Gallo is a Berlin based Italian who is a key part of the nu-Baelaric movement. He makes, plays and loves uplifting music that is loveably epic and emotional. He’s recently remixed Chris Coco, is part of the Balearic Gabba Sound System, resident at horizontal party Buena onda in Berlin and Ibiza and co-hosts his own radio show, My Way. He also has a new 12″ EP on Slow Motion (Orange Stripe) coming soon, so is very much on the rise.
In original form, ‘Remember to Forget’ is a perfectly laid back and languid groove peppered with gentle toms, bass twangs and romantic chords. Distant keys sound like sun beating down on the water and the whole thing blisses you out in no time.
First to remix are UK trio Clandestino. They flip it into something more upbeat and tropical, with rolling bass and brilliant drum work. Whispered vocals melt into the mix and soothing xylophone patterns finish it in heart swelling style.
Fabrizio Mammarella’s Ambient Mix is a heavenly rework with expansive chords floating past like cotton wool clouds in the sky. Celestial keys help the whole thing glow with a sense of new age dreaminess and it’s easy to see why this one makes such an impact at open air Balearic dances.
Last of all, 1986 is another super slow motion bit of bliss with sunset synths swirling about like a zephyr. As it plays out you can almost feel the sand between your toes and the rays of the fading sun on your face. Perfect stuff.
“One of the best works in this 2018. Impossible for me to find the most emotive track. Everything is like a massive dream. Please, don’t wake me up!!!” Filippo Zenna (Periodica Records)