Chris Coco and Luca Averna`s Sueño Mediterráneo, on Minimalsoul Recordings, is actually more of a homage to the history of house, than a chilled-out affair. The opening Mare might be a mellow sundown Spanish stroll but the album’s ten tracks travel tempos all the way up to tribal-techno-esque bangers and back again. Touching on memorable proto Italo moments, early Chicago relics, and `90s classics. Tunes that were no doubt staples during Chris` residency at Brighton`s Zap, The Coco Club. The distinctly danceable rhythms, topped with introspective melodies – deep with strings, sighs, sequences, and whistles – nostalgic echoes of rave. Garage divas, beatific bleeps, and the blissed out vibes of The Beloved’s Sun Rising. High Waves is built on a beat borrowed from Vaughan Mason’s Raze.
American jazz composer, keyboardist, bandleader & occasional percussionist.
He was born on 12. June 1941 and lived until 9. February 2021 .
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Luca Averna & Chris Coco | Sueño Mediterraneo
180g LIMITED EDITION | PRESS: [100x] (2×12″LP)
Minimalsoul™ is proud to present its only vinyl release of the year 2020. Needless to say, the Covid-19 pandemic hit us hard as it did with many other players within the underground electronic music community. Therefore, we decided to concentrate our efforts on a single release this year, considering its unique feature being our 20th vinyl-catalog release.
“Sueño Mediterráneo” meets our primary goals of then and now: expanding our sonic horizon and telling a story in music that focuses on the human being, the soul, and the essential things to appreciate in life. “Sueño Mediterráneo” is a two-hand effort by the Italian DJ and producer Luca Averna (elsewhere also known as Jay Green) and the UK House veteran DJ and producer Chris Coco.
Luca moved to Ibiza permanently a few years back, firmly wanting to live the isle differently, appreciating the rustical life of the western hills with his beloved wife, dog, turntables, vinyl records, and drum machines. Chris is an Ibiza regular since the 90s, and during the last two decades, he has become one of the most respected figures within the island’s Balearic scene.
After meeting a couple of years ago, they decided right away to produce music together, giving birth to this “Sueño Mediterráneo” project, with the desire to pay tribute to the 90s Italo Dream House, celebrate a newborn friendship, and their shared love for the White Island.
All tracks written & produced in 2018 by Chris Mellor and Luca Averna,
between Ibiza and London and using the following gear:
Roland® TR 606,626,707,909; Yamaha RX5, Yamaha DX7, Korg M1.
Guitar in ‘Mare’ By Micko Roche.
Bass Guitar in “Walearic Dub” By Yusuke.
Vocals in “Underwater” By Louis Van Johnson.
Vocals in “Il Tempio Dell’Amore” By Luca Averna.
Mastered by Rune Lindbaek.
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