alba ft fred ventura ‘without you’ (aube011)

Aube Records are looking back to their first steps as a label. After a gap of ten excellent releases the Düsseldorf imprint is back with the Don of Italo, Fred Ventura, to add his unmistakable voice to ‘Without You’ by Alba.

Modern italo synth is the aim of the game. Using vintage machines Alba create a contemporary twist to Rimini disco, with deep analogue bars and catchy beats swirling around the irrepressible vocals of Fred Ventura. Described by Mr Ventura as “germanitalodisco”. It merges elements of the two sounds into something new. Italo with a German accent, as Fred calls it.”. In true italo form the b-side is dedicated to a dub version of the original, with scaled back vocals and more focus on those pioneering synthesizers. The release goes retrospective full circle with cult 80s artist Syd Brak. Thank you Syd!

“It is rare to see such retrospective production today. Alba use the original analogue machines, stay true to the original sound, and, have the original voice to make something that is both sensitive to the past and new to the ear.” Italy meets Germany. 2011 meets 1984. And, Fred Ventura reunited with Aube.

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Vocal Version

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Dub Version

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