We’ve certainly been spoiled for choice with Italian dream house reissues as of late, but none as comprehensive as this new collection compiled by Young Marco (Gaussian Curve, Dekmantel) for his Safe Trip label. This gorgeous music inherits the lush pads and strings from Detroit techno and the sophisticated elegance of classic New York house, all while tactfully dodging the cheese that often permeates Eurodance, Italo and other strains of Italian dance music. Drop the needle on Volume 3 opener, "Resounding Seashell" by Jacy or Z9's "Welcome To Paradise (Nightfly Version)" on Volume 2 to see what I mean. This third installment boasts 11 of the rarest dream house tracks from some of the lesser known acts of the scene, though a few of the bigger names are present. Highlights include Optik's "Illusion," with its smooth synth bass, Green Baize's tribal inflected "Tramp Heart" and the New York vibes of Deep Choice's "Children Trip." Double vinyl pressing housed in pic sleeve designed by Steele Bonus, includes full color printed insert with liner notes. Recommended.
- double vinyl pressing
- includes printed insert
- music label: Safe Trip 2018
reviewed by deanut pust 07/2018