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Artist: Various Artists Title: I-Robots present: We Are Opilec…! Vol. II Label: Opilec Music Release: 4th March 2013 Cat. No.: OPCM LTD CD 005 Format: Limited Edition Triple Art CD / Digital Italy’s Opilec Music looks towards the second installment of its ‘We Are Opilec…!’ compilation featuring exclusive material from electronic music legends and young talents alike and backed up with a bonus disc of reworks, re-edits & remixes from label boss I-Robots… Opilec Music is the brainchild of Italian DJ/Producer Gianluca Pandullo AKA I-Robots. The Turin based label boss has been embedded in electronic music for the best part of 30 years, living through the cities hedonistic Cosmic & Disco days, the early influx of Chicago House and Detroit Techno and everything that has come since. The label reflects this varied influence with an eclectic approach to releasing music that has little regard for genre, showcasing everything from Disco to Techno, via House, Electro, Cosmic and Electronica. February 2012 saw Opilec Music release a critically acclaimed compilation called ‘We Are Opilec…!’ featuring music from a host of artists, now the imprint is back with a second installment that sees Pandullo reach out to his many friends within the industry to compile a stunning album featuring 3 discs of audio delights. Disc One sees the album dive into deep, Cosmic & Italo Disco territory and who better to kick things off than the godfather of Cosmic Italian Disco Daniele Baldelli. Baldelli teams up with Marco Diognigi for the superb ‘Imago’ which very much sets the tone for the disc, a disc which features spaced out contributions from the likes of The Stupid Set remixed by Flavio Vecchi, Klein & M.B.O.’s rework of The Units, Crowdpleaser, Irregular Disco Workers and I-Robots. From the looped hypnotic tones of Irregular Disco Workers’ ‘Viaggio Nel Corpo Umano’ through the tape delay excellence of Mushrooms Projects’s ‘Odissey I’ and on to Schaltkreis Wassermann ‘Psychotron’ remixed by Dynamicron there is not a dull moment on the whole discs. A true CD highlight is perhaps the stunning I-Robots reworking of ‘New Dream’ by cult Italo Disco producer Clay Pedrini, the original being one of the most sorteed after records on its original Sensation Records pressing. Disc Two moves into Techno territory with an excellent Electronic selection that features in demand producers such as Virgo 4, Eduardo De La Calle, Santonio Echols, James Kumo & Federico Gandin alongside legendary veterans like Jordan Fields and Claudio Coccoluto. The aforementioned Fields provides a superb old school cut in the shape of ‘The Rhythm of Romance’, a track lifted from an unreleased tape dating back to the late 80’s, whilst Chicago’s Virgo 4 shows his appreciation for the highly influential 1982 Klein & M.B.O. record ‘Dirty Talk’, delivering a cover of the Italo Disco record that helped shaped the sound of Chicago House. There is real depth and variety to this selection, running from intense warehouse style cuts to deep and dubby Techno reflecting once again the label’s eclectic attitude. Finally we have a Bonus Disc featuring exclusive reworked material from I-Robots in the shape of a stunning remix/re-edit selection that sees I-Robots reach out to the likes of Derrick May & Mathias Schaffhäuser and rework some truly outstanding music. Classics from the likes Rhythim Is Rhythim rub shoulders with cover versions of New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ by Colombian revelations Pernett/Lido Pimienta & Quantic and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ by Fanatico (Mathias Schaffhäuser/Jorge Socarràs) for a genuinely unique and uplifting musical experience. Makossa & Megablast add another album highpoint as I-Robots take on a reconstruction of their superb ‘Shalo Baby ft OG Spiritual Godess’. To compliment the musical experience Opilec Music have once again extended their perfectionist approach to the packaging which will see a hand made package designed by Italian designer Eva-Style as well as the artwork by Edo and Japanese painter Tamami Saito. ‘We Are Opilec…! Vol. II’ is a genuinely insightful music experience and a testament to the creative work of label boss Gianluca ‘I-Robots’ Pandullo, who conceived the project as with a ‘No Sound is Too Taboo’ ethos, making an LP that is a breath of fresh air.

