Beppe Loda

Italian DJ Beppe Loda, pioneer of DJ culture and resident at Typhoon (near Brescia) from 1980 to 1987, has been searching for sounds off the beaten path since his first gig in 1973. Playing to as many as 7,000 people a night, producing in excess of 200 mix tapes and pioneering the „Italo Synth“ sound with his MC1 project (just reissued on Synthonic), he has just about done it all. His „Afro“ style (also called „Cosmic“ or „Cosmic Afro“) is as disorienting, funky and inspiring now as it was then.

hotos: Arno Ebner