At the beginning of the 90s a new music wave was emerging in Italy. Inspired by an innate sense of freedom and experimentation, a generation of Italian DJs and producers envision the sound of the future. The movement was fueled by the turmoil of the club scene and record shops. With all the planets aligned an invasion of celestial bodies occurred.
Starting again from the last groove of the vinyl. Starting again from the rhythm, from the energy, from a newfound need for sociality and tribal ritualism, for empathy, sharing, and dreams. Starting again from the last summer, when everything had yet to unfold. And finding yourself now with another Summer about to begin. New Tracks, New Protagonists, a New Journey. Going further into connecting Two Generations, distant yet neighboring: the one that blazed the trail in the early Nineties and the one that continues to follow it Today, with a futuristic perspective, moved by a renewed ferment and an enthralling desire to express themselves and flow in unison, after the long silence of the pandemic.
The flattering feedback received both from the audience and the critics after releasing the first volume of “Ciao Italia” inevitably inspired us with the idea of a sequel. A new volume animated by the same spirit and attitude as the first one: not a nostalgic or commemorative operation, but a propulsive thrust for a possible evolution. In continuity with the first part of the project, “Ciao Italia – Volume 2” also wants to be a tribute to the artists who wrote this story. Artists who were often forced to use multiple aliases, so many that they can’t even remember them all. A story that still sounds incredibly current and that has had the merit of breaking that stereotype of xenophilia of which our country is an undying victim. Much more than just a “scene” it can be described as a mental state, a lifestyle, marked by unifying electronic pulsations, exotic and dreamy, ecstatic and liberating.
Surfing between the past, present and future, “Ciao Italia. Generazioni Underground – Volume 2″ delves further into the origins of an era whose sounds and atmospheres remain an endless source of inspiration today. This time involving other seminal producers protagonists of that all-Italian golden age: from Cirillo, Kamasutra (Alex Neri and Marco Baroni), Savino Martinez & Claudio Coccoluto, Ivan Iacobucci, Riviera Traxx (Flavio Vecchi and Ricky Montanari), Tc 1992 (Roberto) Intrallazzi and Marco Fratty, here in the remix version of the great Marco Trani) to Tony Carrasco (Exotica), Mauro Ferrucci and Christian Hornbostel (Nikita Warren), Pastaboys (Rame, Uovo & Dino Angioletti), Leo Rosi, Gianni Bini, Jonathan Tedesco (Beat Foundation), Fidelfatti, TRA, Oneiric & Vortex, Leo Young, Steve Mantovani, Daniele Mad & Dan E Mc, Corrado Rizza, Harley & Muscle. Additionally passing through unreleased songs by Joe Montana, Edward’s World (Edoardo Milani), Evoe (in a special version remixed by Leopardo), Angelino Albanese, Bruno Bolla and Paolo Guglielmino.
The collection, of which a second double part is expected before the end of the year, also includes productions from some of the new “Underground Generation”, ideally inspired by the iconic sound of that time, but at the same time kaleidoscopic and ultra- contemporary. Evidence of an avant-garde that is bright and alive not only in memories, but even now more than ever, in the tracks produced by: Baia Club (Whodamanny, Walter Del Vecchio and Dario Bassolino, representing the new Neapolitan school), Cosmo, Donato Dozzy & Rumi, GNMR, Dj SCM, Lvnar, Marco Erroi & Luigi Cordella, Lorenzo Morresi, The Mechanical Man, Populous, Hiver, TiEs and Feel Fly.
Once again, while the record slides under the needle, the hope is to be able to capture that magnetic atmosphere and regain possession of it for a few moments, clinging to the indomitable charm of the “underground” grooves. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Release: Ciao Italia. Generazioni Underground Vol. 2
Format: Vinyl, Digital
Date: 22nd July
tracklist1. Evoe ‘I Don’t Wanna Give Up Your Love’ (Leopardo Boom Boom Mix) (1993 Unreleased)