PACKSHOT - Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - Cielarko - Gottwax

Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca ‘Cielarko’

Artist: Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca
Title: Cielarko
Label: Gottwax
Cat. #: GOTT04
Format: Vinyl / Digital
Release Date: 22nd July 2022
01 Blanka
02 Flava
03 Verdeta
04 Helblua

Italian legend Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca team up for ‘Cielarko’ on Gottwax this July.

Often mentioned in the same breath as DJing pioneers Francis Grasso, David Mancuso and Nicky Siano, Baldelli’s storied history includes his various long-running residencies, the most well-known being the legendary Cosmic club in Italy, and establishing the now world-renowned ‘cosmic sound’. Teaming up here with his regular production partner DJ Rocca, the duo reunite for four immaculately produced and colourful tracks for Gottwax Records, the record label from the UK’s Gottwood Festival.

Leading the release, ‘Blanka’ brings rolling low end and psychedelic synth work together with floaty yet punchy percussion for a mid-tempo trip. ‘Flava’ follows with sharp staccato drum hits and Italo disco inspired leads, making for a light and playful closer to the A-side. On the flip, ‘Verdeta’ brings twisted basslines, FX-laden licks and wonky drums for a fun and enjoyable track before ‘Helblua’ rounds out the release with light keys, chugging percussion, and catchy riffs.