Thursday, February 12, 2015

FACT Mix 482 - Shapednoise



Full article: www.factmag.com - shapednoise
Shapednoise describes his sound as "grinding Electronics/Noise and Speaker Ripping Techno," and we're inclined to agree.

The Italian producer has a way of doing things to your speakers that you don't expect. His music's physical in the way that fevers and heartbreak and fear are physical, affecting every sense at once and casting a shadow over every inch of your periphery. He's got a background in audio engineering, and he uses it in the most effective possible sense.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Ashh IST present: Q 055 [ORGANIC podcast]


Ashh IST [Jemb, BlackPeachControll] ,in collaboration with Vonboot [Gennaro Tosto], works at the blog "Svarioni Premeditati”
http://svarionipremeditati.blogspot.it/

Svarioni Premeditati blog was launched in 2007 by Gennaro Tosto, aka Vonboot (vj and electronic music lover) and Giacomo Sgobba, aka Ashh Ist (radio host and dj) as a simple attempt to diffuse the Culture of electronic music, following our roots and tastes with a specific focus on the Italian electronic scene and and being involved with Detroit techno scene too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Leo Anibaldi - 5 Years De:tuned Mix Series (Part 2)


Born in 1972, Leo Anibaldi discovers his passion for electronic music at the age of 15. Thanks to the advent of early personal computers such as the Commodore Vic 20 and 64, he begins to create his first loops. After one year, Anibaldi starts to play in clubs under the pseudonym DJ Mc, when it was impossibile to find any trace of electronic beat in Rome. He became an enthusiastic analog synth collector and he decided to spend his daily life on the creation of beats and grooves. In 1990, Anibaldi begins his recordings career at ACV Records, where he will make more than 20 albums such as: Attack Random, Riders of the Future, Noise Generation, Muta, Cannibald and Aeon. In 1991, Anibaldi meets Lory D, and from a small garage located in the north of Rome, they start the alternative music movement soon known as The Sound of Rome, which spread techno music in Rome and the whole of Italy. In those years, Anibaldi concentrated in bringing his analog live set around the world, appearing at large events such as one of the first Love Parade editions in Berlin. In 1995, he decides to sever ties with ACV Records and moves to Rephlex, which released the album Void. 2008. Cannibald records was born, Leo’s personal record label and he is back with a new Ep and two albums, Leo Anibaldi's Classics '90-'95 (2009) and 2000 Cuts (2010). Cannibald records is the sublimation of twenty years of experience in the world of electronic music by a veteran dj/producer. Cannibald Records is devoted to the search and experimentation of new sounds and original grooves,in order to offer an always actual and timeless sound: from freaky house to weird electronica to the darkest techno tunes.

Dany Angelelli | 00100 Party @ ESC Atelier Autogestito | [complete set]



Born into a family of musicians, recording studios and musical instruments, is approaching the world of DJing in 1989 at age 13, influenced by DMC videotapes. After several years of hard work to refine his technique of mixing, is able to perform as a resident in legendary clubs in the region of Lazio, all Sundays in the afternoon, (Clemalù - Canneto - Coliseum-La Zanzara-Boca-Doing).
Arriving early '90s, and with the advent of musical influences from Detroit and England, Dany participates in what might be considered the first Rave in Italy "The Magic Eyes" on Canneto - Borgo Sabotino. It is immediately fascinated by this new sound called "Techno", very different from disco-house proposal at that time, very melodic with vocals. The change is immediate, Dany still very young flies to London, home of the Sound and Rave to buy techno vinyls to play at rave in Rome.
Participate at his first rave in 1992 as a disc jockey at "Rave Chamomile". In 1993 he was resident at the "06 Disco Winter " with Lory D, representing the main importer and creator of techno and electronic scene Roman and Italian. This last, along with Leo Anibaldi and a handful of other artists, gave life and body, to the Sound of Rome. Musical and artistic movement born spontaneously as well as in Detroit and other cities were born cultural movements and subcultural.These were the artists who influenced totally Dany, outlining what is its true matrix.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ascion and D. Carbone Live



"The dark side of Techno"
The owners 'Repitch Recordings'[http://www.repitch.org], one of the most innovative and advanced techno labels, together in a set that takes us into the depths of the industrial techno sounds!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gabriele Mancino - process part 378



Born in Palermo in 1981, fascinated by house music and vinyl, Gabriele Mancino buys his first Turntable in 1999. In the same period he starts to working into his best friend’s record shop where he can discover many types of new musical genres wich will be fondamental for the creation of his dj set, spacing from deep-house and nu-funk to tecno-Detroit.
From there he starts his first experiences as Dj in gigs as: Zwischenraum festival (Berlin), Sottomarino giallo (Mi), Binario 1 (Mi), Motorshow festival (Bo), Vola (Ct), Zo (Ct), Native (Me), Movid@ (Pa), Pascia’ (Tp), Grog (Cl), Black out (Cl), Wintercase festival(Pa). In 2002 spins the vinyls in the after-party of Jamiroquai’s concert in Catania and in 2010 is selected for the national event Elettrowave challenge.
He starts to work as producer in 2008 for the italian label Recline under the name “MAH!” also remixed by Francesco Farfa. At the moment he works with differents indipendent labels like Sincopat, Sleep is commercial, Multi Vitamins, Caramella, Yulia. and for some projects with Ricky Montanari, Uglh and Avenir.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

