Cielarko by Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca

Italian legends Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca team up for Cielarko on Gottwax Records this month.

Cielarko by Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca Art by Gottwax Records

Often mentioned in the same breath as DJing pioneers Francis Grasso, David Mancuso, and Nicky Siano, Daniele Baldelli's storied history includes his various long-running residencies, the most well-known being the legendary Cosmic club in Italy, and establishing the now world-renowned cosmic sound. Teaming up here with his regular production partner DJ Rocca, the duo reunites for four immaculately produced and colorful tracks for Gottwax Records, the record label from the UK's Gottwood Festival.

Leading the release, "Blanka" brings rolling low-end and psychedelic synth work together with floaty yet punchy percussion for a mid-tempo trip. "Flava" follows with sharp staccato drum hits and Italo disco-inspired leads, making for a light and playful closer to the A-side. On the flip, "Verdeta" brings twisted basslines, FX-laden licks, and wonky drums for a fun and enjoyable track before "Helblua" rounds out the release with light keys, chugging percussion, and catchy riffs.

Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca - Cielarko
Release Date July 2022
Label Gottwax Records

01. Blanka
02. Flava
03. Verdeta
04. Helblua

Mathias Haegglund Code Collector, Globetrotter, and Occasional Gamer.