When we met Giacomo Garavelloni and Giovanni Turco earlier this year, in the adult playground that is Berlin’s Griesmühle club complex, they were frank about how their passion for uniting the city’s gay parties with their refined musical vision began their journey as Discodromo. Five years on and their Cocktail D’Amore events, which they run with Berghain resident Boris, have incurred wild success by fusing the house, disco and Italo leanings of their soundtrack with a true sense of freedom. As well as DJing and throwing parties internationally, the duo recently celebrated five years of events with their Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing compilation – the title a nod to the escapism that can be a salve in times of economic, political and social struggle. Their mix for us channels a similar escapism to the one that has accelerated the influence of their parties. Yet here, the feeling is approached sideways, with a dreamy concoction of woozy, slow-tempo bliss that hangs softly suspended – leaving you lost in reverie.
Discodromo appear at New Business at The Pickle Factory this weekend.