We are pleased to premiere ‘You Can’t Stop The Feeling’, taken from ‘M’, the new album by North of Loreto, available worldwide on digital platforms from July 17th.
NoLo is the electronic side project from Italy’s own Bassi Maestro, revered Hip hop legend, dj and platinum producer. He has also beats for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., Joell Ortiz, Jim Jones, Lloyd Banks and others
An ultra-limited edition (15 copies) hand pressed by Bassi himself at his mastering studios will be exclusively available via the label on Bandcamp.
About ‘You Can’t Stop The Feeling’, NoLO says: “A classic house piano and some vocal samples, paying tribute to those early Steve Hurley days, this tune is a soulful hard knocking dance floor filler”.
One year passed since the first North of Loreto’s release came out, the self-titled album was a strictly ‘80s electro funk and boogie tribute project, with a lot of soul influenced tracks and many international guests from the likes of legendary rapper Domino (US), talk box master Diamond Ortiz (US) and Italy’s singer Ghemon. The album received praise worldwide, as were the multiple 7” singles from the album including the infamous ‘Plastic love’ remake (featuring JP boogie queen Saucy Lady) plus a series of exclusive vinyl-only edits and reworks (Nolo Edits vol.1 and 2).
‘M’ sets a new path for NoLo, this time Bassi pays tribute to the early days of house music, with references to the classic New York and Chicago sound of the late ‘80s and ‘90s, that formed Bassi as a young dj at the start of his career; with infectious 303 acid bass lines and vocal samples over dope drum patterns, plus a couple of Italo oriented disco tracks, the project is clearly tiltin hat to the dancefloor. Fabio “Veezo” Visocchi, keyboard master from the Jaxx Madicine collective, gives his jazzy touch on “The House The Funk” and “Acid shit”, while singer Paul Astro performs the poignant Italo dance ‘Take me home’.
‘M’ stands for many things: M for Milano, known for its gloomy and fierce skyline, M for Music that constantly fuels Bassi’s enthusiasm, M for Munari, the world renowned designer that put his city on the map of art from the mid ‘50s till late ‘70s. The album cover is a rework of Munari’s “negativo-positivo” series, a revisited tribute to his abstract art.
North of Loreto is Milano’s most talked neighbourhood, a new home for a large community of artists and creatives, where Bassi lives and has been working and making music for the past 11 years.ElectronicSoulHouseBuy on Bandcamp