Dino Sabatini’s Outis Music imprint has announced the upcoming release of the Chapter II (The Beginning) EP, which features remixes of Sabatini and Gianluca Meloni’s collaborative project Modern Heads by their Elettronica Romana peers Donato Dozzy, Claudio PRC and Giorgio Gigli—all reworks of the track “Beginning”.
The original track was featured on last year’s Modern Heads EP Chapter II EP on Outis Music, which marked the return of the project four years after the latest release. Prior to the 2014 EP, the duo had released on—among others—Prologue, Stroboscopic Artefacts (collaboration with Perc) and, of course, Elettronica Romana.
The Chapter II (The Beginning) EP is scheduled for October 12 vinyl release, and November 9 via digital outlets. Ahead of its release, XLR8R spoke to Sabatini to learn more, with the Giorgio Gigli remix exclusively available to stream below.
A1 – Beginning (Claudio PRC Remix)
A2 – Beginning (Giorgio Gigli Remix)
B – Beginning (Donato Dozzy Remix)
Many artists start their own imprints as a way to get their early releases out, but you already had several release by the time you founded Outis Music. What motivated you to start your own label?
I felt the need to create my own space where I could vent my ideas about art and music— and it was also the time to personally manage my discography.
With the new Modern Heads remixes by Donato Dozzy, Claudio PRC and Giorgio Gigli, the release’s roster seems like a little summary of the Elettronica Romana sound. Up until now, Outis Music has been focused on this sound and Italian artists (aside from your collaboration with Edit Select from the UK). And how do you envision the Elettronica Romana sound in the future?
First of all I want to be clear on one thing: I do not decide based on the nationality of the artists, but I decide based on the music and, at the moment, in Italy there are some very talented young people who have grown up with our music—and by 'our' I mean the releases made by the crew of Elettronica Romana.
It has been about seven years since I last collaborated with Gianluca Meloni (Laertes), and after spending the first day in the studio with him, I thought back to the days spent in the studio of Elettronica Romana where we worked as sound engineers—there was a great synergy created among the artists.
So for this release I have chosen Donato Dozzy and Giorgio Gigli, who gave birth to the first Elettronica Romana release "Chiki Disco," and Claudio PRC who was among the newcomers with the "Diving Point" release that made me notice his talent—but also the arrival of the new generation created by the musical style of the old crew of Elettronica Romana.
The future of this sound is in the hands of young people who have taken our message and are reworking in their own ways.
What musical projects are you working on yourself?
I'm currently working on three different types of live sets. The first is the one that will present my new album due out early next year. Then I’m working with Gianluca Meloni on a new Modern Heads live set which we will present for the first time in December at AIR in Tokyo. And finally the live project with the pianist and accordionist Antonello Salis (an icon of Italian Jazz) who has participated on two tracks of my next album, and for whom I have great respect.