After the huge succes of its tenth release (Davide Squillace & Guti )
Hideout is back with with the Third slice of the Deconstruction Revisited Series.
This time, Crocodile Tears, which appeared on Davide Squillace´s Tutti Frutti Ep (HO003) got offered three amazing relectures.
It all starts with Robert Dietz (Cadenza, Cecille…) who delivers a super modern and energetic relecture where intelligent synthetic percussions mess around with weird noises and processed effects. After two minutes a monophonic synths starts its battle with vocals from Squillace´s original to end up on a more minimal groove.
G Flame aka Portugese techno start Cisco Ferreira (The Advent) ´s relecture directly sets the tone: A nasty bassline with a crazy synth stab flies over a soft but very heavy techno beat, to evolve to an elegant tech house track (no bongos involved)
Finally, Mr Cocolina aka Sis´s reinterpretation starts with a long intro with the kick dropping after more than 3 minutes. The melancholic feeling of the track builds into
a very subtile beat with reverbered elements all over. The percussion layers and delicate melodic synths add some organic flavour to the music so the 14 minutes remix is never boring and takes you to a nice journey thru sounds. You can tell somebody was in love when making such a beautiful song.
Another must have from Hideout !!!
Luca Bacchetti will be featured on the Wagon Repair All Stars Compilation out on September 29th with his track ‘El Barrio’.
The collection features 16 new tracks by many of the artists that have appeared on Wagon Repair since it launched in 2004. In addition to co-founders Mathew Jonson and Konrad Black, there are fellow Canadians Mike Shannon, Deadbeat and The Mole (both on his own and with The Modern Deep Left Quartet), Tyger Dhula of Cobblestone Jazz, Jonson’s brother Nathan, AKA Hrdvsion, and European friends like Luca Bacchetti, Tobias Freund (tobias.) and Dinky.
Wagon Repair All-Stars will be the label’s first compilation since Wagon Repair Jack Off 2008. All of the songs are previously unreleased.
Crosstown Rebels turn up the heat with Luca Bacchetti’s sensational ‘Tango’, a record setting dancefloors ablaze with its raw passion and drive, presented here with an inspired ‘Voodoo Remix’ from Venezuelan producer Eduardo Castillo.
Luca Bacchetti’s productions are a window to his soul and his extensive musical background has informed an ambitious and inventive style. With quality output on key labels Hideout, Ovum, Wagon Repair, and now Crosstown Rebels, the emphasis is always on creativity and pushing the envelope. ‘Tango’ comes at a crucial phase of personal and artistic development. It highlights a longing for the element of surprise in music and the need to convey that essential ingredient, passion.
As an Italian, Luca has always felt a particular closeness with South America and the passionate disposition embedded in the culture is part of that bond. It’s the connection between Victor Hugo Morales, Juan Gelman, Diego Armando Maradona, and the Tango: passion, imagination, elegance, emotion, energy. These qualities are also the essence of a Bacchetti production.
As Luca puts it, “Over the last year I was getting bored with a lot of what I was hearing, the blandness was making me uncomfortable so I began to feel the need to break away, travel, and find a way to look inside and reach back to my roots, to something passionate. The music scene is like the thermometer of society at large and the Tango in particular has always fascinated me with its sensuality and energy”.
The original ‘Tango’ is indeed a sensual yet playful ride. Textured with propulsive rhythms, a teasing b-line, haunting melodies, trembling keys and traditional percussive flair, ‘Tango’ is lighting up dancefloors at the hands of label boss Damian Lazarus and is sure to captivate all with its Latin-inspired grooves and sexy, driving kick. LA based Eduardo Castillo delivers an ingenious interpretation in the aptly named ‘Voodoo Remix’ at first stripping down the groove then fanning the flames with emotive strings, the snake-charming effect of his own authentic voice echoing throughout. Seduction incarnate and a worthy contender for Crosstown track of the year.
Released: 24th October 2011
Hideout, the label run by Luca Bacchetti and Davide Squillace, finally drops a tune that’s been the talk of Ibiza this summer: “That Ginger Ponytail,” a collaboration between Squillace and Argentina’s Guti. Bright vibraphones and shimmying shakers give the track a refreshing, easygoing touch, reflecting the way the tune came together.
The session was done “at night,” says Squillace, “with lots of drinks and cigarettes in a very relaxed environment. I would work on some bits, and Guti played keys—apparently it worked out.”
Apparently! Rounding out the release come remixes from Dubfire and Kerri Chandler. “We have been close friends with Ali for the last four years, and I thought he would enjoy working on the remix of this track,” says Squillace. “As for Kerri, he started playing for Circoloco this year and we got closer as friends, and music-wise. I thought this track would definitely fit his style, and they both did an amazing job, as expected.”
