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Ciao bella! This week we welcome the newest edit imprint to the Piccadilly shelves, Belpaese. Hailing from Italy, these sophisticated groove merchants trade in the freshest cuts, meaty like prosciutto, crisp like a fiano. If you're looking for the finest in disco, Balearic and Italian exotica, you're in luck.
The party starts with the swinging disco funk of "Sentimento", a sunkissed floorfiller which serves us infectious female vox and bright horns over a loose and limber rhythm section. The tempo takes a leap for "Ancora Piaccio" on the A2, a housed up bit of Italian disco with a swelling sing-a-long chorus and the kind of half rapped lyrics you only get from the continent. "Di Chi Sei" wraps us in a sweet Balearic breeze on the B1, winding its hips with exotic synth melodies, seductive vocals and a bossa-ish beat, managing to sound more like an Italian Sade than the great Linda Di Franco. The Balearic mood continues with the wonky cosmic funk of grand finale "Para Para", a chugging and chunky slice of Mediterranean fun which sounds like a waaay sleazier version of the Bee Gees.
Patrick says: Class A edit action from Italia here on new label Belpaese. Slotting nicely into that Mediterranean mould, the goods on offer cover limber disco funk, chunky cosmic fun and coastal cool, retaining every bit of Italian cool.
A2 Ancora Piaccio
B1 Di Chi Sei
B2 Para Para