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Mangiami La Compilation / Golf Channel

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Located on Stanton, just off the Bowery, between Soho and the Lower East Side, Mangiami (“eat me”) was a “hang-out”, an unofficial clubhouse, where you could always find a friend or likeminded soul. Host Gianfranco, with the able assistance of Jason Kincade, programed music and booked DJs in such a way that the venue became an essential part of the schedule for visiting internationals: Play the club on Friday or Saturday, chill the Sunday, hit Mangiami on Monday, do Beats In Space on Tuesday,…. Golf Channel`s Phil South called the place “a beautiful social hub”, and as a social hub should do it established and extended networks and collaboration. The music presented on this commemorative compilation, for all the good times, reflects Gianfranco & Mangiami`s open-minded, open-armed, spirit.

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Willie Burns, in his Grackle alias, borrows Young Marco`s chimes, arpeggios and kalimba patterns. Felix Dickinson`s group Dedication, which includes Tsuyoshi Kosuga of Japan`s Cro-Magnon, contribute a stunning piece of piano-filled Electro-Soul (a tune both Apiento & I have been pushing for a while, ever since Apiento bullied a file out of Phil). Throne Of Blood`s Populette bang a cowbell for nocturnal Techno Dub. Alex From Tokyo teams up with “have-geetar-will-travel” Bing Ji Ling for a slice of New Wave that does the New Romantic equivalent of Body-Popping with Fashion and 400 Blows on Kazino`s checker board dance floor. Nick Chacona`s live band sound like a meeting of The Clash and The Who`s “Eminence Front”; a Larry Levan mixed out-take from “Combat Rock”, with vocals like The Strokes doing The Stones. Jonah Sharp & Jason Drummond`s Loose Control Band eschew their Punk Funk and 808 for smooth R&B. The mysterious Totes Preesh make cosmic Prog.

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, Golf Channel, Phil South, New York, Lower East Side, Gianfranco, Mangiami, Tony Humphries,

All formats, CD, digital & vinyl, include a mastermix from another NYC institution, Tony Humphries, which really brings a lot of the tracks on the compilation, such as Thugfucker`s chugging “100”, to life. The mastermix also makes great use of those “ChannelXXX” edits from Dr. Dunks, Justin Vandervolgen and Dan Tyler, which formed the first part of Golf Channel`s tribute last year, and as Phil South, again, says gives Tony the chance to reach both backwards and forwards through the city`s musical heritage.

You can purchase the package digitally at Juno or Beatport.

With Mangiami sold, Gianfranco now runs Pepe Rosso Social, on Mott Street.

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