Record of the day… Claudio Coccoluto/The Dub 102

2 Claudio Coccoluto (ph. E.Vittoriosi)

Artist:  Claudio Coccoluto

Title:  The Dub 102

Label:  The Dub

Release: Vinyl 6th July, Digital 10th August

Cat. No.  THEDUB102

Format:  Vinyl, Digital

The Dub label is back with a fine two tracker from acclaimed Italian DJ, record collector, producer and composer Claudio Coccoluto. Coccoluto is boss of The Dub, a label that likes to champion “fine and real house music with soul” and has been doing so since 1996 to great acclaim. He is also someone who boasts a collection of more than 70,000 records, is a widely published music writer, skilled DJ who plays all over the world and has created soundtracks for some of the world’s biggest brands. He recently hooked up for a split release with Apparel Music owner Kisk and here goes solo with two more impressive cuts.

This new EP adds to a small but well formed discography for label boss Claudio Coccoluto and is yet another on point outing for his label.

Up first, the excellent ‘Tribe Call Sun,’ a full and effervescing track with low slung guitar riffs, tin pot percussion and blasts of frazzled bass all driven by mid tempo kicks. It’s a freeform cut stuffed with sunshine, soul and seductive vocal ad libs that really makes you want to get loose.

Then it’s to ‘Discoflavour,’ which is a more fiery and floor focussed disco track with authentic soul vocals, trilling keys and lush chords all loosely bobbling about next to soaring strings. Again filled with feeling and sounding wholly aged yet crisp and shiny, it is a modern classic in the making.

Claudio Coccoluto is a veteran of the scene but puts all that musical know how to great use in everything he does, and these al fresco bombs are the latest in a long line of success for the Italian.


1. A1. Claudio Coccoluto – Tribe Call Sun

2. B1. Claudio Coccoluto – Discoflavor


Describe the record in five words.

Joyful, fun, psycho-therapeutic, very honest, essential.

What is it about this record that will appeal to the fans?

We talk about funk, loop, and about dance too. But, above all, it’s addressed to the soul of the people that dance it, avoiding rationality.

How does it differ from your last release?

In every new album there’s something of the previous one and some clues of the following release

What was the inspiration for this release?

My inspirations are nearly always samples, if there’s the chance to reread a “musical phrase” and to build a new story of harmony and melody

If you had the chance to play this in any club, which would it be?

More than in a club, I think about the freedom to let it dance with feet in the sand.

Preview available here –

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