Synth-funk, Italo-exploitation & espresso-jazz from Italy 1969-1980.
Italo-funk highlights a unique time in Italy when soundtrack composers and jazz musicians pushed the boundaries of funk with avante-garde easy-listening, electronic-synth-funk and cosmic jazz-funk.
Italian Funk Experience features lost soundtrack gems from cult soundtrack composers such as Piero Piccioni & Piero Umiliani, modal-jazz classics from Lee Konitz & Giovanni Tommaso, twisted Italian funk from the likes of Tony Esposito and super-rare pieces from the cult Italian library music label Rotary, many composed by Italian jazz-legend Amedeo Tommasi.
Big Bang is the production name of Simone Serritella, head honcho of the Italo-jazz re-release label Arision, and under his production name Big Bang, a celebrated jazz-dance producer and favourite of Gilles Peterson.
The Funk Experience range was established to showcase rare and hard to find tracks from across the globe, previous releases in the series have focused on music from Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, New Orleans and India and been compiled by DJs such as Quantic, Andy Smith, Jonny Trunk and John Armstrong.