Welcome To Paradise Vol. II: Italian Dream House 89-93
2nd part of the seminal Italian Dream House Series. Young Marco digs gold from the 90's era!

Welcome To Paradise Vol. II: Italian Dream House 89-93


€ 25,95
  • LP
Safe Trip
PICK-UP AT SHOP / FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS WITHIN BELGIUM AND EXCEEDING € 100 (FYI: we notice delays at Bpost which are out of our hands, if you want to be a 100% sure about delivery date, best choose pick-up) / Shipping costs are dependent on various factors and are calculated in your shopping cart. Add this item to your cart to see the shipping cost. Or pick up your order at our store in Ghent.


At the tail end of the 1980s, a new take on deep house began to emerge from Italian studios. 'Dream house' drew inspiration from key U.S deep house records of the period the spacey melodiousness of Larry Heard's productions, and the rich jazziness of tracks originating in New Jersey in particular  but sounded distinctly different. Its' 'head-in-the-clouds' feel  all rich chords, tactile basslines, fluid piano lines and starry electronics  made 'dream house' a uniquely Italian proposition.

First and foremost, the style echoed the wavy, glassy-eyed positivity of the period more than any other. While music in the UK and the low countries was getting faster and heavier, Italy's 'dream house' producers continued to create music shot through with warmth and colourful musicality until 1993. While few 'dream house' records were made after then, its' sounds and loose aesthetic influenced subsequent styles such as trance and progressive house.

During its' peak, dream house or, as it was tagged by leading Italian label DFC, 'ambient house' (echoing the similarly minded work of UK pioneers such as The Orb and The KLF) could be heard blaring from club sound systems across Europe. The style's popularity was fuelled, in part at least, by the runaway international success of "Sueno Latino".

Welcome To Paradiso
gathers together some of the finest examples of the style for the first time since the turn of the 90s. It includes a smattering of scene anthems  Key Tronics Ensemble's peerless "Calypso of House", Morenas's "Sonnambulism", the ambient mix of Last Rhythm's Italo-house classic "Last Rhythm"  alongside a swathe of hard-to-find, in-demand and forgotten gems.

There are cuts from key players in the movement  the likes of Don Pablos Animals, Sasha (later to find fame with a strong of bouncy, piano-heavy Italo-house cuts), and Dreamatic  plus a string of lesser-known names whose contribution to the evolution of the sound should not be overlooked. Young Marco has also found space for Leo Anibaldi's "Elements", a rare deep house outing from a producer who later helped define the sound of Roman techno.



  • 1.Welcome To Paradise (Nightfly Version)06:10
  • 2.Trasparenza04:40
  • 3.Octivation (Zone Dub)05:31


  • 1.Emotions06:26
  • 2.Somnambulism05:55
  • 3.Problem (Abyss Version)08:26


  • 1.Il Sole (The Sun) (Deep Mix)08:11
  • 2.A Key To Heaven For A Heavenly Trance06:14


  • 1.Dreams (Club Version)04:59
  • 2.Elements07:30
  • 3.Dance To The House05:22


More by Various

You might also like

Shopping bag