Treetops: Punctuation, A “Party”! with Daniele Baldelli

14 Jul 2018 Saturday
15 Jul 2018 Sunday

Treetops: Punctuation, A “Party”! with Daniele Baldelli

10:00 pm - 04:00 am
$15-$25 adv

We’re bringing The Godfather of Cosmic Disco to Brooklyn for a four hour set on July 14th. If you know him, you know you should be here. And if you don’t know him, you’re in for a delightful surprise. He’s been djing for almost 50 years and is an absolute master, blending an incredible breadth of styles to create a magical atmosphere that takes the crowd on a deep journey until they lose themselves in the magic.

There’ll be exclamations, quotations, and full stops, period.

Baldelli Mix, profile, and interview on RA

Joel Dubin and Eric Holt will be b2b for two hours to open things up.

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.”