[Cyclo Sound] [re_work Loop Consortium] present: SubDubSound




[Cyclo Sound][re_work Loop Consortium]is a musical project created by Ashh Ist.
In this project, bringing together the signposting label and the best avant-garde artists of the electronic scene.
IDM as Inteligent Dance Music!!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Anti" Dez Set 20/04/2014



Dez aka Davide Rovito, is a veteran of electronic scene since 1990. he developes his attitude with “Passaggi E Mutazioni Di Fine Millennio” a multimedial performance focalized on the social meaning of art in the underground culture. after that he lives for two years in London where plays and collaborates with “The Institute Of Goa”, few years later starts the Random/Noize project with Ilic e M. Luciano and in '96 comes the first release on Marco Carola's Design Music label. From '96 to '98 he is a “!livello 57”'s resident dj in Bologna, where Davide and Ilic begin to perform their liveset. After Bologna's period he opened with Random/Noize two techno-oriented labels: “Informale” and “De Styl” http://www.discogs.com/label/Informale, http://www.discogs.com/label/De+Styl+Recordings, and later on participated in another minimal techno project with Mario Masullo, Ilic and Terrae launching “Defrag” http://www.discogs.com/label/Defrag+Sound+Processing, label & booking. In 2008 Dez move from Napoli to Milano where he lives till 2011, working with with Electronix Network Distribution, , now is back in Napoli collaborating with label such as Etichetta Nera, http://www.discogs.com/label/Etichetta+Nera,and relaunching Defrag.


Monday, June 09, 2014

Classic Peacefrog Mix by Marco Passarani


After recently celebrating PaceFrog records 20th anniversary, they thought that it was about time shared this mix of Marco's favourite Peacefrog tracks taken from PaceFrog extensive catalogue. We hope that you rediscover some classic gems that you may have forgotten and that it brings back some pleasant memories.

UnderStudio #010 - Claudio PRC



Tracklist:
Ryo Murakami - Untitled [Depth Of Decay]
Norm Talley - Deep Consciousness (Ness Unconscious Rework) [Phorma]
Function - Modifier [Ostgut Ton]
Ness & Rasmus Hedlund - Verso Pohjois (Deepbass Remix) [Informa]
George Paar & Giorgio Gigli - Life Is Not Dead Yet (Giorgio Gigli Variation) [Par Recordings]
Ness - RK First Stage [M_Rec Ltd Grey Series]
Donato Dozzy & Brando Lupi - Liquid [Orange Groove]
Obtane & Giorgio Gigli - Chemistry Of Human Life [Zooloft]
Claudio PRC - Kar [Prologue]
Iori - Calx [Prologue]
Peter Van Hoesen - Attribute One [Time To Express]
Sigha - Suspension [Hotflush]

Thursday, May 29, 2014

PoleGroup Radio present: Raffaele Attanasio [18.04.14]


Cassegrain – Skin
Oscar Mulero – Blackstar
Gonzalo MD – Black Enemy
Subjected – SD1
CTRLS – Displacer(Sleeparchive)
Mike Storm – They Were
Sleeparchive – A man dies in the street 1 – 3
Planetary Assault Systems – Sucktion
Sleeparchive – A man dies in the street 2 – 5
Spherical Coordinates – SCFLS-17
Raffaele Attanasio – RA-1
Oscar Mulero – The Nine(Loktibrada mix)
Vatican Shadow – Remember your black day



Raffaele Attanasio was born in a family of musicians. He cultivated a passion for music since he has been a child, infact he started to have piano lessons. At the age of 12 he started to take ones first steps in the world of djing and after 5 years he made his first productions. In this period he was really into techno music, electronic music and classical-contemporary composition. In 2007 he took the piano graduation which improves his artistic language. Raffaele Attanasio is a pianist, arranger and producer. During his career he collaborated with artists such as Orlando Voorn for the personal compilation on Nightvision Records. Now he is supported by important artists such as Len Faki, Luke Slater, Ben Sims, Kirk Degiorgio, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Oscar mulero and Dustin Zahn. Raffaele made remixes for Trapez, Gynoid and the last is called Telrae for Reimut Van Bonn. At the moment his success Black Bloc Ep (NON 001, 2011) is on charts. It's the first output on the spanish label. It's about a work made up of solid and snare techno groove. It's also going to come out the remixes version (NON002, 2012). The artist has choosen Italy as his home. Raffaele wishes one day the public will be less xenofile because it should be proud of italians talents and don't make them live the "Bel Paese". European artists should be less envious of italians.


