The "New Masters" is a fresh series on Nang which features the DJs who are at the cusp of breaking into the big leagues. To help them along their way we are aiming to be the label that helps them put together their first DJ compilation CD. What better candidate to start with than Venice based demi-god-in-waiting and all round nice fellow BOTTIN. From early releases on Italy's Irma, to the seminal Fondamente Nove on Belgium's Eskimo Recordings, to his anthemic and wolrdwide-supported 'No Static' on the Italians Do It Better label to his 'Horror Disco' concept album on Bearfunk, the skillful producer & DJ has been quickly building quite a name for himself and he doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Bottin's DJ manifesto skyrocketed in 2009 seeing him in over 12 different countries in 2009 alone, including tours of US, Canada , Brazil, Ukraine and Turkey. A recent review described his dj sets as " an unpredictable journey into space disco, Italo rarities, deep funk. A reckless blend of retro-futuristic sounds and contemporary electronica that always sets the dancefloor on fire.". A narrative that would also apply to his studio productions. Trying to combine all these threads together was always going to be a challenge, but our man has probably pulled it off…. His secret weapon? – a Bottin remix or edit on every track, to weave the common fabric of the cd.
Things open up with 'Electra Bregenz' from Austria's Kurder and Dorfmeister offspring Tosca. Bottin's mix taking the previously chilled out track and shifting the paradigm towards a heavy disco stomper, with a twist of dub and references to the early work of italo funk roots legend Tullio De Piscopo. Next up is Norway's first disco officer Lindstrøm with 'Paaskelyd' with Bottin chopping the track in tiny slices and re-composing it in a new deeper form, with extra additions in the bass and synth department. Bottin's biggest hit to date "No Static" follows here in its Club mix version - previously available only on 12".
Bottin was always one for the soundtrack influences and his mix of Fantasy from the The Emergency mines deep from the Morricone/Sergio Leone spaghetti western cave, whilst 'Nightmoves' from Lost Valentinos is all Kano zapping synth and horror movie chic. Bottin's own 'Planeti' gives away his boyhood admiration of Queen and Flash Gordon. John Carpenter gets the nod with Bottin's dancefloor mix of King DJs 'Escape From New York' too.
Unreleased gems are also out in force, with Pollyn 'Can't Get Into It' and 'Zodiac' from Miss Plug Inn showing their full Italo-stomping sheen. Bottin's mix of 'Tango In Space' from Nang favorites those 70s cosmic hipsters Space shows fine form as does Bottin's collaboration with Bearfunk head bear Stevie Kotey with the spicily titled 'Hot Ring' in a highly-caffeinated 'espresso dub' remix.
'Robots Are Un-American' is out to represent 'archive discovery' department. This previously unrelased version drawing from the stems of a completely forgotten Discotto 1984 release by osbscure producer Tinto B and already part of Todd Verow's 'Boy With The Sun In His Eyes' movie in 2009. Other Bottin mixed stompers from Parisian young electro-disco duo Jupiter, Minneapolis-based Codebreaker, Oscar G, Wax Stag and nontheless than kinky disco masters In Flagranti's put in an appearance before rounding off with the Telonius (one half of Goma's Munk) take on Ian Durys 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick', a fine Moroder meets paradise garage rework to close the account on a rather splendid first mix compilation.
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01. Written & Produced by Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber. Published by Tosca Music. Licenced Courtesy of G-Stone. 02. Written and produced by Hans-Peter Lindstrom. Published by Copyright Control. Licenced courtesy of Bearfunk. 03. Written and produced by Guglielmo Bottin. Special thanks to Italians Do It Better www.vivaitalians.com. Published by Dharma Songs. Licenced courtesy of Bearfunk. 04. Written and produced by The Emergency. Published by Copyright Control. Licenced courtesy of Milo Kossowski. 05. Written and produced by Genevieve Artadi, Anthony Cava and Adam Jay Weissman. Published by Sample208 Music (Ascap). Original version from the album This Little Night www.pollyn.com. Licenced courtesy of Sample208 Music. 06. Composed by Didier Marouani, produced by Jean-Philippe Illiesco. Published by Bastien Music. 07. Written by Lost Valentino, Nick Littlemore, Daniel Stricker. Published by Rough Cut Publishing and Copyright Control. Produced by Ewan Pearson, additional production by Jono Ma. Mixed by Bruno Ellingham, Jono Ma and Ewan Pearson. Licensed courtesy of EtcEtc Music Pty Ltd www.etcetc.tv. 08. Written and produced by G. Bottin, additional production by G.L. Ballarin. Published by Dharma Songs. Licenced courtesy of Bearfunk. 09. Written and produced by Miss Plug Inn. Published by Copyright Control. Licenced courtesy of Wawashi and Miss Plug Inn. 10. Written, produced and arranged by Tinto B. Mixed by D. Francesconi. Published by Copyright Control. Licenced courtesy of Tinto B. 11. Written and produced by Guglielmo Bottin and Stevie Kotey. Published by Dharma Songs. Licenced courtesy of Bearfunk. 12. Written and produced by Amelie de Bosredon and Quarles Baseden. Published by Copyright Control. Licenced courtesy of Endless Summer Recordings. 13. Written and produced by Sage Schwarm and Steven Hawley. Published by Codebreaker Music Pub Co. Licenced courtesy of Disco Demolition Records. 14. Written and produced by Greg Chin and Oscar Gaetan. Published by Cuban Homeboy Music (Ascap) and Blue Diary Music (Ascap). Licenced from Hooj Choons. 15. Written and Produced by Sasa Crnobnja and Alex Gloor. Vocals by Natalie Smash. Published by Top Of The Month Music (Ascap). Licenced courtesy of Codek Records. 16. Written and produced by Rob Lee. Published by Dharma Songs. Licenced courtesy of People In The Sky. 17. Written by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Published by Local Boy Inc and Cherry Lane Music. Licenced courtesy of Bearfunk. 18. Written by Ian Dury and Chas Jankel. Published by Blackhill Music and Warner-Chappell Music. Licenced courtesy of Gomma. Remixes Produced by G. Bottin in Venice, Italy. VERBIS DEFECTIS MVSICA INCIPIT.
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