April 23, 2010

Making a Ripple - Master at work - Donato Dozzy

Well for a while, we've been delving into music which has been more on the fringes of house and techno, mainly within the bass-centric exploration sounds coming from the Bristol/Berlin axis, but I think it's about time we presented you with a slice of some pure mind-melting, ritualistic Techno from who can only be described as a current master within his field.

"The number of people who were just standing there this night with tears in their eyes says it all. When Donato plays, you can feel so much passion and love and care it could be overwhelming or even painful sometimes... this is why he's so special"


I started to notice Donato Dozzy more and more thanks to the boys across at mnml ssgs. The way they spoke about Dozzy's music and inparticular how they rated his sets so highly, I knew they must had been touched very deep by him at some point. It had been a while since I had heard people talk about somebodys DJing in this way, probably since Richie and Ricardo a few years back. Alot of exciting new artists in the past couple of years but not so many people have been highly rated for their grasp on emotionally exciting a crowd. Especially in the UK Bass and House scene, but the further I read and listened to Dozzy's sets myself the more I started to realise the level to which he has mastered his craft. This is techno in its purest form. So far away from the latest trends, the most experimental beats, this is just techno doing what is does so very well.. bringing everybody back to their primal selves! Them moments on the floor when time makes no sense, you are just being carried by the music, Donato Dozzy seems to have studied this emotion to such a rediculous level and therefore because of this, in Dozzy we trust!! Enjoy..

April 16, 2010

RIP Joel Taylor aka Soassi

Joel Taylor aka Soassi, co-creator of bambam tragically passed away April 1st 2010. His philosophies and creative ideology on music will live on through bambam, through his close friends and all the people he inspired over the years. In his memory I want to share part of a recorded live mix he and I did a couple of years ago. This was an amazing party shared with close friends and one of the best memories I have with Joel! bambam is and always will be about looking forward, capturing new emotions and creative concepts within music but for now I want to look back in order to move forward..

Soassi vs Liudic @ The Towers 2008 by bambam.bcn

Obviously different people who knew Joel, knew how much of an inspiration he was. For me he was a teacher, a best friend and above all a true artist. He taught me to follow what I believed in, to inspire others and to keeping progressing, keep learning and becoming a better person for it.

I miss you mate! Rest in peace man..