Dino Lenny ‘I’ve Learned That’

Artist: Dino Lenny
Title: I’ve Learned That
Remixer: Shadow Child, Jonathan Kaspar, and Dino Lenny & Fed Conti
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Cat. #: CRM288
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 17th March 2023
1. I’ve Learned That
2. I’ve Learned That (Dino Lenny & Fed Conti Remix)
3. I’ve Learned That (Shadow Child Classic Mix)
4. I’ve Learned That (Jonathan Kaspar Remix)

Dino Lenny returns to Crosstown Rebels with his latest single ‘I’ve Learned That’, accompanied by remixes from Shadow Child and Jonathan Kaspar – plus his own take with Fed Conti.

A regular on labels including Afterlife, Ellum, Innervisions, and Diynamic, London-based Italian-born DJ/producer and Fine Human Records boss Dino Lenny’s solo and collaborative catalogue continues to grow as he features as one of the most consistent names within the worlds of house and techno. Having released his first EP on the label in 2019, he now returns to Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels for a second outing with the release of his touching new single ‘I’ve Learned That’ – which is one of a collection of records dedicated to his daughter – with remixes from Shadow Child, Jonathan Kaspar, and his own interpretation alongside Fed Conti.

“My daughter Victoria is seven years old. Since she was born, I always felt I had to make sure she knew about me straight away. You never know how much time you have. At first, I was going to write a diary with all my thoughts and stuff like that. But if she’s a little bit like me, she’d probably pick up the book a few times and leave it there. So I decided to transform my thoughts for her into songs. ‘I’ve Learned That’ is one of those.” – Dino Lenny.

Shaped by emotive piano keys, blooming strings and refined drums, ‘I’ve Learned’ showcases a rich and heartwarming production taking cues from dance music and beyond as the track’s uplifting and inspiring vocals carry the production across nine minutes of delight.

Beginning the transition towards more traditional electronic spheres, his remix alongside Fed Conti utilises vibrant guitar licks and a luminous bassline to head into a late-night discovery of disco influences. Next, Shadow Child’s ‘Classic Mix’ is a skippy house gem as bumping low-ends work amongst hazy chords, with Jonathan Kaspar’s remix moving deeper via surging synths for a hypnotic and thrilling ride to close.