Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor, AKA In Flangranti, are inspired by Italian cosmic disco from the 70s and 80s. They fit somewhere between pioneers like Daniele Baldelli and Giorgio Moroder.
After experiencing nights at Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage and David Mancuso’s the Loft, the duo set up their Codek records in 1996, while living in New York. As well as releasing works on their own imprint. In Flangranti have had records out through RVNG Into., Kitsuné and Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound.
Their next album Sprezzatura is out this April. It comes in the form of a mixtape, inspired by their experiences with a record store in the early 1980s.
“When I lived in Switzerland,” says Sasa Crnobrnja, “I used to travel to Italy for record shopping. In Rimini there was a great store called Disco Piu. They had this service where – if you were out of town or from another country – you could sign-up and get a cassette of all the new releases in the post every week. Each new track was recorded for about a minute and there was a voice counting – so you could write down the tracks you liked – then phone or fax the track numbers and the date of the cassette, they’d send you the records and you’d pay on delivery.”
Sprezzatura will be available first as a mix, with each track playing for a minute or two – as if it were from Disco Piu. You can then choose full versions of the tracks you want. An interesting concept with retro roots.