AF Records presents THE SOUND OF LUGANO
Andrea Festa is a new producer in the Switzerland italian side, his compilation contains tracks by himself and great names as Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Houz Mon from Chicago,Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon from Detroit, Max Durante from Rome. The sound is perfectly balanced between old and nu skool with modern reinterpretation of the Detroit techno and Chicago house scene, a mix due to his youth as a dj grew up in the ninties. Collaborations with Chicago legends as Screamin’ Rachael and Vince Lawrence will be probably next releases on his label AF Records. A label that listening to andrea’s words “has the aim to be a point of reference for new and old generations, lovers of modern grooves and classic rave patterns, a collage of emotions and sounds to bring you in a trip in the electronic music world through the experience and the love for underground music.”
Andrea Festa strikes back with a new release between techno and house, old and nu school.
Meanwhile the double cd "The Sound Of Lugano" from italian Switzerland brings fresh sounds in the dance scene thanks to great collaborations as Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon, Max Durante and Houz'mon,
Basic Acid is a bomb with the keyboard in first line that you can't stop playing..
3 versions, on the B side the legend Woody Mc Bride, aka DJ ESP, signs a remix that changes the track in a techno splinter from dark rave flavours from the nineties and Andrea Festa himself with a progression giving the right meaning to the world minimalism.
Label AF gets its deserved place in the club culture !
Andrea Festa returns with another club bomb. Taken from his double CD "The Sound Of Lugano", the title-track is here in his full remixes glory. First time on vinyl the Mike Dunn rework that was yet an underground classic for those who discovered it on the album, with the funk vocals of the Chicago legend that make this a total house gem. Great news here is a devastating Hardfloor remix, with Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker adding their acid trademark style together with special clubby touches: an anthem that will be high on the DJ's charts. Finally Andrea Festa himself add a new remix of the song, with a minimal Detroit groove that works the vocal for those late night sessions. Another special package from AFRecords.
A fantastic EP for the Swiss label AF Records, the original mix by Andrea Festa taken from the double CD "the sound of Lugano" is a great atmospheric track...The two monsters remixes by "Los Hermanos" & "Tyree Cooper" combined a great "Detroit flavour" (Los Hermanos) with a lot of pads and cool dance floor sound while "Tyree Cooper" give a real touch of class to the package with Piano & voices used at his best !!!!
Andrea Festa is back, this time
with a very hot jam with his friend Dustman Jazz. Both growing up in the Cassarate Square of Lugano city in Switzerland, they share so much musical memories, and this way they decided to lock themselves in the studio to produce a special track. Cassarate Square Brothers is a dymanite funky groove that sounds like techno-soul from Detroit happening in Lugano, so again this is another example of "The Sound Of Lugano", as Andrea called his album a couple of years ago. A serious track for a collaboration that will give new fruits soon!
The brand new single on AFRecords "Led 3", a collection of real house grooves with old-skool flava that will keep your dancefloor on fire. A massive package of five grooves full of jackin' beats, stabs, strings, telephones (...), and different moods from peakin' style attacks to deep early morning stuff.
Supported by DJ's like Stacy Kidd, David Alvarado, Andrea Benedetti and Dave Russel !
The new release from AFRecords is a serious package, in fact a megajam between Andrea Festa, Tali Freak, Wyndell Long and Cut A Kaos. "Detroit Silence" is in the intentions a tribute to Detroit done by the point of view of non Detroit producers, so we have label boss Andrea Festa, Naples roots but living in Lugano, with three storming and hard minimalistic techno stompers that recalls the glorious days of early Jeff Mills and Robert Hood.
Tali Freak from
Naples produce other three tracks, with a clubby and progressive sound full of different influences that will take no prisoners.
And as a cherry on the cake we have two remix, the first by Chicago legend Wyndell Long, and the second by production-maverick from Zurich Cut A. Kaos, both in a devastating ghetto-tech style. "Detroit Silence" is real techno.
AF Records is back with Attraction, brand new single , a full deep-house number with those right keys and right beats that is perfect both for clubbing and listening. The label boss Andrea Festa gives his treatment to the track with the For Japan With Love Remix, dedicated to the victims of the japanese earthqua...ke, that keeps the original mood adding a solid deep techno background. Enjoy.
Andrea Festa returns with his second artist album on his label AFRecords. If his debut album from 2008, "The Sound Of Lugano", was a collection of early tracks full of passion and some great contributes from Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon, Max Durante Houz Mon and DJ Dune, the brand new "Orfano" is a new level in Festa's personal book, a record that speaks about personal experiences in Andrea's life and it does with a real techno sound that will slam both purists and newcomers expectations. Strong, solid, hypnotic techno pieces that while are looking back to luminaries like Jeff Mills, Joey Beltram, Luke Slater and Robert Armani, are going straight into the future.
