1. Neffa – Aspettando il Sole from Neffa e i Messaggeri della dopa
When this album came out we were teenagers and it hit us like lightning, becoming a real obsession. Neffa was the king of the italian old-school hip hop scene.
2. Pino Daniele – A Testa in Giù from Nero a Meta
We come from southern Italy where Pino Daniele is a kind of god. This record was practically in the homes of all southerners when it came out.
3. Phoenix – Lisztomania from Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
We don’t know how many times we listened to this record at home trying to understand the genius behind the production: Philippe Zdar.
4. The Chemical Brothers – The Sunshine Underground from Surrender
It’s 1999 we had just turned 18 and we have this album in our hands. Better than any drug a teenager could try.
5. Marvin Gaye – I Want You
This record will never get old
6. The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers from Echoes
This song is simply the first single released on DFA Records. Love at first Sight that It opened up a world for us.
7. Bon Iver – Skinny Love from For Emma, Forever Ago
This record reminds us a lot of all the years of the Primavera Sound festival. Bon Iver playing on the Barcelona beach and made us daydream.
8. Beastie Boys – No Sleep till Brooklyn from Licensed to Ill
An iconic record, we were teenagers and the Beastie Boys were the American dream we wanted to achieve. Then we went to Brooklyn to play and we stayed up all night the night before the gig. LOL
9. Soulwax – E Talking from Nite Version
The album that changed our idea of dance music. We probably won’t be DJs now if this record hadn’t come out.
10. New Order – Age of Consent from POWER, CORRUPTION, & LIES
New Order or Joy division? That’s the question. The piece is the very beginning that something completely was about to happen in music. Joy Division were going further … from post punk the first springboard to new wave and synth pop.
Rollover DJs – Power to the People (Rollover Milano Records)
Rollover DJs are the founders and resident DJs of the popular namesake party in Milan. The have a passion for house, disco, new wave, 70s funk and afro beat and all this feeds into everything they do in the both the club and studio. They run their own Balearic-inspired edits-only label ANYTHING GOES, have played for international fashion houses like Moschino and Versace and brands like Netflix and Instagram, and count the likes of DJ Harvey and James Murphy as supporters of their work. These songs came about during the big lockdown break after the duo listened to diverse music by everyone from John Talabot to Pink Floyd, and most of the tracks were played and recorded live. Unexpected vocal samples from a famous John Lennon speech break through on ‘Power To The People’ to give it a contemporary message next to the sleek deep house grooves. Powerful analog synths create a dense blanket, palm muted Gibson guitars move around slap bass notes while delay pedals give a vintage feeling to the sound as acid lines grow up through the mix and bring more fire. Remixing is Boombass, half of the legendary french duo Cassius, and a master of melodic house sounds. He gives his Balearic tinged, classic house touch and the results are sure to keep sunshine vibes alive for months to come. Lastly, the excellent ‘Tequila Sunrise’ is a more horizontal tune with sunset vibes and lush guitars lighting up the arrangement with subtle funk. It has an eclectic sense of soul that will melt any heart.
Rollover DJs – Power to the People (Rollover Milano Records) Release: November 27th 2020 Cat No: 005