This is Electroswing – Zone Music Ltd.
“Bringing on the party like it’s 1929, ‘This Is…Electro Swing’ is a hedonistic melting pot of flamboyant electro swing flavoured with camp 60s exotica, cheesy Mariachi pop and oh so kitsch electro mambo.”
On 11th January Zone Music released an album called “This is Electroswing”. I was quite curious due to the fact that I did not know any of the names of the producers (Guido Spumante, Pepe Spumante and Junior di Luca). So I took a closer listen.
The album contains of 15 tracks. Quite noticeable is the shortness of the tracks, the longest lasts about 3 minutes the total time of the album is 35 minutes!
All tracks are very well produced – great brass sections, cool rhythmic variety, all in all a top notch production, which I found also very inspiring for myself.
All tracks are instrumentals and provide a very nice cool swingy athmosphere.
And that’s the point – this production was made for Zone Music (www.zonemusic.co.uk), an online music library for production music – this explains the shortness of the tracks, because they are meant to be edited. Nevertheless they are also usable in DJ sets!
Some tracks provide a latin feel, one track sounds like a well known track by Caro Emerald, some are more clubby but all tracks are very uplifting and put a grin on your face!
I wanted to know more about the production team, because there was nothing to find in the web – finally I got this press release , which explains the outstanding quality of this production:
It was 1996 when brothers Guido & Pepe Spumante, along with longtime collaborator on all things musicale Junior Di Luca met over a few glasses of Moretti and a couple of shots of Sibona Grappa Di Barberesco in the tiny Bar Del Teatro, high up above Lago Trasimeno in the hilltop village of Castel Rigone. It was at this point they decided to pool their personal collections of vintage studio gear and crates of dusty vinyl, and open the now infamous recording studio ‘Villa Baglione’.
The studio was, and indeed still is, a huge success, with some of the cream of the Italian music scene passing through its gates. From Giovanni Tagliatini to Paulo Massi, Fausto Papetti to Romano Mussolini everyone has worked there.
Roll on to 2010, when the Spumante brothers discovered some old reels of tape that belonged to their late Father, the famous band leader Salvatore Spumante, hidden in an empty barrel of Domecq Double Century. Upon hearing these sweet-smelling tapes for the first time in over 60 years they knew they’d stumbled upon a treasure trove of sampling heaven. This led to their first forays into the world of library music, a genre that they’d much admired for many years having grown up listening to Salvatore’s vast collection of work for Cinevox.
‘Cornucopia of Kitsch’, released in 2011 has been extremely popular, so to capitalise on that success, they now bring you their unique take on the worldwide dancefloor-filling sensation that is ‘Electro-Swing’.
Involving musicians from around the globe (including members rumoured to have been part of Ennio Morricone’s inner circle), ‘This Is…Electro Swing’ will have you up on your feet & gyrating to the beat. With its big brass & beaty rhythms you’re in for a real treat.
iTunes Purchase Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-is…-electro-swing/id591425892