Alex Neri & Federico Grazzini

Italian duo Alex Neri & Federico Grazzini are next up on Steve Lawler’s VIVa imprint to deliver three versions of ‘Desert Rose’, complemented with a deeper ‘NYC Mix’ from the UK’s Burnski who brings his groove to the release.

Alex Neri was part of the band Planet Funk and is also one of the founders of Tenax Records. DJing from a very young age he can now be seen playing all over the world. From working in radio to becoming one of Italy’s most prolific producers, Federico Grazzini spends his time between Italy and Ibiza. He also holds residencies at Cocoricò (Riccione) and The Zoo Project (Ibiza) alongside playing his other worldwide gigs. Their releases as a duo can also be found on the likes on Tenax Rec, Sci+tec and Suara.

Becoming the youngest resident of the Back2Basics club night in Leeds, Burnski soon went on to more success. His releases can be found on Real Tone, Culprit, Hot creations, Poker Flat, 20:20 Vision,  Holic, Tsuba and his own Constant Sound.

Federico Grazzini: “‘Desert Rose’ was created by Alex Neri and myself during a long jam session in the studio playing with vintage analog machines (Roland TR909, Jupiter 8 and Moog Voyager), messing around the main melancholic melody, trying different drum lines and experimenting. We recorded so much material that we decided to give more than one interpretation of the track. Moving in between house and techno, maintaining a strong old school attitude, each version shows a different point of view without missing the soul of the track.” 


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