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.
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 !!
As it’s Sonar, our latest podcast comes from Barcelona resident Luca Bacchetti. Pulse.032 features two hours of house in all it’s forms! Plus a special interview, Mikele Tabucchi caught up with Luca following a day at the crazy circus.
Pulse: How has the first year and half of Hideout’s existence been, can you give us some anticipations on label future?
Luca: For Davide and me Hideout is a gamble: in a very short space of time it has established itself in the marketplace as a label which doesn’t follow the going trends; but instead is governed by our instincts. As I have said Hideout isn’t just a label; but something which encompasses our vision, our lifestyle. This year we have hosted parties all over the world: twice at WMC, we will be at DC10 Ibiza on the 10th of August and Amsterdam for the ADE. But all this is not enough. It’s just one aspect of our work. Soon we’ll be releasing the new Patrick Lindsey EP and Davide & Guti’s new track plus remixes by Kerri Chandler and Dubfire to follow! Then my EP and a series of very talented new Italian artists.
Pulse: More and more you can hear purists saying that they like a DJ because “he plays only with vinyls” what are your thought on digital/vinyl discussions ?
Luca: I’m not interested anymore in the instrument used for a performance, what’s important to me me is that when we talk about music, we talk about quality. Those who make a point of boasting their vinyl “credentials” are just marketing themselves. like Ritchie Hawtin did with his promotion of new technologies. You can reach your objective either way, as long as you keep the Music at the centre of it all.
Guti’s name has been on everyone’s lips of late; his collaboration with Dubshape ‘Every Cow Has A Bird’ was championed by pretty much every house jock on the planet and his recent debut album on Loco Dice’s Desolat received widespread acclaim. Now he’s teamed up with Luca Bacchetti – who has built up a solid reputation with releases on imprints on labels such as Ovum Recordings, Wagon Repair, Supernature and Be As One – for their first collaborative release.
The ‘Esa Nena Quiere EP’ contains two sizzling slices of latin-flavoured loveliness, both of which are instilled with an appropriately warm blaze of summer sunshine. Both extremely creative and massively complimentary of one another, this is a collaboration that looks likely to blossom in the future, but for now we caught up with them both to discuss the EP’s origins, their studio time together, and where exactly where the record is best enjoyed…
This is your first collaboration together – how did you guys hook up?
Luca Bacchetti – I began charting some of Guti’s early productions and he simply wrote thanking me for the support. You can get a feel for someone’s sensitivity from the music; but here I realised from the start that there was something deeper, a mutual understanding regarding the kind of sounds, and we immediately became friends.
Guti – We both love the music in a very special way and have similar views on how it should be treated. Following one of those late night talks you get into we ended up making music together…simple as that.
It’s a great EP and Finale especially has a particularly beautiful breakdown…can you tell us about the inspiration behind it?
G – I guess you could say it is a mix of both of our personalities…passionate like me and complex like Luca. ‘Finale’ is the first song we´ve written together and is full of detail. Luca added the finer points that make the song into a beautiful thing, and ‘Esa Nena Quiere’ (it’s me singing!) was just fun.
LB – I really like working on the layout of the songs … the breakdown is really important because it’s the moment when the atmosphere decompresses and allows you to change tack before taking off again with more energy. There’s a lot of “linear” music around … I like to interrupt the flow and then come back with renewed vigour.
What made you guys think that Defected would be a suitable home for the EP?
G – We love the songs and Defected will spread the word and give the record the best chance to be heard.
LB – This EP is a celebration of summer, it’s a party! The track combines our creative energies and the common denominator is our Latin background. We both agreed that it would be interesting to have the track released on Defected because it is a historic label on the house scene with openings for other musical genres and has always had the capacity to surprise.
Who did what when you were in the studio – how did the creative process work?
LB – We worked both in the studio and apart. The studio work is very instinctive, in line with our individual personalities. I am very concerned with the construction of the beats and the rhythmic textures, and then together we try to merge other elements. Guti is a very talented pianist and has a great sense of pop…something I think we share. He is not too ‘easy’ without being too sophisticated either: he knows just how to capture the emotion with simplicity.
G – Luca is amazing in the studio and I am a musician. He is in every detail, giving me the chance to get my sound to another place and I learned a lot from him. The thing that I like the most about working with Luca is the space he gives me for my ideas and how he make them happen, almost in real time…it’s crazy!
As you say the record has a real summery vibe to it…did you have Ibiza in mind when you produced it?
G – Not especially, although ‘Esa Nena Quiere’ turned out totally Ibiza. We were more into bringing our own influences, I’m from South America and Luca from Italy and our cultural influences came quite naturally.
LB – Lately my own personal imagination is filled with beaches and far flung places, so Ibiza also fits into the picture.
Guti – You’ve just released your album on Desolat…what has the reaction been like so far?
So good, I’m enjoying it so much. It was a big thing for me and the label, and it has been made with so much love. The reactions are amazing, and everybody plays the songs which gives me another connection with the people.
Luca – You’ve previously released tracks on some incredibly influential labels– what else do you have planned for the next few months?
I’ve always worked with eclectic labels and in the coming months some new things are going to happen; but I don’t like to anticipate: I like the element of surprise. Obviously there will be a new EP on Hideout; but also lots of new music…a lot of playing.
Do you have plans for any further collaborations?
There is a really special song we made some months ago in Barcelona so guess at some point will be a record.
When and where is the perfect place to listen to the EP?
G – Deep in the dancefloor, peak time!
LB – Yeah…every party should be all about the dance floor!
Tell us something about one another that we wouldn’t otherwise know…
LB – There’s something which happens in the studio, I’m sure he isn’t even aware of it…when Guti is at the piano I don’t watch his hands or the screen but look at his eyes and from them I know exactly where we’re headed. He’s such an amazing guy!!!
G – He is one of the sweetest guys on earth I ever met, always positive and with a big smile…and he wears good hats!
We are very proud to announce Moon Harbour and Hideout party at Miami Ultra week 2011 !! Matthias Tanzmann, Davide Squillace, Luca Bacchetti team up to bring a special Moon Harbour and Hideout event at the National Pool on March 25th 2011.
Some inside info on the track which Guti played during the Party Desolat @ Sonar 2010 . . the same one which a select few DJs have in their collection and are making Ibiza dance with … all we can tell you is that it is the fruit of an Italo-Argentinian collaboration! more news soon!