Nicola Contes new album PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE is released since February through his Italian label Schema Records: New forms of ‘club-oriented’ music, influenced by various genres, characterize the recent history of our globalized world: the overlapping of individual experiences creates new collaborations, as it happened here: DJ, musician and producer Nicola Conte meets again, sixteen years after the release of “New Standards”, his friend and colleague Gianluca Petrella (Blue Note, ECM), an internationally renowned talent emerged from the Italian jazz scene, an eclectic musician open to new experiences and collaborations.
The collaboration wasn’t limited to the production of these tracks, but involved a collaborative research effort; the two have in fact been diggin’ together, exchanged rare records, sampled and worked with analogue vintage gear. This new album comes from two seasoned Italian jazz men, expressing their idea of a dancefloor; an experiment nodding to the scene of Detroit, with Conte and Petrella filtering and distilling the many impressions and influences coming from jazz to disco, house and beyond.
Some of the tracks such like African Spirit -a spiritual mantra, a simple dancefloor groove capable to induce an ecstatic feel; New World Shuffle- built on the same element and is enhanced by Bridgette Amofah’s vocals; Sun Song – a delightful journey into Detroit-influenced contemporary disco whose mesmerizing and hypnotic samples bring the listener into a buoyant ecstatic trance and Nigeria – the afro-jazz track adding a tribal vibe are available on 3 pre released EPs.
Nicola Conte is also available as a DJ. Nicola, as a very passionate record collector will present a set of warm groovy stylish afro American and African impressions, from 70’s soul & rare funk to afro spiritual jazz to contemporary up to date deep house, nu disco…
Of course his set will also reflect all his latest releases such as his two projects on German famous label MPS Records, his studio album Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy – Let your light shine on his fantastic compilation for MPS called Cosmic Forest- the spiritual sounds of MPS as well as his recent work together with Gianluca Petrella People are People, which has just been released in February 2021. This new album comes from two seasoned Italian jazz men, expressing their idea of a dancefloor; an experiment nodding to the scene of Detroit, with Conte and Petrella filtering and distilling the many impressions and influences coming from jazz to disco, house and beyond.
From vinyl only !!