Flankup welcomes Ankle Release to the list with an impressive release packed with disco / nu-disco tracks in 3 warm house cuts and deep grooves.
The meeting of the HipHop-Underground culture of Triplex and the more Disco-Funk side of Fabietto Delgado are the perfect fusion of styles that combine these killer disco tracks.
With just one release on Masterwork Music (2018), the Italian producer duo is just getting started. And as far as beginnings go, this release on Flankup will definitely open up some eyes and ears on the entire house scene.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Ankle Release and this has been the result. Enjoy it!
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I'm Italian, from Lecco, a city on Como Lake - North Italy. I started to get in touch with dance music and the magical world of djing in the middle of the 80's when I was around 11 years old...i saw the first djs on TV shows but the first who catch my attention forever was the dj of the camping I used to go on holiday with my parents. I remember that I've passed hours in front of him just looking what he was doing. I was kind of hypnotized and probably in that moment I've decided that I wanted to be a dj. That one was my "Paradise Garage''!!! Eheheh
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My roots are definitely House music. I was almost there when House music was born and I've saw the rising and the evolution of the genre...
During the years I've started to open up my musical knowledge: first of all obviously Disco Music, that of course is the beginning of all, then Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, a lot of Brazilian and world music in general...
So I've started to insert all these influences in my dj sets mixing everything with the last House and Techno releases to make it much more eclectic. That was quite natural at the end..
How do you feel your music influences or impacts your listeners?
My musical influences comes from everything that was created before electronic music and are very popular (world music, afrobeat, brazilian, funk, soul, disco...). for that reason I think that can impact the soul of everybody.
What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?
At the moment I have my monthly radio show on mondonero.org called Groovemarket where I play all the genres I wrote up here and not only. As well as continuing to produce new tracks in the studio with Nico. So stay tuned!
How has Dodgems' creative process been?
The meeting of the Funk-HipHop culture of Nicoand my Disco-house side are the perfect fusion of styles that combine all the tracks, with a dancefloor attitude always focussed.
What do you most admire about a label like Flankup?
We first met Flankup Recordings simply buying their first releases because we like so much the sound, in particular the first Paolo's EP (Discojuice - Butterfly EP). First we didn't know that he and the label were Italian and also that they were from Milan, so not far from were we live. Big surprise!!
Then we got in touch with Francesco and starting from there was love at first sight eheheh
People like us, humble people, super helpful and moved from a sincere and infinite passion for music.
Super professional in both studio skills and running the label... what more could we ask for?
This is simply the truth!
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
At the moment is 7pm of a thursday evening, it's raining and it seems autumn already... and I'm here at home in Lecco (Lake Como) with a good pint of belgian beer. Cheers!
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
As I said above, in the beginning my sound was only house music. Then during the years I start discovering and digging the origins of disco, funk, soul continuing with world music, afrobeat, brazilian music…everyday I check regularly house and techno new releases even if I’m always ready to rediscover old tunes..
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
I've never defined my style as "experimental sound"...
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
In my opinion the digital revolution has affected the sales but has grown the creativity and mostly visibility.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
At the moment I have my monthly radio show on mondonero.org called Groovemarket, as well as continuing to produce new tracks in the studio with Nico. So stay tuned!