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Asian Dan Interview: Venice

Venice is a mysterious Italian producer that is a modern day embodiment of all the Italian musical traditions ranging from Baroque music to Italo Disco with just the right amount of banger-ness. Venice is also a big collaborator with CΓ©cile. Peep R0LL. Rondo Veneziano would be proud.

Venice – R0LL

Asian Dan Interview: Venice

1. Who is Venice?
Venice is romantic music for romantic heads

2.Who are your influences?
disco, space disco, horror disco, soundtracks, pop, classical music, rock.

3.What is your first musical memory?
It’s hard to remember my first musical memory…Music has always been within my house, my family listens to several genres of music and the first instrument that I started to play was the piano, I was about 5 or 6.

4.I feel like you are carrying on the Italian / Baroque musical tradition and legacy who are some of your favorite Italian composers?
Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Franco Micalizzi, Vivaldi

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A Cross the Universe: Live Remixes

Jus†ice x Glenjamn x Hard Halloween

The Electro Banger scene has become quite stale and is just the same heavy distorted sound, but Justice has restored my faith in the power in loud electro bangers with these live Remixes/Revisions of “Phantom” and “One Minute to Midnight”. The duo have come a long way from their first live performances. They deconstruct, mix, and mash their own tracks in Ableton with such ease that it almost sounds like they are “playing” instruments. I am excited to hear what they have in store for the future. I am also very excited for the rest of this live album and the DVD. \m/

Phantom Part 1.5 sounds like Metallica meets Yellow Magic Orchestra & Rondo Veneziano.
Justice – Phantom Part 1.5

A little Iron Maiden reference.
Justice – Two Minutes to Midnight

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Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Rondo Veneziano’s “La Serenissima” has made quite an impression on the electronic music community within the past year. Justice dropped this track in their famous Xmas Mix, Daft Punk featured this track as one of their favorite dance tracks, Cazals used this track as their entrance music during their Daft Punk Japan tour and The Bloody Beetroots tapped into their Italian roots with their own cover, “We Are from Venice”. Now Eine Kleine Nacht Musik aka Riton has tapped into this amazing track with his own rendition, adding a few Kraut elements to it. I definitely feel this version more than the Bloody Beetroots one (Sorry Bob!). But of course nothing beats the original πŸ™‚ Checkout his myspace for more Krautrocked-out tunes.

Eine Kleine Nacht Musik – La Serenissima
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Myspace

Download an Eine Kleine Nacht Musik Mixtape here:

God, I love this video so much πŸ™‚

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The Bloody Beetroots – We Are From Venice (La Serenissima)

The long awaited cover/remix of Rondo Veneziano’s track La Serenissima by Italy’s own The Bloody Beetroots. La Serenissima is a track favored by both Justice and Daft Punk.
The Bloody Beetroots – We Are From Venice (La Serenissima)

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Chromatics are on the New Jersey based label, Italians Do it Better. A label that is in love witht he classic Italo-Disco sound pioneered by Giorgio Moroder. The vocals on their tracks remind me of the sexy. whispery vocals of Donna Summer.

Simple and catchy, yet dark and sophisticated:
Chromatics – I Want You Love

This track reminds me off a “Shadowplay” by Joy Division especially the lead guitar. This is like a sexy Joy Division cover band
Chromatics – Healer

Chromatics Myspace

This track exemplifies the amazing Italian Baroque sense of melody that The Bloody Beetroots have just like past Italian disco greats, Rondo Veneziano. They are a versatile duo that I believe are going to do big things in the future.
The Bloody Beetroots – Verra La Morte e Avra i Tuoi Occhi

The Bloody Beetroots PIG Radio DJ Set

The Bloody Beetroots Myspace

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Fabriclive 37 – JUSTICE

Justice’s Fabrilive 37 tracklist set to be released in December:

01 Sparks – Tryouts For The Human Race – Virgin
02 Rondo Veneziano – La Serenissima – Universal
03 Goblin – Tenebrae – Cinevox
04 Daft Punk – Ouverture – Virgin
05 Surkin – Next Of Kin – Institubes
06 SymbolOne – Love Juice – SymbolOne
07 Korgis – Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes – Angel Air
08 Midnight Juggernauts – Ending Of An Era – Mindight Juggernauts
09 The Paradise Ft Romauld – In Love With You – Vulture
10 Justice – TTHHEE PPAARRTTYY (Acapella) – Ed Banger
11 Chic – Everybody Dance – Atlantic
12 Frankie Valli – Who Loves You – Warners
13 Das Pop – Underground – Das Pop
14 Julien Clerc – Quand Je Joue – EMI
15 Daniel Balavoine – Vivre Ou Survivre – Barclay
16 Richard Sanderson – Reality – Barclay
17 Zoot Woman – Grey Day – Wall Of Sound
18 Fucking Champs – Thor Is Like Immortal – Drag City
19 The Rave – Mother – The Rave
20 Fancy – You Never Know – Fancy
21 Frank Stallone – Far From Over – Universal
22 Sheila – Misery – Warners
23 Todd Rundgren – International Feel – Warners

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Youtube goodness. Dance.

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