Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Cosmic Safari

There's no deny the impact and influence Daniele Baldelli has had on disco. This italian deejay and producer made his name back in the late 1970's to early 1980's deejaying at famous disco nightclubs like Baia Degli Angeli and COSMIC. Over the past few years, he has released a number of excellent books like Daniele Baldelli Presents Baia Degli Angeli 1977-1978 and Cosmic - The Original 1979-1984 discussing the golden years of deejaying at those clubs, the surrounding night life, and the music that influenced him. Baldelli has also recently released some amazing mix compilations featuring some rare disco, cosmic, and italo music of typical deejay sets that he has performed, as well as some original productions that he has put together over the years. One of my favorite original tracks that he has released is "Safari Vibes from his 2006 afro-latin disco album "My Funky Side". I like to describe this classic track like a percussion driven disco voyage, riding through an african safari. With one listen you'll definitely understand where I'm coming from. The track maintains a cosmic disco sound combined with some amazing afro-latin percussion, very reminiscent of some of the music you hear being produced today from New York's Joe Claussell. Regardless of what recent time period you think about, Daniele Baldelli, continues to make his name as one of the greastest deejays and producers the underground disco scene has ever seen.

Daniele Baldelli - Safari Vibes

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SoulFunkLifestyles said...

The internet is playing a major role in bringing recognition to quite a few DJs from the past that otherwise never might have been received.