Davide Squillace Techno Remix of Doomed To Live (GOMORRA) Crosstown Rebels
Mokadelic – Doomed to Live is the theme tune to the hit Sky original series Gomorra. In celebration of the enchanting classic, Crosstown Rebels unite Davide Squillace, who provides two equally impressive ‘Ethnik’ and ‘Techno’ remixes; Baldelli & Dionigi, who produce two stunning ‘Nu Disco’ and ‘Dub’ remixes; and Lele Sacchi, who serves up a scintillating house cut.
Based on the acclaimed book of the Neapolitan writer Roberto Saviano, Gomorra, is focused on the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, depicting street-level crime and its hierarchical organization from the pavement, all the way up to regional government offices. The original theme tune played a significant part in the success of the show and was quickly commissioned to be remixed. The end result of which is a stunning five-track release featuring a selection of Italy’s seminal artists, who each represent a different aspect of the country’s long-standing affiliation to club music and culture.
Davide Squillace’s Ethnik remix of Doomed to Live opens the EP in a tribal fashion, as hollow drums pave the way for a soothing, emotionally charged piano key that runs alongside shimmering Maraca sounds. In contrasting fashion, the Techno remix begins faster, as a gritty kick drum pulsates against rattling hi hats before a calming, piano key is once again brought in. Baldelli and Dionigi’s Nu Disco remix combines cosmic synth stabs alongside otherworldly pads to form a meaningful astral cut, whilst the duos Dub mix features swinging drum solos and an infectious wooing vocal throughout. Rounding off the EP, Lele Sacchi serves up a melodic, synth-laden house cut that perfectly rolls whilst staying true to the Mokadelic original.
Born in Italy’s Siena, it was a trip to London that ignited Davide Squillace’s passion for electronic music. The Italian native debuted as a Circoloco resident in 2007, and has founded multiple labels since, including Sketch, Hideout and Titbit.
Another Italian native, Daniele Baldelli is a veteran of the scene and considered by many to be the pioneer of Cosmic Disco, a sound that first came about during his club residencies at Italy’s Cosmic and Baia Degli Angeli.
On top of this, Baldelli’s collaborator Marco Dionigi held a residency at Verona’s Alter Ego club for twenty years.
Lele Sacchi is another stalwart of Italy’s electronic music scene, twelve year residency at renowned Milan institution Magazzini Generali.
Release date: May 17th, 2019
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Catalog no: CRM217
01. Doomed To Live (Davide Squillace Ethnik Remix)
02. Doomed To Live (Davide Squillace Techno Remix)
03. Doomed To Live (Baldelli & Dionigi Nu Disco Remix)
04. Doomed To Live (Baldelli & Dionigi Dub Mix)
05. Doomed To Live (Lele Sacchi Remix)