San Giovanni Bassista

About This Project


San Giovanni Bassista was a band that brilliantly expressed the humour, the freshness and New Wave energy of the “alternative Italo-Disco” that came out of Florence in the early 80s.

“Don’t Go” ,the band’s biggest hit – a maxi-single relased by Materiali Sonori in 85 – featured: “Don’t Go” on side A and “Hot Socks” and “Summer Sweat” on side B. The first 2 tracks were produced by Arlo Bigazzi, the third by Alexander Robotnick.

In 2003 Alexander Robotnick retrieved “Don’t Go” ‘s 24 original tracks and decided – with his friend Claudio Bonaiuti ,the author of the track – to
produce a new release of the track with technically improved production means than the limited budget original ones. Sadly ,shortly afterwards Claudio suddendly died and the project was set aside.

A few months ago, rummaging through his huge archive, Alexander Robotnick came accross San Giovanni Bassista again and decided to release “Don’t Go” in digital version by A.Robotnick’s digital music label “Hot Elephant Music” ,most of all to pay tribute to his dead friend
San Giovanni Bassista
Don’t Go (2010 mix) – (3:45)
Don’t Go (Ludus Pinsky remix) – (6:03) 129 BPM
Don’t Go (original 1985) – (4:37)
Hot Socks (original 1985) – (5:00) 119 BPM
Hot Socks (Alexander Robotnick edit) – (5:03) 120 BPM
Summer Sweat (original 1985) – (5:47) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Don’t Go (Alexander Robotnick remix) – (6:40) 129 BPM
Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Laura Zacchi
Bass Guitar – Vulgo Giobatta
Drums – Rolando Fabbri
Executive-Producer – Colin Volvert
Executive-Producer, Design – Otto Kraanen
Guitar, Producer, Written-By – Claudio Bonaiuti
Illustration – Fabien Leclercq
Mastered By – A.P*
Vocals – Regina Coeli
You can buy it here

Alexander Robotnick, Claudio Bonaiuti, Laura Zacchi, Rolando Fabbri, Vulgo Giobatta