This spring, Safe Trip will release Welcome To Paradiso, an expansive retrospective of the Italian dream house sound co-compiled by label founder Young Marco.
At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period – the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular – but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel – all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics – made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.
A1 - Z 99 - Welcome To Paradise (Nightfly Version)
A2 - Extreme - Trasparenza
A3 - Transitive Elements - Octivation (Zone Dub)
B1 - 707 Boyz - Emotions
B2 - Morenas - Somnambulism
B3 - Now Now Now - Problem (Abyss Version)
C1 - Q Base - Il Sole (The Sun) (Deep Mix)
C2 - Sasha - A Key To Heaven For A Heavenly Trance
D1 - The Sky - Dreams (Club Version)
D2 - Leo Anibaldi - Elements
D3 - Jacy Bozzi - Dance To The House