DJ Benetti [Whitehouse]
DJ Sebastian Simonetti [Forza Italo]
DJ Stefano Crosserini [Forza Italo]
DJ Overdose [Lunar Disko / The Hasbeens - Rotterdam]
Andy Doyle [aka Andrea D'Olio / Lunar Disko DJs ]
Barry Donovan [aka Barri Di Novano / Lunar Disko DJs]
Shane O'Meara [aka Sergio Omerta / Lunar Disko DJs]
The 6th and final Forza Italo party of 2012 is un grande maximus festino with another two-floor extravaganza to bring us full circle after our debutto back in guigno. This time we welcome our friends Lunar Disko in to make the middle floor of Odessa their very own lunar landing.
Joining us for the evening as our special guest on the Terrazza is the mysterious DJ Benetti. This italo-disco legend has been a regular spinner at parties such as Coca Disco, Zazou, Cry Parrot, Gallery Event in Berlin whilst curat
ing the awesome Disco Caligula mixes as well as compiling an exclusive italo mix for Vice Magazine. A collector as well as a DJ, don’t get too close to his dischi d’oro or he’ll cut your hands off. Serving up white-hot-house Hi-NRG and Italo platters, DJ Benetti will see Forza out of 2012 with une stile massimo.
Our guest DJ Benetti also shares with us a passion for classic Giallo and as such has selected a personal favourite, “Death Laid an Egg”. No amount of words can do justice to this wilful, bizzare, almost art-house giallo. Director Giulio Questi has the honour of creating one of the best-looking, but hardest to follow, Italian thrillers of all time, with the influence of French maestro Jean-Luc Godard going some way to explain it’s impenetrable plotline and experimental meandering.
Our featured slice of calcio will be the European Cup semi-final 2nd leg between Roma and Dundee United. A more spite-filled tie it is hard to imagine. Leading 2-0 from the first leg Jim McLean took his his side to the Stadio Olimpico which had been transformed into a latter day Coliseum, where they were to play the role of the Christians. Amid allegations of drug-taking the tie was rearranged for the middle of the afternoon, presumably to take maximum advantage of the effects of the Roman sun on the pasty Scots. The hateful atmosphere continued in the stands with the giallorossi pelting the United players with apples and oranges as well as displaying welcoming banners in English such as "GOD CURSE DUNDEE UNITED", "McLEAN FUCK OFF" and "ROMA HATES McLEAN HE'S A ****".
Meanwhile on the Lunar landing, Lunar Disko presents...
DJ Overdose aka Model Man [Lunar Disko / The Hasbeens - Rotterdam]
Lunar Disko DJ's [Andy Doyle / Barry Donovan / Shane O'Meara]
Rotterdam's electro master, DJ Overdose returns to Dublin this festive season at a very special 'Forza Lunar Italo Disko' party. A veteran purveyor of all things electro, hip-hop, and Miami bass, DJ Overdose has been one of the main players in the Dutch electro scene for as many years as we can remember. The Model Man has produced some timeless records as DJ Overdose, and under other aliases / collaborative projects such as, Novamen (with Mr.Pauli), Get it Boyz (with DJ Technician), The Hasbeens (with Alden Tyrell), Dream Disco, and of course more recently as Model Man. He has graced the wax of labels such as Murder Capital, Bunker, Viewlexx, Monotone, Strangelife, Clone, W.T. Records, and of course Lunar Disko, with another DJ Overdose 12" on LDR hitting the streets in the not too distant future! ;)
His DJ skills are just as impressive as his back catalogue, a freestyle turntablist, who grew up in a golden age for electro and hip-hop. His DJ sets always encompass the very best in this sound, aswell as modern electro gems from Detroit, Den Haag and beyond. This Hasbeen is sure to have the body's popping on the Odessa dancefloor all night long!
Before signing off, we’d like to thank all the Jocks who have been down to rock the Forza coliseum this year - DJ Ken Hanzlo, DJ Barri Di Novano, DJ Andrea D’Olio, DJ David Vunk, DJ Leonard Rossiter, DJ Sergio Omerta, Kid Machine, DJ Benetti and not forgetting our Minister for Visual Propaganda, Don Manus Sweeney.
Molto grazie to all the dancers & chancers, the schmoozers & carousers, and most importantly, the hammers & heartbreakers that brought us all together on the Forza dancefloor.
We hope to see you one last time in 2012 for this molto grande festino.