domingo, 15 de mayo de 2016
Francesco Del Garda: The highly-rated Italian selector steps up
Francesco Del Garda is one of the happiest-looking DJs you're ever likely to see. Grinning while moving from turntable to mixer to record bag, it usually looks like he's having as much as anyone in the crowd. Beneath Del Garda's cheery demeanour, though, is a highly skilled selector with an impressive record collection. He's been honing his technique since the '90s, developing an on-point style that allows him to smoothly blend UK garage, '90s house, oddball techno and electro. Based in Italy, Del Garda is a key player in a loosely defined scene that also includes DJs like the Berlin-based Binh, Nicolas Lutz and the recently-profiled Onur Özer (you can occasionally catch them all playing at the same party). These DJs take as much pride in their rare finds as they do in their technique. Their style and attitude is obviously infectious: Del Garda and co. are currently among the busiest and best-loved DJs on the scene.
We get the real Francesco Del Garda experience on this week's podcast. The same bounce and warmth you hear in the Italian's club sets underlies the house, garage and electro, all of it deftly spliced together.
- Resident Advisor