Listen to previews from Giovanni Damicos Get In The Spirit EP by clicking HERE.
Up next on Fresh Meat are three tracks by Italian producer and DJ Giovanni Damico from White Rabbit Recordings. We have been big fans of Damico since releasing his When It Was Fresh EP on Fresh Meat last year. Damicos tracks are unrefined, stripped-back and funky. His way of working and aesthetic harken back to the golden era early-90s house productions, but his sound is far from retro. All three tracks featured here are produced in Damicos playful and intoxicating style.
The EP opener, Get In The Spirit literally commands the dancer to do just that. An elemental groove provides the backbone for the earthy vocals on this jam. The second track, Fanu Bob incorporates short melodic samples cycling back and forth between various instrumental refrains and vocal passages. The EP closes with Dirty Disc, a thick bass and drum workout using beautifully timed sparse melodies and psychedelic elements.
Selected Feedback: Marques Wyatt - Tight groove on Dirty Disc! Danny Tenaglia - Fanu Bob 4/5thanks! Tony Humphries - As usual quality deep tracks! Slammin'. Brett Johnson - Fanu Bob is deep and twisted, will play for sure. Slam - Nice tunes. Giom - Dirty Disc Nicely done! D'Julz - Nice EP! Fanu Bob and Dirty Disc in the box. Mike Monday - Love both Get In The Spirit and Dirty Disc. Back behind the decks with a residency after 18 months off all music - and I'm very happy to have received this as a welcome back present. Luke Solomon - Mad. Love this. Rocco - Nice deep vibe and nice vocal. Florian Kruse - Funky as hell! Really liking all three tunes here. My fave is Fanu Bob! Deepchild - Wonderful stuff - original, organic and more than a little special! Murray Richardson - Great EP from Giovanni, proper house moveslove the Fanu Bob track especially! Moodymanc - I like Fanu Bob here. Robbie Akbal - Get In The Spirit is my favorite. Cool stuff here! Catz n Dogz - Nice dubby stuff for the beginning of the set. Andy Cato (Groove Armada) - Great EP. Thanks. Stuart Patterson - Lovin' this. Takes me back but still sounds fresh. Brodanse - Very nice EP! Get In The Spirit is the best. Definitely going to drop this one in our sets. Mark Henning - Dirty Disc is wicked. Joshua Iz - I'm all over this! Thanks. Nils Noa (Ministry of Sound) - Fanu Bob for me thanks.
Press/Radio: Radio Galaxie 95.30 FM (Will Turner) - Fanu Bob is my favorite. You can count on my support. Thanks very much. Radio Fritz Berlin (Tobias Koch) - Yes! Three awesome tracks! Can't decide for a favorite but I must. Only For DJ's Magazine (Rambaud Ludovic) - Fanu Bob for early set. Resident Advisor (Will Turner) - Get In The Spirit ... thanks. debug.de (bleed) - Considering for review. Sirius XM Ch. 80 (Luis Baro) - Dirty Disc - 3/5 Inside Out Magazine (Ricardo Freakazoid) - Great EP!
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