Tracklist/Description: * FULL INTERVIEW: Our next installment in the Mixed By series is extra special as it comes from pioneer of the Italo House scene DON CARLOS aka Carlo Troja. Born in the North Italian town of Varese, the world- renowned producer/DJ began to harness his rhythmic craft in the late 70s, undeniably forming the foundations from which luxurious Italian house music was built. Troja’s hard work has sculpted much of our favourite soulful electronic music, jazzy deep house grooves and afro-flavoured funky records. His influence echos throughout modern day house productions from Palms Trax, Hunee to Young Marco and Jonny Negro. Released in 1991 on Calypso Records, ‘Alone’, was the first track from Troja, our first introduction to the style of DON CARLOS’, in came the cleanest sine lead synths, twinkling catchy keys and addictive yet subtle basslines. With its instantaneous joy inducing power, it was clear to listeners that these soulful melodies were being delivered to us by an individual who would become intrinsic to creating another part of the house music tapestry. With the ‘Meditteraneo’ compilation released on IRMA Recordings in 2004, releases on Eric Morillo’s Subliminal Soul and now the release of ‘Alina’ on Zagreb-based record label, Imogen, run by local DJ talents Ilija Rudman and Antonio Žuža, this artist clearly knows how to find the best platforms from which to distribute his music, working with labels who are an organic fit and with whom he finds a genuine connection and it is for these reasons that we will be enjoying his music for years to come.We had the pleasure of interviewing the man himself. We hope you enjoy.
04 September 2019
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