Saturday, November 1, 2008



I stumbled over this mix done by Italian Do It Better head honcho Mike Simonetti. It´s one of the grooviest comps I´ve heard in a while, it´s disco that will appeal to anyone with a heart not made of icy stone, and there is even a backstory:

"OK, here's the backstory. early in 2008 mike and johnny
went into the studio to work on stuff, fuck around a little
with edits, music etc... Mike brought a box of records
into the studio, and they picked out some songs.
We came up with an idea to collaborate on a mix of edits.
We did a bunch of edits on the fly (no computers, just a
few cdjs) and did a mix. At the time, Mike was staying at
Adam and Natties house and as we all know he's allergic
to cats, and he was pretty fucked up the whole time he was
there, in a constant state of "almost asthma attacks"...
The typical Portland weather (DAMP RAIN) didnt help either.
Plus we listened to chopped and screwed hip hop pretty
much exclusively (as it is the shit Johnny listens to being
from Houston and all). The mix you hear is the result of
some of my time in Portland in early 2008...
Pitched down tracks for your enjoyment...
Done in a single take, Mike and Johnny
knocked out some edits and tried to mix them. Some of
these are proper "edits", others are simple extensions of
the good parts for djing purposes, and a few tracks were
perfect the way they were. Shit, some are even edits of
other edits!!!
The original tape was all but lost, but i found this on my
ipod on the plane and dumped it to my computer. I
totally forgot about it.
you may have heard some of these versions in a live
nightclub setting when i was djing. small world,
right? I am going to post a few edits for you all
to download later this week if you want (let us
know) ... Can you guess which
one of these songs on this mix is one of Mike's
favorite disco trax of all time?"

And no goddamn tracklist!

MP3 Mike Simonetti - Abuterol Mix

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