First broadcast date: 4 October 2018
DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist David August drops a 2-hour mix dedicated to his inspirations and roots.
As for his inspirations, for both albums, that came out this year – DCXXXIX A.C. and D’ANGELO – David tried to create a dialogue with his Italian origins – connecting to it’s culture of the past 600 years.
This mix is dedicated to Italy and it’s rich history of music, starting from the 16th century up to experimental music from the last 70 years, the 70s prog scene and ambient music.
This journey through time, works like an eclectic collage, having one foot in the past, the other in the present. Most of the music is edited through a modular system or blended so close to each other that you will find different layers of decades forming something new. In some cases he used only small parts of the songs as he felt a certain colour had to be added to another song.
The mix had to start with where he’s found himself 2 years ago by editing Palestrinas’ Missa Papae Marcelli into a choral drone. No other but Nino Rotas’ Amarcord – as us Romans say – I remember, could end the story.