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FACT Mix 172: Mike Simonetti

FACT Mix 172: Mike Simonetti

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Popol Vuh and Cosmic Boogie.

This Monday’s FACT mix comes from Italians Do It Better co-owner Mike Simonetti. A revered DJ in his own right, Simonetti grew up on a diet of hardcore punk in ‘80s New York. Most people outside New York’s first taste of Simonetti came in the next decade – 1993 to be precise – when he formed Troubleman Unlimited. In 2006, Simonetti and friend Johnny Jewel (a member of the bands Glass Candy and Desire) started a sub-label of Troubleman, the strongly disco-influenced Italians Do It Better, which has become Simonetti’s main focus, releasing seminal records by Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire and more. Last week, Simonetti announced the arrival of a new label, Perseo. An offshoot of Italians Do It Better, it’s dedicated to re-edits. So what better time than Simonetti, a man whose past studio mixes are held in the highest esteem here at FACT, to step up to our very own mix plate?