Cast your mind back to the parties in 90s Rimini, or the Tunnel Club or Magazzini Generali in Milan. Cruising in your tiny Fiat hire, drenched in that balmy Mediterranean vibe of a scene and the best- looking Italian house and funk party you’d ever experienced! But Italy has had a long relationship with funk and soul well before the 90s, that stemmed from American R&B artists appealing to Italian audiences way back in the 60s. In 70s Italy the Umbria Jazz Festival opened, at the same time the soul-funk sound of Napoli Centrale was directly influenced by the nearby American bases. Later came Italo Disco which had global success, and when Italy’s musical pioneers came up with the hybrid of bass over melodies, Italian Funk was born.
Following the success of the first volume in 2019, Italo Funk curators, Eli Soul Clap and Lele Sacchi have since been hard at work compiling the much anticipated second volume dedicated to Italian cultural icon, Claudio Coccoluto who we sadly lost earlier this year.
Lele Sacchi takes the reins on our latest Lovecast mix, providing a deep lush medley of grooves!
TRACKLIST YVEL & TRISTAN ‘Rocket in My Pocket’ HIGH POWERED BOYS ‘Udon’ JULIO BASHMORE Sax-Dub KERRI CHANDLER ‘The Intro’ ROCCO LOVE Re-edit RICK WADE ‘Warm Up’ THE PRINCE OF DANCE ‘Len’s House’ ALEX NERI ‘The Wizard’ DISCLOSURE ‘In My Arms (Edit)’ DEMI RIQUISIMO ‘Dictionary of Fools’ LELE SACCHI ‘Slow Down Rock’ SCUBA + DOMINII ‘Womb’ CINTHIE remix RHYTHM II RHYTHM ‘A Touch Of Jazz’ SAM RUFFILLO ‘Danza Organica’ CLAUDIO COCCOLUTO ‘Go Goblin’ RED BARON ‘Fascinate’ CARL BEAN ‘I was born this wat’ MOPLEN Dub #2
Turn it up & enjoy!