Thursday, January 05, 2006
Pigna People- Let Em Talk (Pigna 2005)
I have been bumping this album non-stop...in fact it is playing as I type this. If you have been digging the Get Physical Music label, you will like this. Three great producers teamed up for the album and it also comes with a second disc which is a nice mix of tracks from the label.
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Here is a long winded blurb I found about Pigna People:
"Some do, other's talk and Pigna records' Marco Passarani, Francesco de Bellis and Mario Pierro are firmly placed in the former. As Pigna People this album represents the definition of the sound built by these three esteemed Roman DJ/producers: a unique mixture of electro, old school techno, acid house, funk and italo disco that has seen previous releases supported by the likes of Miss Kittin, I-f, Ralph Lawson, DJ Hell, Ivan Smagghe, M.A.N.D.Y., DJ T, Freestyle Man and so on. Featuring 6 brand new tracks, 6 classics picked from the previous Pigna catalogue and a bonus CD with a super Pigna medley including more than 20 tracks, Let Em Talk will certainly be living up to its name this autumn.
Pigna is the dancefloor label from the Finalfrontier collective based in Rome. Originally established by Marco Passarani in 1993 the nucleus now remains tightly hooked around the three Pigna producers. Marco himself should now need little introduction. Releasing his first 12" on Alan Oldham's Generator label in 1993, Marco has gone on to release for I-f's Inter-ferred, Rephlex, Skam, Antzen, Plasmek and his own Nature and Pigna imprints. This year Marco released a new studio album for Peacefrog (Sullen Look) which contained the dancefloor cover version of Alexander O'Neal's 'Critisize' featuring Erlend Oye on vocals and the much sought after re-rub of The Jungle Brother's 'I House U'. However he has also found time to set up a new label this year (Final Frontier) in conjunction with Detroit's Submerge which has seen him release under the name of 'Analog Fingerprints' as well as producing killer dance tracks for Pigna and remixng the likes of Miss Kittin, Munk all in between his hectic international DJ schedule.
Francesco de Bellis is one half of the DJ/production duo Jolly Music and Mat101. As Jolly Music the pair's love of psychedelic house, magpie folk and disco-funk caught the world's imagination with the Nature released album 'Jolly Bar' and series of singles for Sony off-shoot, Illustrious. However, also known as 'Mr. Cisco' he has released three Pigna EP's, 12s on Nature, an EP for esteemed Dutch label Klakson (run by Dexter) and will soon be releasing a series of EP's for Ralph Lawson's 20/20 Vision imprint prior to his debut solo artist album for Nature Records; 'Music Business' under the name Francisco.
Mario Pierro is the taller half of the Jolly Music/Mat101 production team as well as being the singular mind behind Raiders of the Lost ARP who released the Detroit techno and electro influenced album '4' on Nature last year. As well as continued releases on Pigna (as highlighted on this album/compilation) Raiders of the lost ARP will be releasing a new single on Finalfrontier featuring remixes by Underground Resistance and Los Hermanos.
Now Pigna prepare to expand the Roman Empire once again with 'Let Em Talk'. Three foot soldiers ready to take the world's dancefloors by storm as the Pigna sound of twisted Chicago house, classic techno, disco, funk and of course a healthy dose of Italo hit our hearts, mind and feet. As the Pigna collective would say, it's time to let the music do the talking ... (soulseduction.com)"