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Andrea Festa, musician, producer, was born in Lugano in 1976. It will be perhaps for its neapolitan origins, is the music that moves him, his greatest passion. Andrea Festa begins to play in 1987, when at home, he amused himself to scratch on hip-hop discs. In 1988 he begun to cultivate its passion for the electronic house, acid music, and techno, with the classics of Chicago and Detroit schools.He played from 1990 in a lot of Swiss rave parties, like Garden of Eden, Cubik, Energy, and in the first afterhours working with legends like Laurent Garnier, Damon Wild, Mike Dunn, Roy Davis jr., Prodigy, Jeff Mills, and in the Swiss radio. In 1995 he was resident at famous Prince club in Lugano, playing with house Gods like Lil Louis, Masters at Work, Tony Humphries and David Morales. In the year 2005 after years of passion and music he founded the AFR label. Andrea Festa Records opens its activity with Alterego MinimalLego, a naïf but true experiment in old-skool dynamics. After a couple of releases Andrea was ready to develop his sound and imaginary with the publication of the double CD “The Sound Of Lugano”, half his material, from house to techno stuff, and half reinterpretations by Chicago, Detroit and Rome legends like Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon and Max Durante. Its DJ sets are a continuous exploration of techniques and flavours in the electro, funk, house and techno universe, always searching new emotions. He wants to connects its work with the mood when house music was in full evolutionary phase. Maintaining to that genuine attitude the style is evaluated naturally with the sonority of the new millennium. In its set he selects exclusively the better music electronic in circulation. After the album Andrea Festa keep on groovin bombs between techno and house, old and nu skool with the collaboration with Lars Eckhmann on the 12” Hellectronique on Bacteria Records, and the devastating "Basic Acid". Four versions, the original on the A side is one of that demolitors with stabs that you simply can't stop playing- On the B side two remixes, the first by another legend, Woody Mc Bride, with his moniker DJ ESP on a dark-ravey techno assault that makes you think how great were the 90's, and the other one by Andrea Festa himself, with a builder that gives the right meaning to the word "minimalism". The label is the Andrea's one, AFRecords, and after these great trax you will get in touch with it, with fresh Andrea’stuff and remixes by true underground producers of the old and nu skool. Such as Andrea Festa Feat. Mike Dunn "The Sound Of Lugano" - Hardfloor Remix. This track has a story and various incarnations. Born as the original Andrea Festa instrumental, then Mike Dunn add his funk magic with a devastating old-skool Chicago house remix with his full vocals "this is the sound of Lugano baby" that made this track an anthem. It became a nuclear bomb in the Hardfloor remix made by those legends Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker! And Bora Bora, taken from the album "The Sound Of Lugano", the original track a deep and warm balearic gem with Detroit vibes, something that is perfect to play in those early morning jams for every DJ, from techno to house to trance and whatever. In its remix form Chicago legend Tyree Cooper takes the moody structure of the track and adds acidic dubby ghostly manouvres with jacky memories that is the perfect expression of his new life in Berlin. AFRecords returns on May 20th 2011with a brand new release, a split with one track by legendary detroitian Terrence Dixon and another by label boss Andrea Festa. Dixon creates Inner Beauty, a hypnotic deep-techno jam with his mesmerizing voice that goes in and out through the entire track. A sure future classic by Terrence. Andrea bangs the box with Education Of Conversion, a jackin' groove that builds on oscillating keys and funky percussive touches, a real clash between the old and the nu skool and a sure floor filler.
Original Mix (7:36)
Repainted By Biagio Lana (5:54)
The Sound Of Lugano
Repainted by Andrea Festa Remix (5:36)

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