October 7, 2015
Italian cosmic disco legend Daniele Baldelli invites you into his basement.
For the latest episode in their Collections series, Boiler Room visited Baldelli in his museum-like basement in rural Italy to check out his 65,000-odd records.
Mirroring his heady, genre-hopping sets, the Italian pioneer pulls out everything from Latin, wrong-speed reggae and disco to Berlin-school electronica, like all-time Baldelli favourite Richard Wahnfried’s ‘Time Actor’.
Baldelli even remembers being called out on a record sleeve by some prominent reggae artists (Sly & Dunbar or Mad Professor, he guesses but can’t remember exactly) who were angry about him changing the way their voices sounded with his pitch-shifting.
Watch the full video below and make sure you read this feature on Baldelli’s top 50 records of all-time.