Welcome to the Sound Of Love International 001 sampler EP complied by Gatto Fritto.
Love International is a festival held in Tisno, Croatia now moving into its third season. Held to a soundtrack of the very best of underground dance music and running 24 hours a day - from noon to night and back through again - full circle. This series, masterminded with London's Balearic culture website, Test Pressing, is curated by some of our favourite artists and DJs. A place for them to choose 12 records close to their heart, and with ties to the festival, that they love and what to share with the world. So to the first compiler - Gatto Fritto a.k.a Ben Williams.
A lifetime working in the better record shops of London and Berlin and DJing in Europe's finest underground clubs, Ben is getting the props he deserves. Put into context, although not in a box, on line-ups curated by Call Super, Ben UFO and Palms Trax the word is spreading. It's partially testament to the increased open mindedness of younger big room crowds but far more to Gatto's ability as a DJ and a knack for finding an undiscovered mix of music that fits.
Ahead of Ben's stellar and skilfully selected compilation for Love International we are happy to present you with 2 special selections from the album. On the A-side we are treated to a special Gatto Fritto edit of Anaalivahie's '10.11.2012', previously only available on a limited 7" single Ben tweaks this dubbed out afro-kosmiche gem in all the right places, this special edited version will appear on this sampler only. On the B-side we have Sonny Okosun's highly sought after boogie monster 'Highlife', a truly uplifting dancefloor bomb that will undoubtedly put smiles on faces when dropped at the right time, a real Gatto Fritto tune to the core.
Musically adventurous, disparate yet harmonious and dance floor friendly. Clever trick, clever bloke. Ladies and gentlemen this is the sound of Love International.