‘Move Your Body’ is the seductive new collaboration from 2 of Italy’s finest soulful producers, Haldo & Fabrizio Marra, who together, alongside the absolutely stunning Stephanie Cooke on vocals, deliver a truly beautiful slice of dance floor soul. This giant package offers a wide variety of flavours including Haldo’s gorgeous dowtempo ‘Original Lounge Mix’, which features beautiful jazz piano licks that really compliment Stephanie’s wonderful tones, before upping the pace with a classy house groove on his ‘Different Mix’, whilst Fabrizio works up a sensual deep house ‘Dub Mix’. The release also includes mixes from fellow Italian’s Max Scatti with a deep afrocentric vibe; Francesco Cofano laying on a jazzy house groove; Millitone brings a deep, melancholic tone; soulful trio Da Soul, Fabry Diglio & Mad Boss get busy with their beat craft and catchy synth hooks. Dj-E-Ro drives the track into the peak hour with a bouncy old school bass and to close out, Odo Makes A Smile works his electronica magic with a sprinkling of Nu Disco dust.
Aldo “Haldo” Carpanzano has been the resident DJ for one of the most important clubs in Southern Italy (Rebus Disconight) for over 20 years. It plays host to DJs like Little Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, Ralphi Rosario, Victor Simonelli among other big names. Haldo is also a musician and producer who has worked with many artists, releasing on labels such as Clubstar, Tony Records, Transport, Equal, and Adaption Music among others. Together with Geppy “Mischibo” Amoruso, he formed The Desansis Project, releasing their ‘Slowfeed’ album on Clubstar – a chill out production, considered by critics as one of the most elegant and sophisticated in the lounge music world. Almost all the album tracks have been licensed to compilations including The Best Of Café Ibiza, Caffè Ibiza Vol 7, Buddha Club, Brax Feel Good, G Lounge 1/2, just to name a few. Haldo owns several record labels including Proceed Records. In January 2012 he launched Rebus Records (A division of Proceed Records), with his own collaboration with Pierre Ravan titled ‘Spiritual Meandering’. The philosophy of Rebus Records is to produce timeless music without following the passing trends of the moment, through joint projects with artists around the globe: a universal collaboration for universal music. Other release to date include Odo Makes A Smile ‘Superfly’ and Haldo ft Silvio Gigante ‘Higher Ground’.
Milan Born DJ and producer Fabrizo Marra has been entertaining the masses for over twenty years. In 2007 he teamed up with Paul Wiltshire and created the alias ‘BPM’. Together they produced two releases featuring UK vocalist Pete Simpson – ‘Dance With Me’ and ‘Sing It’ on labels Look At You and Reelgroove Recordings. Fabrizio has since worked and released with many artists including Donald Sheffey (Musoul Rec), Andre Harris (So What) and Marco Soundlee & Maggie Smile (Liberate), among others. He also owns his own label, Bellavita with a artists including Deep Trouble and Eaze. As a DJ Fabrizio Marra has played at clubs in London, Barcelona, New York, Miami (WMC), Ibiza, Dubai, as well as being sought after in many Italian clubs back home where he plays regularly at Byblos in Milan.
Jersey girl, Stephanie Cooke performed Gospel churches and wrote he first song at the tender age of 15. To date Stephanie has released numerous incredible songs, many on King Street Sounds, including classics ‘Excuses’, ‘Love’s Been Right Here’, ‘Rain (Let It All Come Down)’, ‘Holding On To Your Love’, and her delicious debut album ‘Everything’. She has also released records on Consortium Muzik, D Sharp, Camio, MN2S, Blaze Imprints, Global Soul Music, more recently collaborating with UPZ, Kenny Bobien, Salah Ananse and Roland Clark, to name a few. In terms of vocalists, Stephanie is a treasured voice of beauty who boasts a wonderful collection of works spanning 18 years.
1 Haldo Original Lounge Mix
2 Haldo Different Mix
3 Fabrizio Marra Dub Mix
4 Max Scatti Mix
5 Francesco Cofano Soulful Mix
6 Millitone Afro Deep Mix
7 Da Soul, Fabry Diglio & Mad Boss Mix
8 Dj-E-Ro Mix
9 Odo Makes A Smile Mix
‘Move Your Body’ will be released on March 15th 2013 on Rebus Records (Italy).