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The T Room Sessions 72 // Massimiliano Pagliara & BabyG
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RECORD LABELS: Eskimo, Balihu, Live at Robert Johnson, Meakusma, Rushhour, NeedWant, cosmic club
BIO: born in Tricase (Lecce), in the deep south of Italy. Even as a child, he was always listening to diverse types of music: rap, classical, reggae, dub, and 60’s rock and roll. Hailing from this small village, he and his friends created a little musical world onto themselves,
spending almost every day playing records in his basement and at private
Upon moving to Milan to study in 1997, Massi embarked on an academic career, eventually earning his diploma in theater-dance and choreography at the Scuola d’ Arte Drammatica “Paolo Grassi” in 2001. All the while, he was discovering the fashionable and alternative city’s club scene, his imagination captured by experimental electronic music such as Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, and Mira Calix. Naturally, these avant-garde sounds eventually found their way into Massi’s original choreography.
After school, it was off to the Europe’s underground capital of Berlin. Massi continued his studies in contemporary dance here, but also participated in the explosive techno nightlife, particularly at the now-legendary Ostgut. Massi’s interest in electronic music was peaking and in 2003, he began pursuing DJing with a passion.
He has been spinning at some of the most popular underground clubs, venues and bars in town and in Germany, such as Club 103, SO36, Week-End, Maria , Cookies, NBI (Berlin Hilton), Tape club, Berghain, Pet shop bears, Proxi Club, Tresor, Sabotage, Paloma bar, Möbel olfe, Robert Johnson (Frankfurt) as well as abroad in France, Italy, Denmark, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, UK and Sweden.
Massi describes his style as an eclectic, exotic, groovy, atmospheric and deep mix of house and disco. One might call it current, yet classic.
DJing has since led to production and today Massi has let his obsession with analog synths run wild. You can usually find him holed up in his apartment studio working on his latest productions. But he’s not always alone. Massi has since been collaborating with luminaries around town such as Gui.Tar, Snax, Lemercier and the Lala by, Molly Nilsson, Daniel Wang and Discodromo. The two members of Gui.Tar and Massi have merged to form [sic!], and they have completed a new e.p.
since november 2010 he´s also been collaborating with the brasilian Rotciv and together they started a new project called "the rimshooters".
So, be on the lookout for Massi’s latest releases!
- Cosmic Balearic Beats Vol. 1, mixed CD and digital, features Massi´s track “BU” / Eskimo records, 2008
- Transmissions Florales EP, 12?/ Balihu Records, 12/2008
- Toxic Love EP, 12? and digital/ Live at Robert Johnson Records, 05/ 2009
- Beach Birds / Daniel Wang presents Balihu 1993-2008, 12?, cd and digital/ Rush Hour Records, 2009
- H-EA-L EP, 12? and digital/ Meakusma Records, 2009
- Sensation 9, 12? and digital/ Rush Hour Records, 2009
- keep on dreaming, 12" and digital/ Needwant records, 06/2010
- [SIC!] E.P. (Meakusma Records), 09/2010
- mock & toof/ norman´s eyes/ m. pagliara rmx/ tiny sticks records, 10/2010
- cocktail d´amore sampler 01/ hearthquake by hard ton/m. pagliara rmx/ cdam 02/2011
Baby G started playing records many years ago and since then she hasn't stopped surprising crowds always mixing classics with the newest hot shit. She has travelled all over the place and djed at some of the best clubs around like Meierie Vienna, Fabric London, Café d'Anvers, Dirty Dancing Brussels, Weekend Berlin ,Panorama Bar and Berghain Berlin, Social Club Paris, Le Regine Paris, D edge Sao Paulo and many more.
By the end of the 90's, when the explosion of the Dj culture happened in Spain, G was already an essential Dj of the Barcelona club scene with residencies at clubs like Moog, La Terrraza and Otto Zutz. Also by that time she was responsible for programming some of the biggest clubs in Spain, booking for the first time in the territory djs like Masters at Work, Dj Sneak, Junior Sanchez and more. After sometime djng and booking for other clubs, she decided to organise her own parties, Tribal Vibes and after that, Electric Ladies where she invited artists like Smith & Mighty and 4Hero to play with her. In 2001 she was selected to take part at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York being the first Spanish Dj ever to attend the academy. After that she started playing everywhere from sports events to fashion shows, trades and festivals all over Spain. In 2002 she released her first music production, a remix of one of the most famous Spanish bands: Ojos de Brujo. During 2003 and 2004 she lived in-between Barcelona and London…, in Barcelona she organized the Stayin'Alive disco parties at the most beautiful venue Barcelona ever had, La Paloma (R.I.P.) with guest like Organic Audio (now New Young Pony Club), FreeFormFive, Optimus… and in London, joinet forces with Pete Herbert and created the music project L.S.B. and edited the album "LSB Edits Inc." on their label Superdiscoteca and plays in some great parties at Nodisko, Herbal, Fesh 333, Tyrant Carnival Party, Sancho Panza , Laser Magnetic sharing decks with djs like Bjorn Torske, Maurice Fulton, Serge Santiago, Jesse Rose, Craig Richards, Howie B, Trickski, Dixon and many many more…
Back in sunny Barcelona summer 2005 she organized parties with Chicken Lips, Secret Sundays and D. C. Recordings…
Finally in summer 2006, after 2 years the first L.S.B. single "Original Highway Delight" was released as a limited white label on Belgian label Eskimo Recordings, and was heavily supported by la crème de la cream of the scene. After such success it was re-released at the end of the year with an amazing remix by Mungolian Jet Set. Last year they released their second single on Eskimo "FOG" , the second volume of the Superdiscoteca album and remixes for Ilija Rudman, Golden Bug and Pink Monkey Flower.
2008 was a busy year with the 12” Series of Superdiscoteca, highly acclaimed on the dance floors, the releases of the 3th single on Eskimo “Loco Motion” and remixes for artist like Low Motion Disco, Runaway on labels such as Rekids, Deep Freeze or Skylax.… all together with singing on The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi album on Diskimo and traveling to spread the word of disco to Brazil, France, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Italy, USA, Greece, UK, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, France, Poland and Russia…
2009 has seen the birth of her new music project, Dance Disorder, and their first single My Time was one of the tracks of the summer thanks to the amazing Radio Slave's remixes.
In 2010 was the reselease of Dance Disorder's second single Zusammen on Berlin finest Bpitch Control as well as remixes for labels such as Factor City and Snuff Trax also was the year when BabyG stablished herself as a Berlin resident with gigs at Berghain, Panorama Bar, Badeschiff-Arena and lots of little clubs like Soju, HBC, Jacky Terrace or Lucia.