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Daniele Baldelli

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Legendary Italian dj known for playing slow, chuggy, cosmic disco sets.

From the public dance hall to the disco, from the smooch to the shake,
from the orchestra to the deejay. Daniele Baldelli, one of the first Italian deejays, talks about and reveals the secrets of an era.

Before the 1970s, the disco didn’t exist. In the dance hall, live music reigned. Afterwards, people started to dance to records as an alternative or as a musical break for the orchestras. Here, we saw the birth of the first dee-jays. They had simply to put on one record after another. It will only be later on when they are able to superimpose one or more pieces, mixing songs … expressing their own ability. They will become artists skilful at playing with records, reaching a very high standard, divulging all their musical expertise and knowledge. Investing in musical research and techniques. Let’s venture together, on this fascinating journey of discovery in a profession that has made history……

1969 saw the professional birth of Daniele Baldelli.
It all started, almost by chance, when he was a youngster. He was discovered by a talent scout who was the owner of the TANA CLUB DISCOTEQUE (and had been in France, where he had seen some music bars called: discotheques). So he was interviewed by the disco owner who offered him the job of “putting on the records” as the word Disc-Jockey, at least in Italy, hadn’t been coined yet).
Neither mixer or pre-listening device existed, his task was limited to programming records one after the other that had already been chosen by the disco owner.

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