Nicola Conte & Gianluca Petrella – Sun Song / Nigeria
For those who love digging into the dancefloor world but haven’t discovered the pleasure of Detroit Nu-Disco and Afro Spiritual Funk yet, the duo Conte/Petrella has just delivered their brand new 12-inch EP “Sun Song / Nigeria”, an essential chapter that will hopefully lead to a proper full-length album release. This release follows by just a few months the previous Conte & Petrella EP “African Spirits / New World Shuffle” (SCEP 480).
“Nigeria”, the afro-jazz track on the B-side, can also count on external collaborations with two special guests: the young pianist Seby Burgio and the critically acclaimed drummer Tommaso Cappellato (Ropeadope Records, Jazz Re:Freshed). The other composition, “Sun Song”, is a delightful journey into Detroit-influenced contemporary disco whose mesmerising and hypnotic samples bring the listener into a buoyant ecstatic trance.
This new 12” brings to the fore the value of new musical encounters and expresses the artists’ desire to constantly dig, discover and share their endless love for music.
released February 26, 2018
Produced by Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella
“Sun Song” written by Nicola Conte, Gianluca Petrella and Andrea Fiorito
Recorded at Sorriso Studio, Bari, Italy
Sound engineer: Tommy Cavalieri
“Nigeria” written by Nicola Conte and Gianluca Petrella
Recorded at Blue Spirit Studio, Milan, Italy
Seby Burgio – organ, Wurlitzer, Moog bass
Tommaso Cappellato – drums
Mastered by Tommy Cavalieri at Sorriso Studio, Bari, Italy
By Michael Terzian Wed August 1, 2018