Saturday, January 14, 2012


Here's a video with the DJs (Rodion & Hugo Sanchez):

Rodion & Hugo Sanchez in
Black Guru Ep
File under: Disco voodo / Dark tropical / Urban primivitism
ALIEN ALIEN is the shadowy side project of Hugo Sanchez and Rodion (Gomma, Eskimo, Bang Gang) who
have distilled for us two stone cold cuts of percussive, rolling disco for the dance-floor backed up
with remixes from Horse Meat Disco's Severino and The Heels of Love.
Black Guru is all about shaking cowbells and a synth line that is somewhat reminiscent of the Tom
Tom Club. However a creepy vocal line and neon lasers take the track to a whole different
stratosphere, where all the colours and creeds of the galaxy throw down as one for some fists in the
air future-disco action. Severino's LDB-NYC mix breaks things down to a less frantic pace, but makes
up for the change in energy with some seriously heavyweight bass and classic house piano stabs.
Flip the record over and it's all about the cosmic flex of Sambaca. Low and sleazy with a speaker
troubling low-end, this hypnotic workout takes you on a journey through oceans and forests , beaches
and jungles where shaking tambourines and rattling drums envelop a vocal that brings to mind classic
Northern Exposure mixes of old. Finally The Heels of Love take Sambaca and add just a touch more
urgency with bubbling synth swooshes, extra drums and a bass so thick you could chew on it for
hours. One for those more intense moments on the dance-floor.
As LIEN ALIEN, Hugo Sanchez & Rodion together in Rome they gave life to the ROCCODISCO label.
Their cosmopop anthem ROYGBIV, an obscure BOARDS OF CANADA cover, has been featured in the first
ROCCODISCO split release, in Summer 2008. Their TAPE OXYDE number, released on the Honey Sound
System label (San Francisco) and then on the Glasgow's SOLARDISCO, topped many disco and house
charts and has been featured in a Hercules and Love Affair mix for Mixmag. The new BLACK GURU ep is
out on berliner Slow Motion label on yinyls and on Roccodisco in digital format.
Catalogue: ROCCO04
Release Date: may 2011
Release Format: Digital / Vinyl
Vynil: SLOWMOTION / Intergroove Distribution (Berlin)
Digital Distribution: GROOVEATTACK (Cologne)
Artwork: Tso
Track listing:
Black Guru
Sambaca (The Heels Of Love remix)
Black Guru (Severino - Horse Meat Disco remix)
Early feedback:
“Forget Ghaddafi! THIS is the b.o.m.b.” (Munk)
“I couldn't listen to it all the way through because I started hallucinating”
(Haules Baules)
“Bomba” (Claudio Coccoluto)

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