Four Flies Records is the brainchild of founder Pierpaolo De Sanctis, who launched the label in 2015.
With two film degrees, an award-winning documentary, several publications on Italian cinema, and 10+ years of experience as a DJ/selector under his belt, Pier (that’s what we call him around here) decided to combine his two passions by reissuing, or releasing for the first time, long-lost soundtrack gems from 60s and 70s Italian film, radio and television.
Over the years, he has assembled a team of enthusiastic collaborators who share his vision and approach. The Four Flies team is committed to digging up underrated scores and sounds – often ones that were never circulated outside the Italian film, radio or TV industry – and to unearthing master tapes tucked away and long forgotten in attics or basements.
Like archaeologists of Italian library music, we go to great lengths to rescue from oblivion previously unreleased or lesser-known pieces by great film composers such as Alessandro Alessandroni, Piero Umiliani, Giuliano Sorgini, and Silvano D’Auria, making them available to listeners everywhere. And we can proudly say that, so far, we have contributed significant additions to the discographies of these composers.
With over 75 vinyl releases, including soundtracks from the 60s and 70s and remixes by contemporary artists who revisit and innovate the genre, Four Flies Records promotes the best Italian film and library music, providing tracks for films (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), TV (Good Girls, High Fidelity),
advertising (Estée Lauder) and other projects all over the globe.
Thanks to Pier’s long experience as a DJ/selector, Four Flies Records also releases single edits and new music with DJs in mind, the first via its FOUR FLIES 45 and FLIES DJ series (7-inch and 12-inch singles, respectively), the latter via its DJ’s CHOICE imprint.
Our primary goal is of course to put out good music, but we are dedicated to achieving the highest quality in every aspect of a release – from record-pressing methods and materials, to graphic layout and artwork.
Our next, exciting step is to release full albums by new artists, so stay tuned!
PIERPAOLO DE SANCTIS
label manager & producer
FABRIZIO DE CAROLIS
REFERENCE MASTERING STUDIO
calligraphy & graphic designer
FRANCESCO FRANZ LONGHI