Fresh Soup
Fresh Soup
Feb 24, 2021
Fresh Soup 096: Øhm Sweet Øhm presents Space Disconauts
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First standing behind the decks in 1969 at a club in a small town near Rimini, a young Italian DJ would spend the 1970s honing both his craft and a unique slant on the disco music that was being pioneered across the Atlantic. By the 1980s, Daniele Baldelli's Cosmic Disco was ready to lift off, literally; his DJ booth at Cosmic, an influential nightclub by Lake Garda, designed to replicate the cockpit of a spaceship.

Informing a more esoteric brand of disco the world over, Baldelli's tendency to dig out unknown gems, to spin 45s at 33, incorporate instruments and live elements into his sets, had rubbed off onto a generation of space disconauts; a sound that has endured to this day through artists such as Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas. For his latest deep dive, Øhm Sweet Øhm takes us back to the 1970s and '80s via an ethereal realm of otherworldliness, a cosmic 60 minutes of dancefloor wooziness guaranteed to take you to places you could never have imagined. Get ready for lift off.

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