For all his skills as a DJ - and, let's face it, he pretty much created the Afro-cosmic DJ style all on his own - Daniele Baldelli's productions have not always hit the mark. It's heartening to report, then, that this collaboration with Dario Piana for Leng Records is arguably the best thing he's produced to date. "Infinity Machine", where wild, effects-laden Clavinet lines, jammed-out electric piano chords and meandering synthesizer solos ride a particularly druggy arpeggio bassline, sets the tone magnificently, before the Italian duo jogs towards dub disco territory on the percussion rich "If You Drive". Badlelli's love of spacey synths, crunchy guitars and tactile synth bass comes to the fore on closer "Air Vibes", which also boasts a wonderfully tactile breakdown.
For their latest release, nu-disco dons Editorial have gone for the whole 'set meal' approach, hence the title "Table D'Hote". There's a smattering of great tastes and dishes served up here, all for one fixed price, including Siberian producer Sunner Soul's tight sunkissed disco houser "Keep In Touch", Mermaid's deep and sensual throbber "Bright Nights" and Silver Rider's Grade A Latin boogie clapper "Fool's Gold".
Having appeared on labels like Editorial and Bluenoises, Italian re-edit guy Dario Piana now surrenders his creation "Groove Line" to a host of disco producers to rework the magic. The original is all hypnotic percussion, elastic funky bass loops and sleazy 70s rhythms, while DJ Rocca delivers a killer remix, which is all moody electro basslines and hazy chords. Irregular Disco Workers put the foot down with a storming metallic hi-NRG rework and things chill out for G&D's sub aquatic stoner funk version.
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