Your Ticket to… Italian Global Sounds (By Go Dugong)


Giulio Fonseca aka Go Dugong is one of those artists that we’ve been following closely in the past years. As one of the first producers in Italy to experiment with the melding of electronic music with global sounds, but also nightlife agitator with the now-legendary, borderless and cheerful party Balera Favela in Milan, he is quite representative of a movement that in recent years has seen many other Italian artists embark in the exploration of traditional sounds from all over the world looking for new ways to push them forward in a more contemporary form. Some of these artists have recently joined forces in Distance Will Not Divide Us – a special compilation released back in March to raise funds for the Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, as the CoViD-19 outbreak overwhelmed Italy. As Giulio himself mentions, it can’t be properly considered a scene, but still the examples are so varied and the outcomes are so vibrant that in a way or another it does feel like a joyous, eclectic, daring ensemble that is worth mentioning in all its wholesomeness.

In Giulio’s words: “I prepared this playlist for Rhythm Passport with the goal of gathering together all those Italian projects that, in one way or another, have embraced the contamination with sounds coming from across the globe. It’s a rather extended list since it’s not representing simply one genre but it includes all its various tones, each of them able to take on a life of its own.

Starting from the indistinguishable sound of Clap! Clap! and Khalab and landing to the cumbia of Viva Viva Malagiunta and Cacao Mental (respectively guided by the knowledge of Argentinian and Peruvian members), to Paolo Baldini‘s own take on dub and further diving into those who, throughout their career, took inspiration from musical traditions from the world for a short period of time (i.e. GodblesscomputersRibongia and in some way also Capibara) to later evolve their sound aesthetic towards other directions – And last but not least, those who are dedicating their research on “typically Italian” sounds like me (Lama revisits the very Italian pizzica). There isn’t a specific cohesion between the many artists included in this playlist and therefore it can’t be considered representative of a macro-scene. Nevertheless I believe it gives a rather multicoloured overview, a sonic voyage starting from our peninsula to reach different continents, mixing and inspiring itself with the goal of creating new admixtures and in many cases giving life to incredibly unique sounds“.

(Giulio FonsecaGo Dugong)

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Yaka Muziek

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Populous & Sotomayor - Soy Lo Que Soy

Bandcamp (Album Pre-Order): Spotify: Apple Music: Amazon Music: Populous, aka Andrea Mangia, is a DJ and producer hailing from Lecce, in Southern Italy, known for his global approach to music-making. “Soy lo que soy”, the new single from the upcoming ‘W’ album, is a song about finding your true self. Populous teamed up with Sotomayor to make a song with female voices to portray a more feminine side of Populous. “So lo que soy” is just that- being true to and embracing oneself on all levels. The song is a beautiful track that fuses strong dreamy melodies with synths and Latin cadence beats. With a background in musicology, Populous has always been interested in disparate genres and styles of music, which is reflected in the output from the Populous project and its focus on Latin American sounds as refracted through a European lens. In 2003, Mangia made his first jaunt into the music world with the album ‘Quipo’ (via Morr Music), followed by ‘Queue For Love’ in 2005. Influenced by his reggae/hip-hop-infused surroundings (Lecce is known as Italy’s Jamaica, as reggae and dancehall are extremely popular there) he released ‘Drawn in Basic’ in 2008, which was well received by international critics, earning him a spot on the global dance music map. The 2010s have seen Mangia refine the Populous sound with albums like ‘Night Safari’ (Bad Panda Records) and ‘Azulejos’ (Wonderwheel Recordings), while also expanding his role as a sound designer for fashion houses such as Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Isabel Marant, and Elie Saab, among others. ‘W’ releases on Wonderwheel Recordings May 22nd.


Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS Carpa · Viva Viva Malagiunta Desandar ℗ La Tempesta Dischi Released on: 2019-11-15 Composer: Filippo Quaglia Composer: Luca Vicini Composer: Matteo Marchese Composer: Paulo Nahuel Martinez Lloyd Jones Auto-generated by YouTube.

Rokeya - Sol

Buy/stream ’Sol’ now: * Sol is a track of Rokeya's first album "Paseo Cosmico"/TIMPAN RECORDS. "Paseo Cosmico" full album: Listen now: * Paseo Cosmico is Rokeya's first concept album, a cosmic trip or even better a "cosmic walkabout”​. ​You enter a universe made up of ancient sounds, ancient dreams and visions of the future. Each track is a planet, each planet is a microcosm pulsating with echos and mutliethnic vibrations​. ​A sound that comes from within that is based on musical contaminations and ancestral instruments that are counterposed to digital ones. ​ A production that is pure instinct , the same as that of tribes : a ritual to reconnect to ones inner self and beyond​. In the album there are many percussions , that in any culture have always been the gateway to rythm. ​Indian culture is part of Rokeya's heritage and in fact in her tracks there are many of its traditional instrumental elements, so this also becomes an ancestral trip to recconect with ones roots. Each planet / track has its own identity that is not based on the collective scientific imagination of the galaxy, but on a vision that goes totally beyond preset schemes​ A purely introspective album that invites you take part and dance as if no one were looking. * facebook: Contact:

Canto A La Selva

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Mr. Island - Las Calaveras (Official Audio)


Vidita (feat. Miriam García)

Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS Vidita (feat. Miriam García) · Go Dugong Vidita ℗ 42 Records/Global Hybrid Records Released on: 2018-01-17 Author: Miriam García Composer: Giulio Fonseca Featured Artist: Miriam García Auto-generated by YouTube.

Cacao Mental - El Loro y la Lora [OFFICIAL VIDEO] Il primo incontro visionario dell'Amazzonia con il mondo urbano grazie ai suoi contrasti. Questa storia di volatili racconta la passione di due amanti mentre gli altri li guardano con invidia. Ascolta su Spotify: Video realizzato a Pordenone da un'idea di Davide Toffolo. Regia di Paulonia Zumo, montaggio di Andrea Guara. Body painting di Davide Toffolo, luci di Andrea Calabrese. Un ringraziamento speciale a Nahuel Martinez e Luca Masseroni. Brano registrato e mixato da Stefano Iascone presso lo studio Crono Sound Factory di Vimodrone. Mastering a cura di Andrea de Bernardi presso lo studio Eleven mastering di Busto Arsizio. Lineup Kit Ramos - Voce Stefano Iascone - Trombe e Campionatori Marco Pampaluna - Chitarre El Loro y la Lora Autore: Victor Medrano

Godblesscomputers - Yuan

Per avere subito la vostra copia in vinile cliccate qui: Spotify → Amazon → iTunes → released 04 April 2014 Composto da Lorenzo Nada aka Godblesscomputers Prodotto da White Forest Records e Fresh Yo! Label Distribuito da White Forest Records Masterizzato da Matteo Lo Valvo Artwork di Jonathan Calugi Design di Luca Ritucci © 2014 -- White Forest Records/Fresh Yo! Label ⓟ 2014 -- White Forest Records


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