supported 'No Static' on the Italians Do It Better label to his 'Horror Disco' concept album on Bearfunk, the skillful producer & DJ has been quickly building quite a name for himself and he doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Bottin's DJ manifesto skyrocketed in 2009 seeing him playing in over 12 different countries in 2009 alone, including tours of US, Canada , Brazil, Ukraine and Turkey. A recent review described his dj sets as " an unpredictable journey into space disco, Italo rarities, deep funk. A reckless blend of retro-futuristic sounds and contemporary electronica that always sets the dancefloor on fire.". A narrative that would also apply to his studio productions. We've picked 4 of the best tracks (from the 18 on the cd) for this vinyl sampler.
Things open up with 'Electra Bregenz' from Austria's Kurder and Dorfmeister offspring Tosca. Bottin's mix taking the previously chilled out track and shifting the paradigm towards a heavy disco stomper, with a twist of dub and references to the early work of italo funk roots legend Tullio De Piscopo. Next up is Norway's first disco officer Lindstrøm with 'Paaskelyd' with some heavy Bottin edit work. Bottin chops track in very thin slices and rearranged them meticulously, then maker extra additions in the bass and synth department - buon appetito!
On the flip is Hooj favorite 'Hypnotized' from Oscar G & Stryke. Bottin takes things from progressive house to deep disco boogie? some said it could never be done. so we proved them wrong! Closing up the vinyl is Friendly Fires bassist Rob Lee AKA Wax Stag and 'And How'. Our man taking things way deep into italo cyberspace.
A1 Written & Produced by Hans-Peter Lindstrom, published by Copyright Control. Courtesy of Bearfunk.
A2 Written & Produced by Rob Lee, published by Dharma Songs. Courtesy of People In The Sky.
B1 Written & Produced by Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber. Published by Tosca Music. Courtesy of G-Stone.
B2 Written & Produced by Greg Chin & Oscar Gaetan. Published by Cuban Homeboy Music ASACP / Blue Diary Music ASCAP. Courtesy of Hooj Choons.
Remixes Produced by G. Bottin in Venice, Italy. VERBIS DEFECTIS MVSICA INCIPIT
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