Play It Say It’s latest dance floor dynamite comes from Italian producer Leonardo Gonnelli and the mysterious Adne trio.
Gonnelli has been touring the world for ten years now, with a distinctly Florentine take on house finding favour with big wigs like Adam Beyer and Sven Vath. He’s a man never far from the Beatport charts and this latest collaborative effort with Adne—a live outfit who bring samples, live vocals and a love of weirdness to their music—is another wining effort.
Opener ‘Raw Groove’ is a slippery cut with lithe vocals and punchy kicks bringing the groove. Swirling pads and sci-fi effects flesh out this busy and brilliant cut.
‘Feeling Your Body’ keeps up the pressure with a tightly coiled sense of energy that bustles along and makes you want to shake every piece of your body.
Last of all, the superb ‘Work It’ explores a deeper afterparty mood with rubbery kicks and subtle vocal stabs that are absorbing and creepy as you go ever deeper down the rabbit hole.
Once again Play It Say It comes through with the club-ready essentials.
Buy now on Beatport – www.beatport.com/release/awake-ep/1957143
Stefano Noferini and Leonardo Gonnelli are two of the most influential artists in the current house and techno scene. Their many years of experience and contribution to the dance music industry has to be honoured and, therefore, we are very excited to announce their VIVA MUSiC debut with this expertly produced EP.
The Italian pair have both enjoyed illustrious careers, releasing numerous quality records subsequently winning a variety of awards. Noferini’s creation of Deeperfect Records has played a huge impact in both careers, as Gonnelli’s, ‘Whaa’ and ‘She Likes It’, have arguably been his best tracks.
Many of the world’s best DJs have shown support to Noferini and Gonnelli, as a result of numerous successful releases on big-name labels. The latter has produced on Defected, Knee Deep In Sound, Get Physical and Material whereas Noferini has mostly released his best tracks on his own imprint, Deeperfect.
The quality in this three-track EP exemplifies the countless years of production that both these artists possess and there is no reason why the title track in Awake can’t reach Beatport’s top ten.
Athea returns to Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound imprint for a brand new EP backed with remixes from Leonardo Gonnelli and Gorge.
With previous support from Sasha, Marco Carola and Steve Lawler, James Dutton aka Athea ends another successful summer in Ibiza with the release of ‘Capoeira’.
‘Capoeira’ kicks off the EP in typical Knee Deep In Sound fashion with driving rhythms dressed in swells of white noise that slip and slide before ‘Into The Deep’ leaves its mark with a thunderous low end steeped in bubbling energy.
Up next is Italian heavyweight Leonardo Gonnelli who turns in two remixes, the first of which focuses on smooth atmospherics before a ‘909 Vision Remix’ provides crunching drum arrangements for those peak time highs. Finishing off the EP is 8bit records artist Gorge who’s exhilarating remix draws from deep and tech house flavours to sign off the ‘Capoeira’ EP in style.
With summer in full swing we thought it was the perfect opportunity to drop the first instalment of our new 20/20 Editons Summer sampler on you all.
Calling on the talents of artists from all over the world, here we have eleven tracks which explore the full scope of dance music, ranging from intricate melodic pieces right through to peak time club stuff.
Calling on the services of DoubtingThomas, Whitesquare & Lele Sacchi, German Brigante, Bontan, PBR Streetgang, The Mekanism & Leonardo Gonnelli, Adventures In Daydreams, Rui-Z, Tennan, Solimano and a killer new remix of Huxley’s ‘Box Clever’.
The eighth edition in the series will be the biggest yet, spanning six discs compared to the usual three or four. It was recorded live on October 25th, 2015, at Stereo, a club known for its afterhours parties and marathon sets. (Digweed actually played for 11 hours that night.) In among the 80 plus featured tracks, there are efforts from Sei A, Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons,Leonardo Gonnelli, Agoria and Adam Beyer, as well as three Recondite cuts. “It’s hard to pinpoint one particular highlight as I was loving every part of the night with the energy from the build-up and the reaction I was getting from the floor,” he says. “Playing Eagles & Butterflies’ rework of DK8’s ‘Murder Was The Bass’ was a real moment as the place exploded. It’s really important on nights like this that you pace yourself so you don’t give the crowd everything too early; you always want them to keep wanting more. I remember looking at my watch around 9 AM and thinking I have not really started banging it yet, but the place was going nuts and over the next four hours the energy in the room hit another level. It’s a real pleasure to play on that soundsystem for that long.”
Italian-born DJ & producer Leonardo Gonnelli teams up with Forrest for a brilliantly produced deep house burner ‚Stay’. Leonardo Gonnelli has been in the game since the early 2000’s, and has spinning records in some of the worlds’ biggest stages since then. His releases have found a spot in the record bags of world-renowned artists like Seth Troxler, Loco Dice, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth and more. This one is no exception. W ith the delicate and seductive vocals spilling atmosphere and emotion left and right, the percussion holds the ship together; balancing the raw energy and natural flow effortlessly. This is an early morning anthem that will haunt clubs for the foreseeable future. Alongside the original, you’ll find a dub version leaving most of the vocals behind in favor of a purer, more electrified club sound to bring dark dancefloors to a rolling boil.
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