Artist: Phreek Plus One
Title: Phreek Party
Cat No: CPT 372-2
Format: CD / Download
Quotes: Disco! Boogie! Cosmic Funk! Everything is included among the three Italians with the purposeful sense for maximal “clap-along”-effectiveness. Everybody dance now! GROOVE (2011)
Info: Phreek Plus One are Italy’s most kept secret luminaries in the world of disco. They don’t play at Berlusconi’s secret VIP partys, but they like the Bunga Bunga funk. All in here. Well, they are also associated with jazz, in fact they are jazz connoisseurs and rare record collectors, and approved selectors, as a matter of course top Italien mix DJs. Well, they are musicians, too, but never played the dodgy Italian Acid Jazz, while they were looking for the real cool good Baia Degli Angeli vibe, in fact they are at least inspired by Garage House, soulful 70ties and 80ties disco, Cosmic, Funk, Soul and Jazz.
Their previous released four EPs on Compost Black Label gained really cult status, while some tunes (for example like „Bikini“) caused a fuss on the underground disco circuit and their 12“ are still in demand, heavily played by Harvey, Gerd Janson, Pete Herbert, Tim Sweeney, Chateau Flight, Deetron, Tensnake, Holy Ghost, Sleazy McQueen, Anthony Mansfield, Permanent Vacation, Munk, Pete Tong, Ray Mang, Maurice Fulton and many many others (some selected quotes see below)
So you’ll find here their long awaited debut album „Phreek Party“ full of diced and spiced up boogie, funk house burners, pumping or slick groovin floor fillers, yes soulful disco-fied music, some with sheer blissful vocal contributions by Mr. White, Ovasoul7, Nasreen Shah or the legendary Antena.
Phreek Plus One are: Ivan Savoldi, Alessandro Cattenati, Giovanni Guerretti from Brescia. The project was founded by Ivan Savoldi (Ivan N.) and Alessandro Cattenati for their great love of Disco and funky music, while after some time a new component arrived in PP+1 : Giovanni Guerretti. Ivan Savoldi, better known in the clubland as Ivan N. DJ, producer and remixer, and resident DJ in two of the most important Italian house clubs: the “Fluid Club (Bg) and Amnesia Club (Mi)” ; furthermore and nowadays he is playing DJ sets in the most important clubs all over Italy and around the world. Alessandro Cattenatti, sounddesigner, he’s a great connoisseur and collector of Jazz, Funk, Disco and Brazilian music as well as Giovanni Guerretti, the musician, plays the keys from old Jazz to Nu-Jazz. Gio is Disco and Funk in one person. You can hook them up for a serious quality set of disco, jazzy disco, deep garage house tunes, cosmic and freak party tunes.