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Clif Jack is an Italian techno DJ and producer from Padova, and he has released music on record labels such as Deborah De Luca’s Solamente and Simina Grigoriu‘s Kuukou Records. He is also well-known on the Italian club scene where he regularly plays on the same line-up as people like Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens, Derrick May, Chris Liebing, Luigi Madonna, Marco Faraone and many others.

This exclusive mix ramps up the tension as it unfolds to showcase Clif Jack’s skill behind the decks. Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Driving techno, losing and finding oneself… think, believe, dream, rave! 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
There are two tracks in particular that always get a great response whenever I’ve tried them in my club sets, ‘Pirouette’ by Simina Grigoriu and ‘We Come’ by Frankyeffe always get a great response from the dance floor.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
It initially captures you with its deeper atmosphere, then evolves it to hard techno with peak time sounds.

Tell us about your next EP? 
I released my latest EP on Deborah De Luca’s record label, Solamente. I’m very happy with that two-track EP, partly because the positive feedback and good sales motivated me to feel very inspired.

The track “Think Believe Dream Rave” is like a hymn and it repeats the words of the title in a hypnotic sequence. I recorded myself speaking those words, which means the track has extra special meaning to me. I developed it during the lockdown, and these words have become my tagline. The quote is a retelling of Walt Disney’s phrase “Think Believe Dream Dare”.

Walt Disney was a dreamer and a person who wanted to open an amusement park at a time of great economic crisis in America. These are words that fuel a dream, and I admire that determined attitude, as it’s something I can relate to myself. It is a track that’s intended to represent the post-pandemic rebirth and restart of love and passion within in the techno world.

The other track on the EP, “Impervium” was named with the help of my 11-year-old son Alberto who is a big Star Wars fan. Alberto told me that impervium would be a good fit for this hard-sounding track because in the Star Wars universe it’s a tremendously resistant alloy that’s frequently used for the armour of capital spaceships, as it’s one of the strongest impenetrable metals.

What have you got coming up?
Right now, I have several records I’m working on for this winter, including a new release on Simina Grigoriu’s record label Kuukou.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Where words end, music begins! Many thanks for this opportunity, and I hope that people enjoy this mix.

Tracklist

The Navigator (Original Mix) – Joris Voorn
Theory (Original Mix) – Oscar L, Weska
Otmal (Original Mix) – Ian Kita
Go on Home (Original Mix) – Clif Jack
Heavenly (Layton Giordani Remix) – E-Dancer
Mixed Signals (Original Mix) – Aardy, Shaun Moses
Pontape (Robert Hood Remix) – Renato Cohen
Secret Space (Original Mix) – Jil Tanner
We Come (Original Mix) – Frankyeffe
Bees in the Living Room (Original Mix) – Garance
Pirouette (Original Mix) – Simina Grigoriu

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