Budino, AKA Valentina Bodini, has a lifelong passion for vinyl, amassing an enviable collection of multi-genre LPs and singles via her years spent in Italy and now in Berlin. As resident DJ for Discodromo’s CockTail d’Amore parties, her enthusiasm for music and digging knows no boundaries, and her instalment into the Sound Of Love International series gives us an aural insight into her musical realm.
Musically, The Sound Of Love International #004 is a smorgasbord of sound. Opening with the glacial tones of Peter Seiler’s 1986 new-age gem ‘Serengeti’, the twelve track selection glides through proto-house, tribal ambience, industrial EBM, balearic dance and so much more. It’s a testament to the ground- breaking nature of these tracks that most of the music here was originally released some 30-40 years ago. Inclusions from Oliver Leib’s The Ambush project, Vibes Of Rhythm and Scott Edward stem from the post house & techno explosion of the early 90s, whilst the early proto-electronic experiments from the likes of Kirlian Camera, Clock DVA, Bourbonese Qualk and Pyrolator are welcomely revived for a new audience. Interestingly, a flexi-disc only release of ‘Hark’ by William Orbit & Laurie Mayer’s early 80s Torch Song project is also included here, elongated by Budino herself in the edit suite. Two brand new productions from DJ Blasy and Budino & Berko ensure that business is brought bang up to date, offering a unique and modern spin on the sounds of Budino, and her tantalising selection on this compilation.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: You might not have heard of Budinho yet, but you will after this Summer! The rising star of the new cosmic / Adriatic scene is set to take the world by storm. One of the Cocktail D'Amore crew, her impeccable curations of early 90s dance, cosmic and dancey EBM are dazzling everyone from Boiler Room to Test Pressing. Ahead of her Love International appearance in Tisno we get an absolutely beautiful compilation of frankly timeless dance music from a DJ and collector who really knows her onions.
A1. Peter Seiler - Serengeti
A2. The Ambush - Casablanca
A3. Bourbonese Qualk - Ton Ton Macoute
B1. Pyrolator - Ein Weihnachtsmann Kommt In Die Disc
B2. Torch Song - Hark (Long Version)
B3. Kirlian Camera - Communicate (Instrumental Version)
C1. DJ Blasy - Metacognition
C2. Budino & Berko - Transoceanic
C3. Fidelfatti - Ocean
D1. Vibes Of Rhythm - Thrill Me (Trance-Paradise Mix)
D2. Clock DVA - Cypher (Glyph)
D3. Scott Edward - The Ion Engine