Italy: Strictly Rockin’

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If you caught the bleep techno reference in the title, congratulations, my friend: you’re old enough to either remember the 12″ or the Warp Records comp it showed up on some nine years later. Right now, we’ve got two new honorable mentions to pass along to you:


Hunter/Game, an Italian duo made up of Emmanuele Nicosia and Martino Bertola had been recording a firestorm of killer releases for Sasha’s label and as of late have moved over to the institution that is Kompakt. They did two spectacular 12″s for their Speicher series this year (‘Adaptation’ is definitely still on rotate in this DJ’s box) and now they get set to drop a debut full-length for them this coming February. You can read all about it here or head to SoundCloud and check out some samples.


Frankyeffe is Italian maestro Francesco Fava who hails from the Ariccia area of Rome and his debut album for Riot landed on the 9th as a digital download which, at 16 cuts, had to be split up into two CDRs for this jock (thank you, PullProxy – I will cane this on the UNF radio show).

The actual vinyl and CD releases won’t hit until next month and according to Juno, it looks like the vinyl is coming out in parts. I would best describe this album as Inner City synth-stabs meets Nachtstrom Schallplatten by way of Robert Hood. Sound good? It is. Even Alan Fitzpatrick is hammering ‘My Beat’ of which I provided a full YouTube link at the bottom. Sleep on this at your own peril. But you don’t have to take my word for it…

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Speaking of uni, some of you have been asking what the hell I’ve been playing on the radio shows I do for UNF lately and I have not been religiously posting tracklists nor does the station allow for them as the mix unfolds so below are the tracklists for last week’s shows. Don’t forget to tune every Saturday night from 11 to midnight and Sunday from 1 to 2 on the website, on 95.5 FM, TuneIn, or the Spinnaker app because it’s honestly your best bet in town for some underground aural pleasure:

Underground Sound 13 – Darker Earlier Now (11.21.15)

Deepchord pres. Echospace – Sunset

Guy J – Nirvana

Matias Aguayo – Run Away From The Sun

Robert Babicz – Bassporn (Guy Mantzur Alternative Remix)

Marc Romboy – Hypernova (Guy Mantzur & Roy Rosenfeld Remix)

Confute & R.E.C. – 2002

Abfahrt – Alone (It’s Me) (Alley Cat Edit)

Sunday Showcase Slowdown 13 – This Time Today (11.22.15)

Thore Pfeiffer – Was Ihr Wollt

B12 – Into The Void

Synkro – Changes

Gacha – Send Two Sunsets

Coma – Lora

Gacha – Let Me Love You

Synkro – Above The Clouds

Sven Van Hees – Skinny Genes

Sam Feldt – Show Me Love

Quivver – Takin Over (Reprise) / Takin Over

TOTD: Frankyeffe – My Beat

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