For more from Squillace, check out a new interview with him on the Hideout website, and see RA profiles for Squillace and Bacchetti to find out where to catch them behind the decks.
Keep reading to check out the release, plus charts from Squillace and Bacchetti.
Barcelona relocated Tuscan native Luca Bacchetti has risen to notoriety through releases on Wagon Repair and Ovum records and more recently through the activity of his own music and lifestyle brand Hideout. Ahead of his headline slot here this Sunday, The WYS! crew caught up with him to discuss his recent exploits and to introduce his WYS! Promo Mix for our blog.
WYS!: Hi Luca, What have you been up to recently?
Luca: Most recently I’ve been really busy working on some new releases. I’ve been feeling the need to work on own production instead of remixes to keep things interesting for me. I’m really happy with how it’s been going and hope you feel it when I release it in the Autumn. Studio time and touring with Hideout has been keeping me pretty busy at the moment – got a lot on my plate!
WYS!: Tell us a little about how Hideout came about, you’ve described it as being more than just a music label, and your website boasts interesting divisions such as style detecting and video art, can you tell us a bit more about these and other upcoming projects?
Luca: Exactly, that’s what the label is about – when you’re passionate about something it becomes more than work, your working life and personal life end up being one and the same thing. Hideout is a way of life for us and everything we like becomes HIDEOUT. In terms of specific releases, there’s lots coming from Davide & Guti, as well as my new EP and some new artists that will be announced soon.
WYS!: How do you manage your time, between touring, running the label and making music, do you try to prioritise anything at any point?
Luca: Touring takes up so much time and there’s not much time to stop and relax worked into my schedule, but I try to find time to enjoy nature which is always a source of inspiration for me.
WYS!: You’ve mentioned that you love to travel, how do you feel this ties into your creative work, do you take any influences from places you’ve been to?
Luca: Travelling is essential for me, it may sound selfish but when I travel alone I get the most out of it – it’s when I’m alone and see everything flow by that I can tune into my own personal trip.It’s not necessarily about being on a beautiful beach in South Australia or riding the Metro in NYC, inspiration can come on a night flight over the Pacific while listening to music. Lots of these experiences have gone on to inspire me later in the studio. It’s difficult to explain how images turn into music it’s a really personal process, even the title of a song can help evoke a feeling. Lately South America’s been a particularly big inspiration, it’s such a passionate place.
WYS!: One of the advantages of working with digital technology is the ability to create and distribute things quickly and to a wide audience, however this also increases the amount of work out at any one time. What approach do you take towards making your work unique whilst still being accessible?
Luca: Thankfully technology also helps manage the sheer volume of work but it’s the human factor, being motivated and keeping on top of things that makes the real difference here.
WYS!: And lastly, what advice would you give to people thinking about starting a career in music but are unsure of the industry’s future. Do you have any encouraging words to share?
Luca: It’s hard to give out specific advice, all I can really say is that I think it’s really important to follow that little voice you have inside.
01 Radiohead – Little By Little [ Caribou Remix ] Ticket Tape
02 Space Ranger – Plastic Romance [ MCDE Dub ] – Lovemonk
03 Azuni – Feel It feat. Bolo – Quintessentials
04 Alessio Mereu – Perfect Lover – Aman
05 Shlomi Aber – NY Dreamer [ Alix Alvarez Remix ] – Ovum Recordings
06 Dj Wild – Dance Until I Die [ Lauhaus Remix ] – Soweso
07 Agaric & Michael Stavostrand – Gettued ft. Vealchop – We Are
08 Timos, Paris Liamis – Hey Hoe ft. Julian Smith – Sonido
09 Anthony Collins – Don’t Look Down Now [ Roman Flugel Remix ] – Curle Recordings
10 Lee Curtiss – Black Door Beauty [ Dyed Soundorom Remix ] – Spectral Sound
11 Danny Daze – Your Everything ft. Lousahhh! – Hot Creations
12 Tuccillo – Without U – 20:20 Vision
13 Argy – Unreliable Virgin [Tim Green Remix] – Cocoon
14 Davide Squillace & Guti – That Ginger Ponytail – Hideout Music
15 Gotan Project – Santa Maria [ Luca Bacchetti Edit ] – Ya Basta!
16 Mathias Kaden ft. Gjaezon – Jackathon – Get Physical
17 Tripmastaz – Monitor Blind – Real Tone
18 Matthias Tanzmann – Operations – Gargo Edition
19 Ame, Amampondo – Ku Kunjani [ Version 1 ] – Innervisions
There is excitement in the air surrounding the beautiful Mediterranean Island of Mykonos, and especially at Cavo Paradiso headquarters, the legendary Greek club which has just being voted as one of the top ten clubs in the world. Cavo Paradiso is ready for its best season to date and if the club’s compilation is anything to go by, then we are all in for a treat!
