Often overlooked and underrated, Turin is a hidden gem of an Italian city. Sat in the foothills of the Alps, home to two football teams, and the setting for the Italian Job, Club To Club stage one of Europe’s best music and visual arts festival there each year. 2015’s offering takes place later this week (4-8 Novembver), with Thom Yorke, Battles, Four Tet, and Jamie xx on the bill, and so so to pay tribute to both their their town and the line-up, the organisers have made Q this playlist soundtracking a trek across the city (though as the home of Fiat it naturally had to be by car).
Todd Terje – Svensk Sås (Crossing the Piazzas)
“Turin is Italy’s capital of the aperitivo, home of world famous drinks such as Martini Rosso, Cinzano and Gancia.
Todd Terje’s ‘Svensk Sås’ is a stylish driving soundtrack to any of the cities best caffes where you can relax with a cool early evening drink and fine Italian buffet.”
Jamie xx – Good Times (Seeing the sunrise from Murazzi)
“The Murazzi docks of the Po River stretch from Piazza Vittorio to the Valentino Park. Take a stroll or a drive at sun rise, and enjoy a moment of nostalgia whilst listening to Jamie xx’s latest album.”
Omar Souleyman – Bahdeni Nami (prod. by Four Tet) (Porta Palazzo market)
“A vibrant track to accompany a tour of Porta Palazzo, Europe’s largest marketplace; a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures.”
Nicolas Jaar – Keep Me There (Quadrilatero Romano Neighborhood)
“Listening to the saxophone in this song will lift you up whilst wandering around one of Turin’s most beautiful districts.”
Ninos Du Brasil – Tuppelo (Turin Derby – Olympic Stadium and Juventus Stadium)
“A stadium atmosphere for one of the most important soccer derbies in Italy.”
Thom Yorke – There’s No Ice For My Drink (The porticos of Turin)
“The shadowy grand porticos of Turin are best experienced with the atmospheric sounds of Thom Yorke.”
Nigga Fox – Hwwambo (San Salvario by day)
“San Salvario is a multi-ethnic creative district of Turin, the hustle and bustle and daily rhythm of the area is captured perfectly with a soundtrack of Nigga Fox.”
Vaghe Stelle – Hyper (San Salvario by night)
“A track that encapsulates the darkside of Turinese nightlife.”
LA Priest – Learning To Love (hanging around the city centre, Piazza near San Carlo)
“This song will get you in the mood for catching up and laughing with friends.”
Floating Points – Silhouettes (on reaching the summit of the Superga hill)
“The Superga is a grand hill situated on the south bank of the Po River. On reaching the summit, you can take pleasure with some peaceful moments and a breath-taking panorama of the city of Turin.”
For more, including the full line-up and ticket news, head to Clubtoclub.it.