24 May 2009
Gigi Barocco is here to save electro. Hailing from Italy, he blends good ol' Italian electro like classic Bloody Beetroots and Crookers with Fidget House, resulting in fantastic bangers. This guy is seriously awesome, and I'm pretty sure he DJs in that green robe you see in the picture. He's released an EP on Hervé's label Cheaper Thrills, which is a sub label of his main label, Cheap Thrills (what's the deal with sublabels, Institubes has some too?). I was waiting for Jumpman to post on him, since he showed him to me and said he would, but I figured out that it'd be much easier to just do it myself, might do the same for Edu K, as we've been waiting over a week for that post (it'd be nice if Jumpman added that awesome mix to this post). For all of you who are fans of The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers, Don Rimini, Foamo, Herve, Jack Beats, et al, then Gigi Barocco is a MUST HAVE. He has yet to create an electro track that is beautiful in the way that BBR have, but he's got the insane electro style down.
I Hold The Crown (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Redman
Pure BBR and Crookers influence. This track in particular may not be his most original, but it fucking KILLS. It will make everyone smile and remember the good ol' days when you were first discovering electro. Currently on loop.
Puah (Original Mix) - Gigi Barocco
Great electro, and a fantastic hip-hop section in the middle. This will destroy the crowd. Taken from Puah EP (Cheaper Thrills)
Pumpin Up The Meter (Original Mix) - Gigi Barocco
Track #2 on Puah EP
The Rhythm (Original Mix) - Gigi Barocco
Gotta love those piano chords during the buildups. Track #3 on Puah EP.
My Baby (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Ninfa
Hold Mee (Gigi Barocco Remix) - KICK-OH!
Think AbOOt The Way - Gigi Barocco vs. Ice MC
Pure Fidget, he even uses that one breakbeat sample that every Fidget producer loves, but I still can't figure out what its from.
Where Is It? - Gigi Barocco and Blatta & Inesha
The samples they use are interesting, and I'll leave it at that. Just wait for the end... I feel like I should be checking out Blatta & Inesha too.
Play With It (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Breakdown
More awesome piano chords, and that fucking sample again, please someone remind what it is. Even Fake Blood uses that shit.
Chapa (Original Mix) - Gigi Barocco
Crack House Talk (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Jackmaster
Delorean (Gigi Barocco Remix) - Gooseflesh
I love the high sound he uses in this one.
Chapa (Timofey & Bartosz Brenes Remix) - Gigi Barocco
Chapa (Mario K Be Trash Remix) - Gigi Barocco