Mixed and compiled by Italian DJ & producer, Davide Squillace, the title of this project has been heavily influenced by the major renovation that’s taking place at the club ready for 2011. The Hideout Records boss and Circo Loco resident has come up with a mix that oozes summer appeal, which on hearing it fills you with excitement and expectation for the forthcoming summer season.
A quick look at the track list proves that this sonic journey is full of uncompromising quality and underground ethos in a market saturated and dictated by formulas. Artists such as Osunlade, DOP and Isolee provide an earthy, organic soundtrack which is implemented perfectly by the latest influences from the flourishing house and techno scene, by the likes of Cadenza‘s Reboot & Desolat‘s Guti amongst many others.
And here Davide tells us about the compilation, production and life…
DJD: When did you first play at Cavo Paradiso?
Davide: It was 3 years ago with Ali (Dubfire).
DJD: Why did you decide to do the album?
Davide: Cause I think it s a solid project from a very respectable club.
DJD: What is special about Cavo Paradiso?
Davide: A part from the venue it self which is very unique,the crowd comes form all over the world which makes it a special nite.
DJD: What did you try to achieve with the album? Did Cavo Paradiso deserve a specific sound?
Davide: I tryed to show where are I am right now with my idea of music, but trying to make a mix that can be enjoyed in a club as much as on a sofa.
DJD: The album is called ‘Reconstructions’ which reflects the clubs recent renovation, how does it feel to be part of such an exciting new dawn for the club?
Davide: Very much excited to see the all new thing, can’t complain about the old structure so I’m sure they did something worth experiencing …
DJD: You have quite a few labels under your belt the newest is Hideout which you share with Luca Bacchetti, one of the tracks is featured on the album. What is the ethos behind the label is it a reflection of perhaps your own evolved musical taste and where it is at now?
Davide: With Hideout we are trying to be genre free, trying not be labeled too much.We’d like to come out of different boxes.
DJD: You used the new Traktor Kontrol S4 platform to mix the CD with, why did you choose to use this and what do you feel it achieves/is different to anything else?
Davide: I always keep an eye on the new technical gear on the market. After seeing the S4 I was thrilled to used it for a mix, then the Cavo offer come and I said “et voilá ”
You also use the iPad when DJing, what is it about the iPad that you like? What does it allow you to do differently? How does it enhance your sets?
Davide: I’m using the Ipad to control the Ableton, I’m running a program, on which i designed my own layout that sends OSC messages to the main laptop. From the laptop an other program will convert this OSC messages into midi ones that are recognizable from Ableton. It’s fun messing around with your fingers, give to the performance a human feeling.
DJD: What is your favourite studio tool? Why?
Davide: I don’t think I have only one, few machines I really like, Neve, machinedruum, Reaktor, Soundtoys …
DJD: Which piece of kit have you found that you just couldn’t live without when mixing? Why?
Davide: Traktor for the endless control u have over a track
DJD: Do you have any strange habits in the studio?
Davide: Cigartee + Coffe + Dancing
DJD: You are based in Barcelona, what is it about the city that draws and keeps you there?
Davide: Is very similar to Napoli, but things work better, easy going life, great food….
DJD: You have been resident at DC10 for Circo Loco for a number of years, this is another outdoor inspired party, do you generally prefer to play these kinds of parties? Why do you prefer this vibe?
Davide: DC10 is a unique place that can’t be reproduced anywhere… I like outdoor as much as indoor is more about the crowd that drives the party more then the location.
DJD: Have there been any up and coming producers this year that have really caught your attention?
Davide: Philip Bader, SLZ, Tale of us ..and many more i can’t recall…
DJD: Who do you enjoy to watch DJ when you go out?
Davide: I prefer Live show, but a lot of friends are very interesting djs to watch spinning.
DJD: Who (bands, DJs etc) inspired you to get into the music?
Davide: Derrick May, Richie Hawtin, System 7…etc
DJD: What do you prefer, being in the studio or DJing?
Davide: The 2 things can’t live without the other, I won’t be djing without producing or the other way around…You get to understand so much about music on the dancefloor and you understand a lot in the studio, just in a different way .
Seems not so long ago when Davide Squillace and Luca Bacchetti joined forces to create HIDEOUT.. next thing you know, tenth release is ready to release, time flies. For this new record , Davide teamed up with his long time friend Guti (Desolat, Supplement Facts, Crosstown rebels)
That Ginger Ponytail starts with with complex latin percussion patterns, followed with a catchy vocal hook and some african style vibes. On the flip side, techno legend Dubfire delivers a crazy dub techno remix while house legend Kerri Chandler used more of the latin feel and added some typical chicago organ. A must have for all deejays !!
