Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson “Song for Bobby Smith”
When I’m home, I want to listen to tons of Fender Rhodes. And this record is absolutely fulfilling about that, with all those beautiful and warm chords.
Nick Drake “Place To Be”
Is there really in the world any better record to start your Sunday morning, while preparing coffee? Not for me.
Washed Out “Feel It All Around”
From an Italo Disco sample, pure magic shaped as a simple and perfect pop song.
Donald Fagen “The Nightfly”
The chords, the vocals, the richness of one of the greatest perfectionists in pop music history.
Nebraska “Time Has Come”
Released more than 10 years ago, still a wonderful four to the floor record, able also to be an absolute pleasure to be listened in your environment, with all its textures and elegant groove.
Bill Withers “Can We Pretend”
An intimate and underrated perfect song about the end of a relationship, sung with all the honesty that made Bill one of the greatest soul singers ever.
My Bloody Valentine “Sugar”
Distorted guitars like sea waves, to express the complete rapture of music and romance.
Guy Cuevas “Obsession (Nassau Mix)”
Compass Point Studios in Nassau are some kind of mythological tale for me. Between all the amazing and unique records produced there, this is my favourite: a groovy blend of their typical elements, with a latin vibe.
Pino Daniele “I Say I’ Sto Cca”
Pino Daniele was one of the most amazing musicians in Italian pop history. Funk chords, jazz nuances, beautiful melodies and Neapolitan lyrics for a unique mixture, so unique that never appeared again.
Boards Of Canada “Everything You Do Is A Balloon”
BOC have the ability of carrying the listener in a completely different dimension, with their post-apocalyptic lullabies. But finding myself there, wrapped in their unparalleled moods, it’s more than 20 years that is one of my favourite places.
Love Will Say No ‘Adults Keep Silence’ (Last Days of Disco)
After spending over 10 years as one half of internationally acclaimed disco act Fare Soldi , Luca Carnifull has started a new underground project as Love Will Say No and ‘Adults Keep Silence’ is his latest EP. Fare Soldi has produced an array of originals and remixes played by names like Alan Braxe, Armand Van Helden, Dimitri from Paris, A-Trak and many others whilst he has toured around the world and shared the decks with luminaries such as Calvin Harris, Goldie and Crookers. Since then, Carnifull has devoted himself to trying to create abstract grooves, blending raw sounds and moods from house, disco and techno with his own emotional resonance. After the good response to his last EPs ‘Some Girls and a Boy’ and ’Playing With Scars’ – which got played and supported by names like Laurent Garnier, Massimiliano Pagliara, Tensnake and many others – Luca is back on form once more. ‘This City Knows What I Like’ kicks off in joyous fashion with warm bass stabs and glistening keys. This fresh disco perspective brims with colour and elastic grooves to make you move. The excellent ‘You Still Owe Me a Kiss’ hits a bit harder, with driving drums that are big and well swung, while a loopy synth is hurried deep but forever rising and sweeping you off your feet. Ambient interlude ‘Cigarettes Burn Slower Now’ shows off a tender side to Carnifull that has your thoughts going inwards as you sink into the lush chords and ‘And That’s Why We Forget’ keeps you in a pensive place with its deep, shuffling drums and rueful pads which linger long in the air. Lastly, ‘ Good Night, Metal Detector’ casts you adrift in cosmic ambiance, with gentle pads slowly washing over you as they stretch out in all directions.