Review: The folkloric cosmic disco scene of northern Italy in the early '90s serves as the inspiration for the Antinote's new compilation "Studiolo: The 90's Afro/Cosmic Era" compiled by Parisian DJ Ygal Ohayon. Pioneered by legends such as Daniele Baldelli and Beppe Loda, this collection of tracks features many highly sought after classics from the era, such as 1995's "Tantawina" by Roberto Righi aka Mamukata. This one bears a resemblance to In Aeternam Vale's "Dust Under Brightness" however the latter was released a couple of decades later. Elsewhere, there's the low-slung acid disco of Claudio Diva's "Funky Nephos" and the mandatory pan pipes sound (a signature) as heard on African Project's "Ethno Beat" and not to mention some of those chipmunk vocals ("Indien Summer") - another unintended trademark of the style. A young Austrian named Stefan Egger is said to have caught Baldelli play during his residency at the Cosmic Club in the seaside resort town of Rimini and had a life-affirming moment on the dancefloor. He brought the sound to his native Innsburck and created a scene of its own there. His contribution "Cosmic Esmeralda" (1994) is pure euphoria on a Belgian new beat vibe.