Flankup welcomes Ankle Release to the list with an impressive release packed with disco / nu-disco tracks in 3 warm house cuts and deep grooves.
The meeting of the HipHop-Underground culture of Triplex and the more Disco-Funk side of Fabietto Delgado are the perfect fusion of styles that combine these killer disco tracks.
With just one release on Masterwork Music (2018), the Italian producer duo is just getting started. And as far as beginnings go, this release on Flankup will definitely open up some eyes and ears on the entire house scene.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Ankle Release and this has been the result. Enjoy it!
- Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
All good thanks! I’m here in my town on lake Como North Italy
- When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I used to have another project called Melgado with a friend of mine (Roberto Praianò), meanwhile I started a collaboration with Nico that soon became a new project, Ankle Release. In both projects I’m the one that takes care of samples and ideas but not that much the technical aspects…
- How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
House – Deep House – Nu Disco in my opinion. That is the sound that we generally push mostly. It is the result of the union of our musical background: Funk-hip hop for Nico and House-disco for me.
- Could you tell us about each Dodgems track?
The opening track catapults you into the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere of the «Dodgems»; loud music and a festive atmosphere, nu-disco sounds are the right way to have fun driving, driven by the low frequencies of the sample that presses to the end. Lap after lap, going down will be the most difficult challenge.
«Chairoplane» is a whirlwind of emotions ready to explode. As soon as you sit down, the vocal disco sample kicks off the first round. The speed increases and in the central part the Rhodes piano opens up which leads to an incredible solo: throbbing heart and trembling legs like in the middle of the dancefloor.
The evening lights remind us that we are towards the end, the b-side of the ep is entirely dedicated to the third and last track. «Matterhorn» is the perfect ending to this fascinating playful journey through grooves reminiscent of Italo-Disco and a pressing Moog bass that lead the mind to dance under a starry sky on a midsummer night.
- How do you feel about advertising on Flankup?
Well, we first met Flankup Recordings simply buying their first releases because we like the sound so much, in particular the first Paolo’s EP (Discojuice – Butterfly EP). First we didn’t know that he and the label were Italian and also that they were from Milan, so not far from where we live. Big surprise!!
Then we got in touch with Francesco and starting from there was love at first sight eheheh
People like us, humble people, super helpful and moved from a sincere and infinite passion for music.
Super professional in both studio skills and running the label… what more could we ask for?
This is simply the truth!
- What artists are you interested in these days?
During these days I’m very desperate because the «The Do!! You!!!» radio show by Charlie bones on NTS its over! That show really inspires me everyday…and now I feel lost!
- How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
After the first release on Masterworks Music that was very satisfying, we decided to continue on that sound, always with our touch that comes from our influences: Hip Hop & Funk for Nico and Disco & House for Fabio. So here we are with our Ep with Disco/Funk flavour, always dancefloor oriented.
- How would you define your sound?
My roots are definitely House music. I was almost there when House music was born and I saw the rising and the evolution of the genre…
During the years I’ve started to open up my musical knowledge: first of all obviously Disco Music, that of course is the beginning of all, then Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, a lot of Brazilian and world music in general…
So I’ve started to insert all these influences in my dj sets mixing everything with the last House and Techno releases to make it much more eclectic. That was quite natural at the end..
- Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
At the moment I have my monthly radio show on mondonero.org called Groovemarket where I play all the genres I wrote up here and not only.