Ric Piccolo

The Sound Of Pampas

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Violette Szabo

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If you know what's good for you then you should already be well acquainted with both Violette Szabo and Ric Piccolo, but for the benefti of the uninitiated, here's the scoop. Violette Szabo is one of those buy-on-sight imprints who specialise in obscure and oddball disco edits from only the most serious selectors. They can list De Los Miedos, Fab Mayday, Hysteric and Beppe Loda as previous contributors. Ric Piccolo meanwhile is a production whizz, DJ hero and also Argentina's foremost authority on disco, with a killer edit series on the excellent Bordello A Parigi to his name. His Violette Szabo gets off on the good foot with the fusion funk of "Sube", a sunkissed slice of tropical groove action which wiggles its way through new age synth flute, beefy slap bass and plenty of 80s production prowess. Imagine catching Beppe Loda spin in Sao Paulo and you're on the right lines. "Linea" takes a step towards the electronic end of the cosmic dancefloor, working a little new wave brilliance with whispered vocals, soaring synth licks, trippy fx and coiffured guitar licks. The titular "Sound Of Pampas" powers out the B1, careering through the dancefloor like a drug addled Italian relative of Blue Monday. Thick bass sequences, snapping percussion and all manner of mangled vocal idents blur into a lysergic winner for the Talking Drums crew. Last but not least, "Need Music" brings down the curtain in fine boogie style with emotive vocals, cinematic synthlines and slick guitar riffs. Buy on sight!


Patrick says: Ric Piccolo returns with a top notch set of 80s obscurities, edited to perfection for the modern cosmic dancefloor. It's already in the box!


A1. Sube
A2. Linea
B1. The Sound Of Pampas
B2. Need Music

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