Album Of The Week: The Napoli Exchange

Ex Generation

Release Date: 21 June 2024
Energy Exchange Records

Energy Exchange Records presents The Napoli Exchange - the brainchild of Energy Exchange Records co-founders, Zeitgeist and Moody, joining forces with producer and label boss Federico Gallotti (Tartelet / La Scimmia), the project was inspired by numerous visits to Naples, allured by the Mediterranean breeze and of course the underground disco and funk forged by labels such as Early Sounds and Periodica Records.

This meeting of minds created an opportunity to build bridges from the historic Italian city to the broader European scene of club crossover music.

Zeitgeist and Moody under the latest moniker 'EX GENERATION' assembled a team of Napoli's A list session musicians including Paolo Petrella (Fratelli Malibu/Cumbia Luciana), Alessio Pignorio (Parbleu/Funkin’ Machine), Paolo “Bata” Bianconcini (Nu Genea/Parbleu), Pietro Santangelo (Nu Genea/PS5), Dario Bassolino (Bassolino/LNDFK) and old friend and collaborator Allysha Joy.

To find a middle ground between the new wave of Napoli Funk and Italo Disco, UK/AUS Jazz-Rave and German Electronic Music, the group cut a record in Napoli's famous Auditorium Novecento in May of 2023.

This is the first edition of what is rumoured to be some kind of global jam band, an especially ambitious undertaking from the team at EX Records. Take a listen here.

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