Italian DJ, producer and musician Lorenzo Moressi makes his debut on South London imprint 22a alongside label boss Tenderlonious, with a 7” album sampler of Italian library inspired disco-funk.
In the 1970’s, Italian soundtrack and Library music went through it’s most experimental, prolific and dazzling period. Musician’s and composers such as Piero Umiliani, Alessandro Alessandroni and even Ennio Morricone were experimenting with idiosyncratic combinations of jazz, electronic, disco, funk and psych, regularly for TV, film scores and advertising.
Their output from this period was wonderfully joyful, atmospheric and ironic, with it’s treasures only now encountered by the most dedicated of diggers and enthusiasts. It was the mutual love of these 70’s soundtracks that brought Lorenzo and Tenderlonious together. After meeting at a festival in Italy back in 2017 they quickly bonded over Jay Richford and Gary Steven’s album “Feelings’, actually produced by Italian composer Stefano Torossi.
The idea was quickly conceived to put together a fresh take on that ‘70s Italian style, with contemporary analog sounding arrangements and experimental, joyful “tongue in cheek” sounds that could work on the dancefloor as well as at home. Cosmica Italiana & Nuda Sorgente are the first two tracks taken from Lorenzo Moressi and Tenderlonious’ album due for release in 2021 on 22a.