Fresh off the back of releasing their debut album, Details, Italian titans Neverdogs keep dishing out sultry tech house grooves like it’s nothing. The album, released back in June, features weighty collaborations and is a mix of both peak-time bombs and dreamy yet powerful intense numbers. Tommy Paone and Marco De Gregorio first met in Florence, playing the Italian club circuit, but soon made their mark on the White Isle. They’ve since launched Bamboleo, the label they run alongside BPM Festival’s Andrea Giungato and Phil Pulitano. The duo’s mix for us cruises through driving house tracks in a sleek, elegant style, dipping into floaty summery territory throughout. It showcases a whole bag of unreleased music from the imprint, and at the duo’s all night long set in Room One this Sunday, we should get another taste of what Bamboleo is all about.
Calvin Clarke – Overdose [Bamboleo]
Cosmin Horatiu – Milk&Egg [Bamboleo]
Sebastian Ledher – Brick Lane [Bamboleo]
Sebastian Ledher, Kled Baken, Daniel Meister – Lose Yourself [Play Groove]
Rossi – Patience [Unreleased]
Manuel De Lorenzi – Fun Like This [Bamboleo]
Neverdogs – Ducks From Mars [Bamboleo]
Neverdogs – Volca [Bamboleo]
Dimmish – Twister [No Art]
Leonado Gonnelli, Matteo Gatti – Feeling High [Moan]
Neverdogs – Sin Parar [Bamboleo]
Archie Hamilton – Make The Difference feat. Mr. V [Moscow]
Roberto Surace – Sintonia [Bamboleo]
So what have you been up to recently?
We’ve been working in the studio a lot recently. We’ve been planning the releases on Bamboleo and touring.
Did you have a theme in mind for the mix?
Fresh deep tech, with house influences.
The mix heavily features material from your label, Bamboleo. How do you typically go about finding the music you want to release?
We have an email for demos, which we check every week. We particularly look forward to contacting artists we like directly.
How does this mix compare to what you’re likely to play during an all night long performance?
The mix is basically a recap of what we will play this weekend.
Do you think it’s important to build a night slowly when you’re playing for a longer period?
For sure, the most important part of each set is the warm-up. It's where we begin to build a musical dialogue with the audience on the dancefloor. Once we do that, we can start to express ourselves more freely and tell our story all the way up until the last track.
What do you think is the most challenging period of the night to play during an all night long set?
We believe the warm-up is the most challenging part of the night, as this is where we set the whole mood up. It requires restraint and a willingness to draw for less obvious tracks, while connecting with the crowd at the same time. It's also very important to choose the right music for the right space.
This year has seen the release of your Details LP – how has the reaction to the record been?
Yes, our album has just been released and has been a success. Sin Parar rose in the charts, and we’re happy with the result.
This is your first time playing with us – have you ever visited the club before? What’s the main thing you’ve heard or are expecting?
We’ve been living in London for about 15 years, so of course we know fabric, and have partied there many times. Marco's first time was in 2003. One of the best sound systems in the world, and one of the best clubs in the world.
What else are you up to at the moment?
We are currently planning more Bamboleo releases and showcases for next winter.