Davide Squillace is more of a performer than an artist. Born in Siena, he grew up in
Naples and stared to go to his !rst parties at 15. His friends were DJs and just like that,
he found himself playing behind a DJ booth. At 19, however, he wanted more and new
stimuli in his life, so he decided to move to London. In the UK capital he bought his
!rst equipment and has continued working to where he is today. Since 2004 he lives
in Barcelona, a multicultural city where he has found a perfect base to do what he likes
Let’s speak about your roots. “Yes, there really is an Italian sound that even picks up
some regional shades. In Naples, the sound at the beginning of the millennium was
repetitive techno, very different from the clean-cut characteristic sound from Germany. It
had Latin in”uences which made you move more. It was sexy and informal. In the North
of Italy, on the other hand, people like Mauro Picotto produce a sound that’s more for
the dance-”oor, intelligent and destined for peak time.”
“Where am I most at home? DC10. It’s much more than a club to me. It’s my family, my
best friends”. Even the public touches him deeply, “They’re essential to play at ease”. What
about Amnesia? “To play at the opening was special for me. I admire people like Nacho
Capella and Mar-T a lot. They’re professionals who want to reach people’s hearts through
music and playing B2B with Matthias Tanzmann was a very exciting moment for me”. It’s
not the !rst time that Squillace and Tanzmann play together. They really are a perfect team
and those who have experienced their musical journeys, know that they’re unforgettable.
Like most people, it’s hard for him to !nd an answer when it comes to the frequently
asked question regarding his style. “I don’t know. I would like to be clearer about it,
although sincerely I’d prefer that people form their own opinions. I’m afraid of being
classi!ed. I consider myself more of a performer than an artist. I want people to come
and listen to me with an open mind and then decide later, freely and without any labels,
whether they like it or not. One can play underground tracks that become commercial
after playing them a lot, but this doesn’t mean that the work is commercial”. There’s
something to be said about Squillace and his music: he moves through feelings, with
no intention of selling out and this attitude is what has brought him to the top.
Where he gets his inspiration from is no mystery. He is inspired by everyday life, by the
little details in a normal life connected to music: a friendly conversation, playing new
instruments and most of all, playing with sounds. “Suddenly a sound appears that I like
and the rest comes from there. We’re surrounded by sounds at all times. Before we’re
born we listen to the beat of our mother’s heart. It could be that techno artists stayed a
bit longer in the womb to listen to that boom boom boom…”
What about the labels? Davide Squillace used to be ‘the man about the labels’. Now
he only has one, Hideout, which he shares with Luca Bacchetti. “The label was created
with the intention to launch electronic music based on a 4/4 beat. Music made to
dance. The last track we edited was by Patrick Lindsey, a dance-”oor track, and we’re
now working on a track produced by Guti and myself. A sentimental track with a Latin
touch which will include remixes by Dub!re and Kerry Chandler”.
“Apart from my label and although it doesn’t have much to do with my sound, I like
working with Ovum, Desolat and Cadenza.” Favourite artists you would like to mention?
“There are so many good ones that it’ very dif!cult to name only a few but indeed
there’s one that I love: Arto Lindsay, an American producer who lives in Brazil and who
knows how to cross the borders of different musical genres in search of new sounds.”
What are your summer plans? “I am doing a remix for Tiefschwarz but what my body
is really aching for and what inspires me most at this time of year is to get lost in the
clubs, to feel the contact with the crowd, to recharge my batteries and return to the
studio with new ideas and lots of new energy.”
Welcome to Ibiza Davide! You are one of us!
Taken from Amnesia Magazine
Patrick Lindsey is no new comer.
Active in the techno world since more than a decade , releasing music on labels like Terminal M, Kanzleramt, Kling Klong, SCI+TEC to name a few.
So when Davide Squillace and Luca Bacchetti received a demo from the german producer, they were really impatient to open the zip file and discover what was inside . The two discovered a four track ep full of analogue synths, organic beats and grooooove. So here is Hideout ninth reference: Get up and Bounce EP by Patrick Lindsey. It all starts with ” What I remember ” a very strong anthem with a disco funk loop background and deep vocals by K. Mason. The title track ” Get up And Bounce ” is next with its hypnotic ” Get Up ” voice snipet on top of a shuffled semi acoustic groove full of cow bells and snare drums. Third track of the EP is named Lockruf, evolving from a jazz sample thru vocal snipets , crazy drum rolls and saxo hooks. The last track of the EP is Schleifkraft where a ” straight to the point ” chicago groove is topped with some more vocals, a very bouncy bass line and analogue synth sounds.
A new reference in the HIDEOUT catalogue, four new techno tracks soon to become classics !!!