Friday, 3 July 2009
MASSIMO BARSOTTI D.J. - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Italian electro versions of Led Zepplin songs I hear you say? Yes please!! This leftfield killer is from 1983 & was released on cult Italo label Fuzz Dance.
Not a lot is known of Barsotti & as far as i'm aware this was his biggest & only hit (I may be wrong .. If you've got further info please contact Ghetto Disco HQ).
This is one seriously dirty, sleazy record, Over the years i've heard a lot of covers of this Led Zepplin standard but this is my favourite (But the Blonde on Blonde version is also a guilty pleasure!).
I first came into contact with this track through legendary New Jersey DJ Tony Humphries "Choice" collection on Azuli, According to Humphries this was a big record at his infamous Zanzibar residency in New Jersey where he would dedicate a portion of the evenings selections to the more pitched down, scuzzy & slo-mo sounds that were on offer at the time, This was the period known as "The sleaze section". I have had this track in the bag since then & believe me it works!!
Below is the full 12" version for you enjoy & who knows? Maybe you'll have your own "Sleaze section" at home! Enjoy!
(Just click on arrow on right of player to download MP3 320Kbps)