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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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Seth Troxler’s Play It Say It label is rapidly becoming synonymous with bruisingly no-nonsense house, having released great 12″s from the likes of Steve Lawler, Butch, and the Mekanism. Seth’s decided to step away from the barbecue for a bit and focused his energy on signing new talent to his imprint, as a result, step forward Florentine producer Leonardo Gonnelli.
Gonnelli’s already released on the likes of Dirtybird, Suara, and Defected, so it’s not that odd that he’s popped up on one of contemporary clubbing’s up and coming labels. His hot off the presses “Tonda” 12″ is an acid-tinged whirl round the perimeters of one of those big rooms us dance music writers like to talk about so much.
We’re bringing you the world exclusive listen to it right here. Yes, you read that right. You can hear it right now. Right here. Right here, right now. We also had a quick chat with Leonardo, and you can read that while you listen to “Tonda” if you so wish.
THUMP: Tell us how you hooked up with Seth and the Play It Say It gang?
Leonardo: I’m really glad to be on Play It Say It, Seth is an amazing artist and a great person, so I’m feeling honored to work with him and his label. I remember about one year ago or so I sent to Seth a message to say him “thanks for supporting my track “Soledad.”” Seth answered and said that it was definitely one of his favourites of that summer. So from there I decided to send him something I’d been working on and he said he wanted to release it on Play It Say It. I want to say thanks again to Seth for believing in my projects!
How was 2015 for you? What was your favourite non musical moment?
2015 was a transition year, I focused on hot projects and collaborations that are coming out on this 2016 .. I’m really proud of them! Mmm.. my favourite non musical moment? I travel a lot and i have a lot of good friends. I can’t ask for more. Every day is a great and favourite day for me!
What do you want for Christmas this year?
want to play back to back with Santa Claus!
Tonada is out now on Play It Say It
Seth Troxler offers up the next installment in a lauded series of 12’s on his no nonsense, club-focused imprint Play It Say It. With previous releases coming from Butch, The Mekanism and Steve Lawler, next in line is a new addition to the roster: Leonardo Gonnelli. Based in Florence, Leonardo Gonnelli has recently release on Defected and has also on Dirtybird, Snatch Off, Suara and Deeperfect. Throughout, the Italian native has consistently pedalled a sound heavily indebted to 90’s Acid House and Detroit Techno and it’s this in conjunction with a sound understanding of how to work a dancefloor that aligns him perfectly with the ethos of Play It Say It. ‘Tonada’ is a rich, hypnotic dance floor track propelled by clever sequencing that has it twisting and turning throughout. Arresting Spanish vocal passages punctuate progress while a circling sequence tumbles through the mix. The Dub version then omits the vocals in favour of distant whispers and caps off another solid addition to the Play It Say It series.
This is what happened Saturday October 3rd at Pacha in Buenos Aires (Argentina) Leonardo Gonnelli live!