Dinner Music: Napoli Segreta Vol. 2
a compilation of groovy, funky '70s and '80s Neapolitan tracks
Napoli Segreta is a group of DJs and crate-diggers in Naples, Italy. The folks behind the group, Famiglia Discocristiana, DNApoli and Nu Guinea, began their journey into the archives of Neapolitan music so that they might better understand the Naples that they knew to be the real Naples. Not the pristine, charming, classical music Naples. But, the gritty, funky, underground stuff that represents what the people of the region are made of and are capable of. “Forget about what you expect to find,” they warn. Napoli Segreta takes us to the most hidden corners of ‘70s and ‘80s Neapolitan disco and funk.
Napoli Segreta Vol. 2 was released in 2020 as a follow up to their first compilation, Napoli Segreta Vol. 1. The album features long lost or previously unreleased tracks from Naples’ disco era, primarily the ‘70s and ‘80s, though the genres span disco, funk, boogie, blues and afro-beat. Listening to the tracks, it’s easy to imagine Naples as it might have been. Men playing cards on the street, women wearing huge 70s style sunglasses on the beach, a gentle haze settling over the city.
Napoli Segreta Vol. 2:
Pair this album with:
Palmento Bianco. An orange wine from Sicily. It’s creamy, lots of floral and lemon-y notes. Perfect for a warm, memorial day weekend day.
Mezzi Paccheri with Mushrooms and Cream. The full italian name for this pasta dish roughly translates to “doing things in a rough and haphazard way without thinking.” I’m sure we could all use a little more of that, but also we could always use more pasta.
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Have a good weekend.