Cosmic disco founding father and Italian DJ legend Daniele Baldelli with a selection of tracks that have shaped his impressive career.
_(artist-name)Daniele Baldelli_, the self-titled “oldest DJ in Italy”, is the founding father of the Cosmic disco sound. His creative blend of disco, funk, jazz, synth pop, reggae, electronic music, and African and Brazilian records - often played slower or faster - introduced many club-goers to a new mix of rhythm and sound. Hailing from the town of Cattolica in Northern Italy, Daniele made his DJ debut at 17 at local clubs Tana and Tabu, before graduating to the seminal Baia Degli Angeli, a glamorous VIP club whose DJ booth was in a glass elevator. This led to Daniele’s long residency at the Cosmic club by Lake Garda that opened in Italy in 1979. At this infamous, hedonistic club Baldelli would be simultaneously spinning, triggering drum machines and samplers, blending batucada samba with _(artist-name)Kraftwerk_, _(artist-name)Depeche Mode_, and African rhythms, all done on 70s turntable technology. No mean feat! Baldelli’s influence continues until today, thanks to his DJ appearances around the world, and compilations such as _(album-title)Cosmic - The Original_ or _(album-title)Baia Degli Angeli 1977-1978_.