After exploring the spectrums of old-skool techno sounds with albums like "The Sound Of Lugano" and "Orfano", Andrea Festa this time makes an unexpected clubby number that speaks always old-skool but in a soulful, sunny, anthemic way. Soulful piano-house, sensual vocal cuts, funk stabs, The Future House Of Lugano is a track that is built with passion to find its home in the next Miami Conference and through all the forthcoming summers. Enjoy !
AF Records returns on May 20th with a brand new release, a split with one track by legendary detroitian Terrence Dixon and another by label boss Andrea Festa. Dixon creates Inner Beauty, a hypnotic deep-techno jam with his mesmerizing voice that goes in and out through the entire track. A sure future classic by Terrence. Andrea bangs the box with Education Of Conversion, a jackin\' groove that builds on oscillating keys and funky percussive touches, a real clash between the old and the nu skool and a sure floor filler. Don\'t sleep on these two bombs !
Andrea Festa is back on his AF Records joining forces with Tiziano Trotto for the first single of their new project, Electronic Reverse. They bring two tracks of acid perfection, with Tech Acid that works the floor to boiling levels, and Smile Acid that is a new take on the classic "laugh track", reminiscent of Wink's Don't Laugh.
303 devoted and armed with all kind of analog bombs in their studio, Electronic Reverse are currently busy jamming in studio for taking their magic out live. Watch out !
Brand new release on AF Records "REACt / RISE UP" by Italian producer Toowill aka Wilmer Travagliati, two fire tracks that come in their original forms and together with two brilliants edit verions by Biagio Lana, React is an oscillating beauty that brings a mic of electro, minimal and trancey influences, and Rise Up a darker club track with great atmospherics.
Biagio Lana, a veteran Dj and producer of techno since late 80's extends React in a large building rave track, giving more compact feeling to Rise Up. Dont' miss it !
Brand new package on AF Records "Archives 1.0 - The Remixes", a selection of Andrea Festa tracks remixed by a bunch of masters, from the Detroit classic vibes of the Los Hermanos version of Bora Bora to a club anthem such as The Sound Of Lugano in the Hardloor remix, through the beautiful Terrence Parker house take of Palace Hotel and the full techno assault of King Of Roma - Wyndell Long Rx and Basic Acid - DJ Esp Rx. Don't miss it!
To celebrate the 10 years of activity of AFRecords a total bomb here. The
brand new single by label boss Andrea Festa, Acid Lab, is an acid-house
beauty, and dropping the bomb we have none other that the legend from New
York, Joey Beltram, that with his remix pushed the track to its limits with
his unique, urban style, in a techno assault full of acid energy and sexy
vocal cuts. A solid remix by italian producer Biagio Lana complete this
great package. Don't miss it!
Brand new on AFRecords an unreleased Andrea Festa Remix of his classic collaboration with Mike Dunn, The Sound Of Lugano. While the Dunn version has him going freeform at the microphone on a devastating funk house cut, this remix has the vocals of the Chicago legend flowing on a minimal stabby groove between house and techno reminiscent of the Robert Hood sound. Another bomb from the AFRecords catalogue. You can't sleep on this! 2018
AF 021 Brand new release on AFRecords Andrea Festa Orfano Repainted by Biagio Lana. The classic minimal techno monster title-track by Andrea's 2011 "Orfano" album in this Biagio Lana remix comes through another point of view, with Biagio staying faithful to the stubborn riff of the original but shaking all with a new swing in the hi-hats and adding a mysterious spoken and extra sounds to introduce a new subtle tension and a sense of suspense to the track. Another killer from AFRecords, you can't miss it!
It`s a very special release, as Swiss legend DJ, artist and producer DEE TREE-9 is joining the label for he`s wonderful release "ALPHA EP".
It contains five club grooves of immaculate perfection. The mood starts serene but kicking at the same time with “Morningstar”, before the track brings fire to the scene, with a great crossover of tech-house beats and Detroit electronics.
“Black Lion” is a deep, duby affair with a piano, reminiscent of early Marshall Jefferson productions and almost afterhour vibes. A track, which always works in the medium line between house tradition and synth explorations.
“When it rains into a tuba” does exactly what is says – raining into a Tuba, which blows club magic with its sound to the dancefloor.
“Android” is a killer science-fiction track with Blade Runner undercurrents.
Last but not least. “Aruba” rounds up this awesome release, with an elegiac feeling of a piano-driven touching style and emotive strings, which matches perfectly as the last track of a DJ set.
You can't miss it!
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