Various Artists – StudioLo – The 90’s Afro Cosmic Era
Antinote present StudioLo – The 90’s Afro Cosmic Era, a compilation focused on the ‘Cosmic Style’ popularised by Italian DJs like Daniele Baldelli and Beppe Loda in the last two decades of the 20th Century. Often operating at around 100 bpm, the cosmic sound was a big influence on progressive house and trance. It has also recently gone through a resurgence due to a new wave of labels – Planet Euphorique, Antinote themselves – re-tooling the cosmic style for a new generation. StudioLo – The 90’s Afro Cosmic Era showcases some choicest grooves from the style’s first wave. Combining influences from worldbeat, dub, Balearic house and post-punk, these tunes remain potent after all these years.