I'm excited about this mixtape, first of all it's an absolutely great listenineg but I was waiting this mix for a long time, I chased him a lot in order to get this, it took more than 10 years...
I met Pea aka Everest Parisi in the very early 2000 in his hometown Rovereto, think a lookalike Zach Galifianakis meeting John Belushi with the contagiuous energy of Taz, he was doing PR for SummerSessions Festival and I was tour-managing with Santos.
As humble snobby music nerd which I am, at the time I was heavily into west-coast house music, I was hot just back from a Miami WMC where I experienced the legendary Doc martin's WAX and WICkED crew parties and guess what: Pea, was the first in Italy and the only one who knew DJ Garth and Jeno, he heard them playing in Prague and got touched by their vibe, we were hooked.
Since then Pea has not only become one of my true best friends, he has always trusted and supported my deviant musical tastes and we shared a lot of music, knowledge, stories, parties, food, the awesome Balter wine... he even came to lunch with my parents and brother in Casumaro, a real rare event, it only happened with Derek Dahlarge and Valentino Kanzyani but when Pea came over it was the first time where the whole Gallerani family was drunk and clearly fucked up, unforgettable!
Pea introduced me to the world of Proibito, a world and a word we use for some different meanings but the musical one "the hard to find killer record that send everyone bananas" really fit the way we dig music.
Pea made his own local hits out a few tunes I released on the labels that I totally forgot and never thought they could sound so fresh after years they were released, causing dancelfoor hysteria wherever he plays them, making my job worth doing it and helping me to keep the faith.
Pea is also pivotal in the development of my Balearic Gabba Sound System's vision since day one, the T-Rex in the logo, the brainstormings, the common veneration for our spiritual guide Bjorn Torske, he made me discover the art of Federico Lanaro who has become the man who visually translates our odd musical journeys... no less the latest inspirational Balearic Baita sessions at 1500m altitude in Polsa...
Thanks to him and his bunch of great closed friends (you know who you are party people), right now there's no other place in Italy where I feel like home like Rovereto.
Nowadays, in true mobile-disco style, he runs a "no less than crazy fun" party called Indoor Balera and mind you, if you see his name on a flyer or event around the alps, be sure there is where the PARTY is going to be.
I salute you Everest Parisi, thanks, cheers and keep em comin'
Marco peeDoo Gallerani
- everest parisi