It’s highly probable that if your parents met in the Typhoon Club then via osmosis you will have a deep appreciation of the free wheeling and inventive spirit of the Afro-Cosmic. So it is with Valentina Budino, born in Brescia in 1993 and now residing in Berlin. As a DJ, label owner and party organizer Budino has sought to represent her long standing connections with the Afro-Cosmic tradition pioneered by fellow Brescian Beppe Loda. Yet hers is a sound that is not a mere facsimile of Loda’s style, but instead takes the rhythmic fluency of Loda and fuses it with her own tastes giving an effortless and genre spanning DJ approach.
Budino is one of the minds behind the long-running Oscillator party series and their own record label that has released a few EPs of edits of obscure Italian disco by the Italian pioneer Beppe Loda further galvanizing the connection with her Brescian roots and at the same time her new connections in her adopted city of Berlin. As well as the Oscillator party series, Budino’s wild and immersive sets have found a perfect home at clubbing institutions such as Cocktail d’Amore and Wilden Renate where she can be found jamming the sonics for hours on end.
“Her mixing ability and selection is bar none to her peers and then some. I’ve never met someone so young with such raw talent. The future is so bright for her.” Ivan Berko – Test Pressing 2018