Mike Simonetti, has got to be one of the most prominent tastemakers in “modern” disco!
Not only does he release some of the freshest disco around, he also has a superior taste when it comes to older disco sounds.
Mike is a man with a pretty unimpeachable cv, founder of the post-punk/noise label Troubleman Unlimited, started his dance-oriented Italians Do It Better imprint in 2006, as a means to foster the new Italo-disco leanings of former no-wavers like Glass Candy, Desire and Chromatics. Now, after the breakthrough After Dark compilation, IDIB is every bit the tastemaker Troubleman is. Its icy, mechanized sounds are an oddly perfect counterpoint to TMU's noise rock, and Simonetti the DJ is as much the genre hopscotcher as Simonetti the label honcho — his breadwinning Moroder/Bobby O disco segues fluidly into classic rock and esoteric dance.