We’re bringing The Godfather of the Afro Cosmic sound to Brooklyn for a four hour set on July 14th! If you know him, you know you should be here. Don't know him? You’re in for a delightful surprise.
An absolute master with 50 years of experience, he blends a wide breadth of styles to create atmospheric magic and take you on a dazzling surreal journey
Baldelli Mix, profile, and interview on RA
Joel Dubin and Eric Holt will be b2b for two hours to open things up.
Now what's this Punctuation business? Here is a pre-emptive TL/DR for those who need a quick shot-Wear black and white, and perhaps some punctuation marks about your person. Perhaps some exclamations, quotations, and full stops-period.
Now-for the rest of you on the toilet...here's the pitch:
"Oh Treetops, what the HELL are you doing now?"
"Punctuation." we state.
"Punctuation?" you query
"PUNCTUATION!" we exclaim!
"..." you pause
"Exactly" Treetops affirms.
Wear something that punctuates. Are you an ampersand, you swiftly curving sexy and then some beast? Are you hanging in the air, an apostrophe pluralizing with proliferation? Do you quote in coy, strange style? Perhaps you present nothing but a quandary to all situations around you. OR DO YOU JUST KINDA MAKE EVERYTHING SUPER EFFING LOUD?!?!?!?!
Ellipsis, stand up. Comma comma comma show us your best oxfords. Are you truly parenthetical on the inside?
Hyphenated or Non-Hyphenated? My, my! Where the underscores at? Underline? Oh god, the HASHTAGS are here! And they brought the asterisks! Omit! Omit!
So, uh...yeah. Puntuation! no no PUNCTUATION!
Another lovely writeup of Baldelli, this time by Andrew Leahy:
“A founding father of the Cosmic Disco sound, Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli rose to prominence with his mixture of European electronica, synth pop (often played at slower speeds), equalizer effects, and ethnic folk music. Baldelli's use of African and Brazilian material helped distinguish his style from Italo disco, which permeated the clubs of Northern Italy during the 1970s. Taking up residence at the Cosmic, a venue by Lake Garda, he introduced club goers to a worldly, hypnotic sound during the late '70s and early '80s. Although the Cosmic Disco movement slowed down as the '80s progressed, Baldelli's reputation allowed him to extend his career into the following decades.
Baldelli was born in 1952 in the tourist town of Cattolica, where he made his DJ debut at the age of 17. After logging several years at the Tabu Club, he was recruited to take his record-spinning expertise to Baia, which in turn led to a multi-year residency at Cosmic. The infamous club opened in April 1979 and was instrumental in developing Baldelli's signature sound, which took influence from the club's drug culture (namely heroin, which caused its users to dance slowly) and the waning popularity of traditional dance music. Drug problems forced many clubs to close during the 1980s, but Baldelli's influence persevered into the 21st century, aided in part by such compilations as Cosmic Sound and Baia Degli Angeli 1977-1978.”