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Nicola Conte

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Nicola Conte


Nicola Contes latest album PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE  is released since February 2022 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 with Gianluca Petrella, Tommaso Cappellato drums, Abdissa Assefa perc, vocalist Débo Ray, Pasquale Mirra  Vibraphone & Percussion, Seby Burgio Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Tiger Electric Organ, Synth, Pasquale Calò Tenor Sax, Bridgette Amofah: Vocals Raashan Ahmad, Magnus Lindgren Flute, Nduduzo Makhathini: Fender Rhodes, Simone Padovani: Congas & Percussion, Teppo Makynen Drums & Marco Rubegni onTrumpet.

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.

The collabrations continued with remixes from Joe Claussell, DJ Spinner & Anthony Nicholson, successfully reworked for the dancefloor.

Nicola is currently working on a new product to be released thru Far Out Recordings in spring 2023.


7-8 Piece Live Band