To coincide with the release of the seventh and eight edition of the Italian Dance Wave Disco compilation, we paid a visit to Franz Scala’s studio situated within the Sameheads Studio complex in the heart of Neukölln in Berlin to learn more about his record label and studio antics.
We had the rare opportunity to catch up with Italian artist and label boss Alessandro Adriani and delve further into his aims and aspirations for Mannequin Records. His mix delivery is unlike anything we’ve heard from him before and is comprised of edits from his collection of 7”s, resurfaced Italo and minimal synth sounds from the 1980’s.
Imagine Giorgio Moroder boarding KITT, the face stroken through by thick black sunglasses, moustache gleaming and synth blazing as the red-hot sun sinks beyond the horizon. Aussie producer X.I lands on Mind Records with an EP that just as convincingly explicits his ability at melding a serious art of the groove and a superior sense for well-built atmospherics.