Rather than tell you too much about Gigi Testa, it’s maybe better we tell you who’s supporting his music. A native of Italy, Testa (as well as his World Peace Music imprint) has won ringing endorsements from the likes of Joe Clausell and Sound Signature boss Theo Parrish to name but a few. As you might imagine then, his own sound is one that incorporates myriad elements, from house to disco and back again. He is therefore, a perfect contender for the ‘Back 2 Mine’ series. Here’s what happened when the typical task was put to him recently…

 

Blaze – All I Should Know 

Part of one of my favourite ever albums; Blaze definitely inspired the way I produce music today. 25 Years later was introduced in 1990 right between the step from disco era to house music. This one is just real soul! I used to play this one LOUD with my friend down in his truck. I just consider this album as timeless music for ever and ever. 

"ALL I SHOULD KNOW" BLAZE. BY BEAST621

 

Randy Masters, Solar Plexus – Children Of Bahia

If you have never been to Bahia, you may think you’re going to encounter ordinary Brazilian music – but let me tell you that you’d be wrong! This one is a pure spiritual jazz piece and a real rhythmic excursion – it’s not for everyone! 

Randy Masters, Solar Plexus – Children Of Bahia

 

Eumir Deodato – Whistle Bump

I regret i was not there when this one first became popular. Of course, I’m talking about those times in The Loft when David Mancuso was Doing way back when. I can’t even imagine the atmosphere in the room or the connection between him and the people, the soundsystem and the elements. Listening to stories from people who went I feel a kind of energy when I play and I get into this record. 

Eumir Deodato – Whistle Bump

 

Jephté Guillaume feat. Daniel & Marjorie Beaubrun – The Prayer (Priyè-a) (Vokal)

I have goosebumps if only i talk or think about this song i’m a big fan of Jephte Guillaume is one of the greatest multistrumentalist i had the pleasure to meet in my life Spiritual Life Music as label has a relevant role for what i’m trying to do today with my label World peace Music Spiritual life opens the doors to my personal philosophy of “World Music”

Jephté Guillaume feat. Daniel & Marjorie Beaubrun – The Prayer (Priyè-a) (Vokal)

 

Ruben Blades – Juan Pachanga

It’s never too easy to pick a latin song from Fania catalog. As a latin music lover i’m a Fania collector and I choose this one as i remember the moment when i got this record in an old remote dusty record store in Old San Juan Puerto Rico .

RUBEN BLADES – JUAN PACHANGA

 

Mongo Santamaria – Jamaican Sunrise

 
“Red Hot” my favorite album from Mongo Santamaria and it’s one of my favourite albums of all the time, When you listen to “Jamaica Sunset” you realize how sometimes music can really speak to us on another level , more then regular words ever could.

Mongo Santamaria – Jamaican Sunrise

 

Third World – Sense of Purpose

My rastaman was driving crazy through the Jamaican Mountains , eating some guava , we were coming back from Kingston where i had an incredible time ,
he has an incredible music taste that made this journey as you can imagine a memorable one ,As a Rastafarian of course he comes from real underground reggae roots .All the music he played in that Daihatsu car was on point but i particularly remember this one from Third World, i will never forget it ! 

Third World – Sense of Purpose

 

The Bayara Citizens – Mafungo(Joe’s Forest Version) (Side A1)

Its not a secret that my big brother Joaquin mentored me along my way in music, changing my approach to music itself ,you can see and feel to his Unique touch in this jam! 

The Bayara Citizens – Mafungo (Joe's Forest Version) (Side A1)

 

The Luna Project – I Wanna Be Free (The Higher Mix)

Need i say more about this ?! Underground dope shit

The Luna Project – I Wanna Be Free (The Higher Mix)

 

Nibru Humans – Space Entrance

Nibiru Humans – Space Entrance


Keep an eye on this mysterious humanoid coming from another planet and take a listen to his intergalactic sound!
Gigi Testa’s Rio Grande is out 25th October 2018 via World Peace Music.

https://atypical-dopeness.bandcamp.com/album/world-peace-music-presents-gigi-testa-rio-grande-coming-this-fall-2018

For more information on Gigi Testa, be sure to keep up with him on Facebook, Soundcloud and Resident Advisor

Check out Gigi Testa’s Boiler Room set from last year here:

Gigi Testa Boiler Room x NEUHM Napoli DJ Set