The Barking Dogs is a musical project by Italian dj-duo,
Cristian Croce and Nicola Mazzetti, which started out in
Two djs with different musical backgrounds and both with
solid experiences gave birth to a new and unique style of
The BD are party animals; throughout the years working as
dj's, they have
developed their own taste and style and now together they
have a recognizable and technical know-how. With their
dj-sets they spread the same energy and passion that they
put in their musical research. The effect is always
surprising and powerful with instantaneous positive
feedback from the dance-floor . . . even when they play
sounds that are often obscure to their audience.
During the season 2009/2010 the BD are resident dj's at the
famous Plastic club in Milan - a legendary venue that gives
the duo the possibility to continuosly improve on their
"four hands on a mixer" skills.
The music takes its roots in Original Disco and old-school
house music, deeply influenced from different cultural
contaminations coming from both past sounds and new stuff.
Rock and tech crossed with groovy and soulful beats, riding
the awesome vibes that only a vinyl groove under a needle
From the most recent studio sessions comes the first 10?
limited edition white label productions : in 2008 ?Re-
incantation?, a Balearic trip with a warm beat, quickly
sold-out in Italy and Europe. It was then followed by the
successful hit ?The guitar man? with a dirtier old-school
sound. The third release, ?Hi-nrg?, together with the
B-side ?S.o.S?, has been played for months as a main track
in their dj-sets. In 2009, the fourth 12" record ?It's
What? was signed on Mad On The Moon records and remixed by
Philip Lauer on the B-side.
After meeting with singer and sax-player Jessie Evans, the
"versus" project was born. "Versus" is fundamentally a
remake of the tracks "Scientist Of Love" and "Let Me On"
taken from the album "Is It Fire". Here the duo uses vocals
and sax lines from Jessie, adding grooves and melodies now
typically associated with the BD. The release (the second
on Mad On The Moon Records) includes 2 remixes signed by
the Norwegian Rune Lindbaek and Altz of Japan.
The strong research and replication of old sounds applied
to the re-edits recently attracted the attention of the
much respected Dutch label, Rush Hour, who instantly seized
the moment and formed Panini Records (first release out in
The prolific 2010 is also the year for another
collaboration born after the guys met Hard Ton Disco Queen
(italian duo who recently released on labels Gigolo,
Permanent Vacation and Compost). The new born track is
called "The Big Deal" and it is immediatly included in the
"Italo Now Compilation" compiled by Gomma Records.
The owners of one of the best record shops in Milan
?Serendeepity?, the Barking Dogs live for music.
They are a collaboration and a friendship, expressed in a
fancy and eclectic four-handed show, well known in Italy
As managers and resident djs of the Discosafari Nights, The
Barking Dogs promote the Italian and international disco-
house movement, collaborating with the most significant
names of the underground field and always with support
from djs like Severino ( Horse Meat Disco) , Prins Thomas,
James Murphy, Ellen Allien and Todd Terje.