Disc 1

1. Imago Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi 00:04:51 1.00 USD
Main artist Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi
Composer Marco Dionigi | Daniele Baldelli
Publishers Opilec Music
2. Ah Pook The Stupid Set & Snowblitz D.J. 00:06:40 1.00 USD
Main artist The Stupid Set & Snowblitz D.J.
Composer Paolo Bazzani | Giorgio Lavagna | Giampiero Huber | Flavio Vecchi | Umberto Lazzari
Performers Flavio Vecchi
Arrangers Flavio Vecchi
Remixers Flavio Vecchi
Publishers Opilec Music
3. New Dream Clay Pedrini 00:08:19 1.20 USD
Main artist Clay Pedrini
Composer Claudio Pedrini
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
4. Viaggio Nel Corpo Umano Irregular Disco Workers 00:07:34 1.20 USD
Main artist Irregular Disco Workers
Composer Gregorio Assandri | Andrea Frittella
Publishers Opilec Music
5. Tight Fit The Units 00:07:03 1.20 USD
Main artist The Units
Composer Rachel Webber | Scott Ryser
Performers Klein & M.B.O.
Arrangers Klein & M.B.O.
Remixers Klein & M.B.O.
Publishers Lets Go Music
6. Streets Of Dongguan I-Robots 00:07:52 1.20 USD
Main artist I-Robots
Composer Gianluca Pandullo
Publishers Opilec Music
7. Knup Rofa Crowdpleaser 00:06:38 1.00 USD
Main artist Crowdpleaser
Composer Gregor Schönborn
Publishers Opilec Music
8. The 80 Addicts Malandra Jr. 00:09:29 1.20 USD
Main artist Malandra Jr.
Composer Simonpietro Malandra
Publishers Opilec Music
9. Odyssey I Mushrooms Project 00:07:50 1.20 USD
Main artist Mushrooms Project
Composer Marco Lentano | Giorgio Giri
Publishers Opilec Music
10. Psychotron Schaltkreis Wassermann 00:06:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Schaltkreis Wassermann
Composer Peter Wassermann | Stella Wassermann
Performers Dynamicron
Arrangers Dynamicron
Remixers Dynamicron
Publishers Opilec Music

Disc 2

1. I'm Following You Whim-ee 00:06:45 1.00 USD
Main artist Whim-ee
Composer Sara Garcia
Publishers Opilec Music
2. Linguistics Myles Sergé 00:05:16 1.00 USD
Main artist Myles Sergé
Composer Myles Sergé Clark
Publishers Opilec Music
3. Cosmic Dust James Kumo 00:06:39 1.00 USD
Main artist James Kumo
Composer James Kumo
Publishers Opilec Music
4. Soft And Care (In The Machine) Claudio Coccoluto 00:06:57 1.00 USD
Main artist Claudio Coccoluto
Composer Claudio Coccoluto
Publishers Opilec Music
5. Dirty Talk Virgo Four 00:04:36 1.00 USD
Main artist Virgo Four
Composer Tony Carrasco | Mario Boncaldo
Publishers Opilec Music
6. Ricochete Seven 00:08:41 1.20 USD
Main artist Seven
Composer Pietro Di Mauro
Publishers Opilec Music
7. The Rhythm Of Romance Jordan Fields 00:07:11 1.20 USD
Main artist Jordan Fields
Composer Jordan Fields
Publishers Jordan Fields Music Ascap
8. The Un Er Sampler Eduardo De La Calle 00:11:55 1.30 USD
Main artist Eduardo De La Calle
Composer Eduardo De La Calle
Publishers Opilec Music
9. Escape From Alcaltraz Santonio Echols 00:06:24 1.00 USD
Main artist Santonio Echols
Composer Santonio Echols
Publishers Opilec Music
10. Inter Sidera Federico Gandin 00:06:08 1.00 USD
Main artist Federico Gandin
Composer Federico Gandin
Publishers Opilec Music

Disc 3

1. Gelbgefühl Mathias Schaffhäuser 00:10:39 1.30 USD
Main artist Mathias Schaffhäuser
Composer Mathias Schaffhäuser
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
2. Shalo Baby ft. OG Spiritual Godess Makossa & Megablast 00:08:27 1.20 USD
Main artist Makossa & Megablast
Composer Sascha Weisz | Marcus Wagner-Lapierre
Performers I-Robots
Featuring artists OG Spiritual Godess
Arrangers I-Robots | OG Spiritual Godess
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
3. Wishing Tree Casey Anderson 00:07:50 1.20 USD
Main artist Casey Anderson
Composer Casey Anderson
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
4. Emanon Rhythim Is Rhythim 00:07:22 1.20 USD
Main artist Rhythim Is Rhythim
Composer Derrick May
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
5. Blue Monday Pernett 00:08:48 1.20 USD
Main artist Pernett
Composer New Order
Performers I-Robots
Featuring artists Lido Pimienta | Quantic
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
6. Yellow Cab Christoph 00:08:27 1.20 USD
Main artist Christoph
Composer Christoph Keller
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
7. Dreams Fanatico 00:08:15 1.20 USD
Main artist Fanatico
Composer Stevie Nicks
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music
8. Borderline Mike & Rob 00:07:09 1.20 USD
Main artist Mike & Rob
Composer Roberto Milanesi | Mike Anderson
Performers I-Robots
Arrangers I-Robots
Remixers I-Robots
Publishers Opilec Music