Review: It's another meeting of different Italian disco generations as cosmic disco veteran Daniele Baldelli and young(ish) hotshot Marco Dionigi team up for another joint EP. "Cosmic Efficacy" is a linear arpeggiated electro-disco journey to the stars, complete with electro-housey drum fills. In its "Slow Motion Remix" guise the tune is even spacier and highlights it's Moroder-isms even more. "Parallelo" on the other hand is much more abstract, with retro films samples woven over a coarse, electronic backdrop that resembles distorted cosmic interference. Far out!
Review: Veteran Italian cosmic DJ Danielle Baldelli has been collaborating with young buck Marco Dionigi on and off for a few years now. The saying goes 'if it ain't broke don't fix it', and once again they've decided to repeat their winning formula here on their new long player Cosmic Eagle Vol 2. There are eight new tracks to choose from, highlights of which include the Funky Town-style Italo-disco froth of "Audax", the spacey, galaxy exploration synths of "Lophaetus" and the choppy electro-funk of "Pelagicus". Top stuff!
Review: Following their recent collaboration focusing on remixing the work of avant electronic composer Richard Bone, Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi once again join forces. This time round, the inspiration is the music that Baldelli played at Italy's most famous disco venue: the Cosmic Club. As a result, Cosmic Eagle offers a mix of new productions and sneaky remixes that touch on everything from hypnotic synth weird-outs and curious cosmic rock to progressive synth-funk, chiming early eelctronica and wobbly space disco. It's all floor-friendly and tightly produced - perhaps a little too tightly, in some cases - and fits snugly into Baldelli's infamous cosmic disco sound.
Review: The Marco Dionigi cosmic assault continues afoot with this new long player. Marking a shift from some of his more Italo-ish productions, this album is more of a nine song deep trip into space (with a little house on the side). Highlights include the slo-motion Balearica of the title track, the spacey electro nebula of "Astromantik", the mechanical body music of "Refracting" and the creepy dungeon-beat of "My Body Is A Metronome".
Review: Marking a further shift in his sound, Marco Dionigi's latest offering, "Romance In Venice" has a much more punk-funk feel than before - all low-slung live bass, chiming guitars and disco claps. However this EP is more about the remixes, and there's plenty to choose from. Highlights include the cocktail workout supplied by his cosmic disco veteran pal Daniele Baldelli, a pulsating electro-house version by Italo icon Alexander Robotnick and a killer Chicago jack-fest courtesy of Andrew Yukon.
Review: Marco Dionigi releases more records than we've had hot dinners. Here he is with another virtual mini-album of his Italo/cosmic disco-influenced workouts. "Speed Running" is an ominous 4/4 prowler of a tune with a tense bass line and austere vocal samples. The same song also appears as both an even moodier 'darkwave mix' and a chirpy, discofied 'brazil mix'. Further on we get a cowbell & synths frenzy "Supersonic Monophonic Run" and the heavy breathing marathon that is 'Run'.
Review: Cosmic hero Marco Dionigi must have found something out in space that has increased his creativity to that beyond us mere mortals. He's been knocking out up to two hefty EPs per month (and that's not even including his long players!), and shows no signs of stopping. And if it's working, then why not? Here we have yet more quality productions - "Base Terra" touches on bouncey but moody electro-disco, "Water Drops" toys with operatic/Gregorian vocals, "Mission For The Nature" is dreamy downtempo stuff, "Another Day On Planet Earth" is pulsating peak timer (for Dionigi anyway) and "Strong Strategy", with its suspended chiming melodies, is probably our favourite.
Review: Marco Dionigi must be one of the most prolific electronic producers currently alive given that this is his second EP of the year in as many weeks! Despite this, the quality of his work never lets up. This EP is based all around the concept of out of body experiences and is duly trippy. The menacing pulse-a-thon of the title track evokes the moody classic "Walk The Night" by Skatt Bros, whilst elsewhere "Body Experience" weaves a very obvious sample into a slinky early Chicago groove and "OBE" even ventures into deep house territory.
Review: Marco Dionigi is slowing down after a prolific start to 2014. That is to say there's only two tracks on his latest EP! "You Look Good Tonight" is six minutes of excellent deep and spacey hi-NRG (a la Patrick Cowley) with quirky vocals that take things into Daniel Maloso territory. Naturally there's a pair of VIP remixes included; an Italo one which adds extra synth flourishes, and a heavy, drum-laden one that's better than a drum solo at a Metallica concert. Also featured is the sleazy "After Hours" which mixes funky '70s vibes with some clifftop guitar solo freakouts.
Review: Following his recent return to action after a brief hiatus (a few months, which in his terms is an eternity), Marco Dionigi drops another selection of stargazing new wave Italo floorfillers. There's much to admire in the shimmering synths and electronic rhythms of "We Move" and "Euclidean Space", a bright and breezy foray into midtempo futurism. Dionigi is often at his best, though, when sidestepping convention. That's certainly the case here, as the curious electronics and downtempo grooves of "Cos 2013" and "Peaceful Occupation" stand out. You know what you're getting, but it rarely disappoints.
Review: For his latest assault on the download charts, popular cosmic disco DJ/producer Marco Dionigi mines his vaults of unreleased recordings. Strange Archives From The Past features 13 previously unheard cuts produced between 1997 and '99, before his association with Daneile Baldelli (and most notably their excellent Cosmic Disco, Cosmic Rock comp for Eskimo) reignited his career. Musically, it's as you'd expect, offering a range of spacious, slow motion jams that touch on Italo, cosmic disco, acid and mystical electronica. There's also a couple of fantastically heavy drum tracks, of which the intoxicating "Go" is probably the pick.
Review: The pedal is being pushed to the Ferrari's metal again as Italian stallion Marco Dionigi's output accelerates into the outside disco lane once again. There's 12 bangers to feast on in Dirty Analogic Party Vol 12 covering every angle of retro Eurodisco including blissy hiNRG ("Do I Dare"), arpeggiated sleaze ("Disco Surrender") and hazy spaced-out cosmic vibes ("Red Mobil)".
Review: There are two possible explanations for Marco Dionigi's impressive productivity. Firstly, he works very quickly. Secondly, he has secretly bred a super-race of genetically modified monkeys and locked them in a cellar with a bunch of old synthesizers, a Mac and a copy of Logic. While the latter is highly improbable, it would explain the Dr Who-does-Italo Disco vibe of this latest 10-track missive. Like the best of Dionigi's original compositions, the best cuts here sound like they were beamed down from the stars, possibly by a man in a tweed blazer and bowtie who cures all of the universe's problems with a flashing screwdriver and a bunch of tired one-liners. Or cyber-monkeys.