Back To Mine With Livio Improta

Livio Improta has landed on Bosconi Records and Rawax, had his tunes included on Fabric 71 mixed by Cassy, and explored ethnomusicology and experimentation under the name Baldovino. From Neapolitan wave to world music, Italo-disco to house, disco and funk, his sound is rich, unpredictable and varied. As his new release ‘Fondamentalismi’ lands on Luca Bigote’s new label Tiella Sound, DMCWorld goes Back To Mine with Livio Improta.

Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari – Dune Mosse (Instrumental)                        
Definitely one of my father’s favourite artists, and the memory immediately goes back to when I was a kid and trips around Italy with Zucchero’s tapes in the car.

Dune Mosse (Instrumental Version)

Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare – ‘O Guarracino
Baldovino (my ethno-musicologistic side project) was born from here! A record that opened a world in my head 17 years ago.

Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare - Lo Guarracino

Almamegretta – Figli Di Annibale
Without a doubt, the dub soul of Naples! Here, they theorize our African ancestry. “Do you know how big and immense and slow elephants are?”

Biosphere – Chukhung
Working in the kitchen alongside a master like Antonio Bufi was one of the most inspirational and formative experiences of my life, and incredible music resonated in the kitchen, one of them the album “Substrata”.

Pino Daniele – Appocundria
It was 2015 when, in honour of Pino’s passing, the Treccani encyclopedia decided to include the word “Appocundria” within its dictionary. A “nostalgic feeling” masterfully told by the guitar of the unforgettable Pino Daniele.

Appocundria (Remastered 2020)

Omar Souleyman – Salamat Galbi Bidek
Tenax, Florence, year 2011, 05:30 am, closing party with Ricardo Villalobos, starts this record, pure madness! And we can’t forget the legendary “Leh Jani” on the same LP that lasts 30 minutes!

Sallamt Qalby Bidak

Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps
Too difficult for me to choose one track or one LP by Massive Attack, but the Arabic influences of this track are illuminating to me in my musical journey.

Massive Attack - Inertia Creeps

Planet Funk – Where is The Max
And here it’s all thanks to my mother, who said to me in 2002, “Go to the record store and buy me Non Zero Sumness by Planet Funk.”

Theo Parrish – 360@1:29on696
All the brilliance of Theo Parrish in 12’28” where everything seems to be defined, but suddenly a dreamy landscape appears, reminiscent of an afters on the beach in Salento, where I played in 2010.

Theo Parrish – 360@129on696 (Full Version)

Franco Battiato – Da Oriente A Occidente

One of the master’s countless experimental journeys, richly evocative soundscapes.

Franco Battiato ► Da Oriente A Occidente [HQ Audio] Sulle Corde Di Aries 1973

Livio Improta ‘Fondamentalismi’ is released December 8th 2023 on Tiella Sound.