Since its inception in 2009 Slow Motion has set the standard for new wave of Italian dance music producers. With over 15 releases in the archive the Italo/Berlin based label is now about to drop it’s first ever compilation; ‘Italian Dance Wave’. Bringing together some of the secret weapons that label boss Franz Underwear has had tucked away in his record bag with brand new tracks from the likes of Clap Rules, Bottin and Riders of the Lost Arp this compilation packs a mighty punch with its 22 tracks. 16 of the finest cuts that have been causing damage on the dancefloor will also be released on vinyl alongside the CD and digital release.
The first cut we found opening 12″ are Italian producers Francisco & Cosmo (Francesco de Bellis & Cosimo Mandorino) and their hit 80s of ‘Juno Beat’ and their magical 6 minutes, full of synthesizers that lead us from galactic trip to a planet where breakdancing was fashionable. A great track where a very funk arpeggio carries the weight while sounds that ask and respond are added to create a perfect hit for the dance floor. Our dear Rodion with ‘Teen Age On Jupiter’ plunges into more retro italo disco with vocoders and a pinch of the great Bobby O thanks to endless arpeggios that tele-transport on a cosmic journey with 6 minutes of tireless ecstasy of synths and vintage melodies. Opening up the B side with Jolly Mare presenting his brilliant production of name ‘Nobody Cares’, with a contagious 80s electro rhythms, more Slow Motion than ever and some bass lines that transport us to any spaceship piloted by actors of the 80s, finally the duo formed by Delphi & Cécile with ‘Una Domenica Italiana’ are responsible for closing the vinyl with a cut with long Boogie guitars and much juno with full sound as if Mr Bangalter was present. An ode of 8 long minutes extracted of any orgy in the 70s, where the extended is both appreciated. Another grand finale for this release.