Mario Baumspringer and Diego Martinson are Casi Baile which is Spanish for ‘Almost Dance’.
The duo met in Barcelona, both obsessed with electronic music, and everytime they would meet they spent their time showing one another the latest tunes they had discovered. This accelerated more and more over the years, and became a DJ/blog project pushing the boundaries far beyond electronic music.
On their blog Mario and Diego publish DJ sets that are of an extraordinary intelligence, and that demonstrate a deep, true love and understanding for music. In particular, their sets blend musical notes from all genres and decades, going back as far as the 1960ies – a task that is really hard to accomplish without being awkward in the result. However, what these guys are doing is so seamless and tasteful that it took me by surprise.
Today, we invite you to let Mario and Diego take you on a musical journey spanning over the decades from 1970 to the year 2014.
Roger Waters meets David August? No problem, let Casi Baile teach you how to do it.
Fresh from Barcelona, witness Casi Baile’s ‘ALCHEMY’ – a WITNESS THIS guest mix.
“In the history of science, alchemy is an ancient proto-scientific and philosophical discipline combining elements of chemistry, metallurgy, physics, medicine, astrology, semiotics, mysticism, spiritualism, and art. It is said that the alchemists often had to cover their deficiencies using experimentation, traditions and many speculations to get deeper in their art. We invite you to listen to this set and others on our page and interpret this text as you please.”
– Casi Baile for WITNESS THIS, September 2014
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Linda Perhacs – Spoken Intro To Leonard Rosenman | Kapp Records | 1970
Robert Ashley – The Park | Lovely Music, Ltd. | 1978
Roger Waters – 4.41 AM (Sexual Revolution) | Columbia | 1984
Amon Duul II – Kismet (Pilooski Edit) | Dark & Lovely | 2007
La Femme – Le Blues De Françoise | Born Bad Records | 2013
Los Guacharacos de Colombia – El Cafetero (El Búho Remix) | 2014
Lee Dorsay – Ocapella | Polydor | 1970
Chet Baker – Almost Blue | Novus | 1989
David Terranova – The Way You Fake It Temp | 2013
Deniz Kurtel & The Marcy All-Stars – Wake Me Up | Wolf + Lamb Music | 2012
David August – Watch Your Step | Diynamic Music | 2013
Whodini - Five Minutes Of Funk | Jive | 1984
Sabo feat. Nadastrom & Nidia Gongora – Timbiqui Hasta DC | 2012
Willie Wright – Right On For Darkness | Hotel Records | 1977
The Analog Roland Orchestra – Diverse | Pastamusik | 2009
ORQUESTA TROPICAl de Chicago – El Quinto Y La Conga
Boot & Tax – Acido | Optimo Trax | 2013
TBD – I Don’t Know | 2009
Tammy Wynette | Ode To Billy Joe | Epic | 1979