Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This week's featured DJ: Beppe Loda. Courtesy of Jeremy Campbell's Tropical Computer System site.

"Italian DJ Beppe Loda, pioneer of DJ culture and resident at Brescia's Typhoon club from 1980 to 1987, has been searching for sounds off the beaten path since his first gig in 1973. Playing to as many as 7,000 people a night, producing in excess of 200 mix tapes and pioneering the "italo synth" sound with his MC1 project (just reissued on Synthonic), he has just about done it all. His "Afro" style (also called "Cosmic" or "Cosmic Afro") is as disorienting, funky and inspiring now as it was then. Listen to a mix for yourself below, and if you're lucky, catch one of his first US performances."

Elettronica Meccanica 08/85 mix


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