Minimood [EP]

by Solo (aka Stefano Ritteri)

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One of the things that define the Sound Pellegrino sound is our passion for a certain brand of House music that revolves around samples. We are proud to come from a Hip Hop background and we consider the art of sampling to be a valid, crucial and inevitable part of music-making today. We celebrate and admire the beauty in creating a new piece of music out of pre-existing fragments of popular culture, the genius of sound collage–taking a song out of its context and into the club, putting something old under the spotlight and making it new again. All of this is exciting to us, that’s why we couldn’t be more proud to release a single by the master of modern sample-based house himself, Italian-born London resident SOLO.

You might know the man from his frequent Mowgli and Crookers collaborations, his work as a sound engineer for Zombie Disco Squad, Riva Starr and Hanna Holland to name a few, his Deadfish and Dirtybird releases and his countless remixes. The thing that ties it all together is his genuine love for the exploration of sound, production techniques, and his search for the perfect sample.

“Minimood” is SOLO doing what he is best known for: playful and percussive sounds from oddly familiar sources gelling into a piece of as-yet-unnamed music, somewhere in between minimal and fidget–dare we say midget? Hell no, this is more of an axe-swirling drunken dwarf thang. Pumping and bouncy yet slick and dandy.

In the backstage area of a notorious Oslo club, ROUND TABLE KNIGHTS were referred to by a bunch of sinister Sound Pellegrino alumni, who shall remain anonymous, as “the ZZ Top of house”. Facial hair considerations aside, these two dudes from the land of chocolate and cheese keep getting better with every track. We’ve kept an eye on them since their contribution to Jean Nipon & Orgasmic’s “Eurogirls” compilation, which we like to see as the blueprint of Sound Pellegrino. It’s only right that we ended up asking them for a remix of “Minimood”. They delivered a mini-funky-techy house monster, surpassing all of our expectations. A moving example of tasteful, intricate yet groovy dance music with an infrabass that will tickle your brain as much as it massages your butt.

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released November 3, 2009

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Sound Pellegrino Paris, France

Label founded by Teki Latex & Orgasmic in 2009. and run by Emile Shahidi in Paris.

50 EPs, 5 compilations, Matthias Zimmermann album out 10 June 2016.

We mostly release instrumental music that isn't all that easy to mix and don't do a lot of vinyl. Is it still OK to like us?
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