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The Barking Dogs

Milan, Italy

House, Indie Dance / Nu Disco

Gomma, Mad On The Moon, Optimo Trax
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Cristian Croce and Nicola Mazzetti are The Barking Dogs since 2006: two djs with different musical backgrounds and both with solid experiences gave birth to a unique style of Djing.

They are party animals: with their dj-sets they spread the same energy and passion that they put in their musical research. The effect is always surprising and powerful with instantaneous positive feedback from the dance-floor, as demonstrated in their resident nights at legendary club Plastic in Milan and in lots of others venues during these years. Their music takes its roots in original disco and old-school house music, deeply influenced from different cultural contaminations coming from both past sounds and the newest stuff. Rock and tech crossed with groovy and soulful beats, riding the awesome vibes that only a vinyl groove under a needle can give.

From the studio sessions come the first 10” limited edition white label productions: in 2008 “Re-incantation”, a Balearic trip with a warm beat based on Jean Luc Pontys – quickly sold-out in Europe, followed by the successful hit “The guitar man” with a dirtier old-school sound. The third release, “Hi-nrg”, together with the B-side “S.o.S”, has been played for months as a main track in their dj-sets. In 2009 the fourth 12″ record “It’s What” was signed on Mad On The Moon and remixed by Philip Lauer.

After meeting with singer and sax-player Jessie Evans, the “versus” project was born: a remake of the tracks “Scientist Of Love” and “Let Me On” taken from the album “Is It Fire”. Here the duo uses vocals and sax lines from Jessie, adding grooves and melodies now typically associated with the Barking Dogs. The release (the second on Mad On The Moon Records) includes 2 remixes signed by the Norwegian Rune Lindbaek and Altz of Japan.

In September 2010 the much respected Dutch label, Rush Hour, formed Panini Records choosing as first release their 3 funky and solid Italian disco edits “Hit the ground/Fare una donna/Alibi”, quoted by 2ManyDjs, Severino from Horse Meat Disco and Munk. Another collaboration born after the guys met Hard Ton: the track is called “The Big Deal” and it is immediatly included in the “Italo Now Compilation” compiled by Gomma Records. Then the year 2011 started at the best with the powerful limited edition Mouth2Mouth.

The owners of the famous record shop in Milan “Serendeepity”, the Barking Dogs live for music. They are a collaboration and a friendship, expressed in a fancy and eclectic four-handed show, well known in Italy and overseas.