https://www.facebook.com/attanasioraffaele
http://www.nonseries.com/
www.polegroup.net
www.facebook.com/polegroup

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brando Lupi - Travellers of the Invisible Space (beatless decompression conspiracy)



Producer, musician, dj, photographer, Brando Lupi’s influences range anywhere from post 
industrial-rock, experimental electronic to modern classical. The Italian native has had a history working alongside a number of talented artists.
He's the owner of the label Detune Records,founded in 2000.
Brando’s releases have been picked up by the likes of Orange Groove , Kompakt , Samuvar , Dewtone Recordings , Mental Groove , Detune Records and Elettronica Romana. He has recently composed a score for the movie “La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi”, distributed by Medusa,with the soundtrack signed by Mike Patton ,leader of Faith No More,and presented at the 67th Venice Film Festival. He currently resides in Rome, spreading experimental spiritual frequencies across the world.




Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Andrea Atzeni at Italiansgroove Radio Show #31




Andrea Atzeni, Class '90, Sardinian, is the co-founder with Andrea Porcu of SOMEWHERE. RECORDINGS and SOMEWHERE EVENTS. Fascinated since childhood by the landscapes and the nature that surrounds him, Andrea decides to draw fruit from his sense of observation just throwing himself into the music. His sound is open, without a necessary style to encompass many genres that influence the artist himself. He's also a member of the Band 'The Smiling Strangers' with Andrea Porcu. The band released the debut EP 'Where The Stars Do Not Fall' in Japan for the record label AY based Tokyo. In 2012 he published his first Album lenght on SOMEWHERE. RECORDINGS, "Venus Transit" in which he collaborated with Marascia, Katsuyuky Taguchi and James Shain (Lilmanjs).


Saturday, February 08, 2014

Dj Say at Italiangroove Radio Show // TWO YEARS STROMKRAFT







Alessandro Ferranti aka Dj Say is a Disc Jockey since ’91 and Producer since ’93.
Say DJ mixes Ambient, Deep Techno, Electro and Acid.. a roman Braindance he likes to define as “electronic ritual dance”. He was active since the start of the underground scene in Italy and played in the first Rave parties of the 90s back to back with artists like Lory D, Luca Cucchetti, Paolo Zerla, Eugenio Passalacqua, Leo Anibaldi as well as others. He's been guest DJ in clubs located in Brighton, London, Winterthur, Rome and all over Italy.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

D. Carbone Liveset at Tresor [25.01.2014]






Carbone's sound come from the decay of society and evolves finding dub elements, deep drone and glitch sonority creating raw and industrial sounds. Carbone is one of the labelhead of -REPITCH Recordings- alongside Ascion and Shapednoise, and of the new one 3TH records. Carbone worked with Ascion for years and will appear together again with other aliases as the last -Repitch-

Monday, February 03, 2014

Emanuele Pertoldi at Aremun Podcast 21



Emanuele Pertoldi was born in a small village in the North East of Italy. Since he was a child he had a strong passion for music and it became stronger and stronger. He took a degree in Modern Music – Music Production in Bologna. Sound research, creativity and passion are the keys of his tracks.
 He founded Evasion Room Records with Riccardo D’Agostini in 2011 and Evasion Room Live with Riccardo, Daniele and Andrea, a live based on improvisations only with hardware machines and synths. He is doing other projects with these guys. With Andrea as Tripsolate & Redundænt and with Riccardo as Synkät. 
In 2013 he started a new alias, S/EXP (Shaded Explorer), with the aim to represent himself in a more intimate way. 
The description of the project says: “S/EXP lives in a place where the music is hidden behind a dense fog and dreams are suffocated by an unpromising reality. This stimulates him to continue his research of magical places around the world, being them ethereal landscapes, deep cenotes or blue seas. In those places he discovered and created new sounds, melodies and rhythms that melted together create soundscapes for escape.”
The first release is an album on eclipsemusic that was also played live by him (just with hardware) at Club To Club in Turin, one of the most rapresentative festivals in Italy. Following this concept in 2014 he founded his own intimate imprint Shaded Explorations. 2013 was important also for another new project, Mørk, with his Berlin based friend Devincenti Francesco. The project is focused on hardware only live acts too, but with a more experimental edge than the other projects. Field recordings, modular synths and textures are the keys of this new duo.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Mad Alba, Darkcube liveset at Tresor / Detroit Techno Militia / The Grid Episode 23



Madalba, was born in July 1985 in Bari. Since she was very young her interest in different musical cultures such as house and dance trends of the moment spread through rock and punk, leading to Techno and club-culture. ?At 22 she approaches the local scene as dj-girl with numerous performances in the club circuit in collaboration with some of the most renowned local promoters. Than she developed a continued and careful research into the musical experience in Rostock and Berlin, where she has been impressed and inspired by the radical Techno sound of Berghain. The musical experience gained over the years brought her to start djing only with vinyls building up a strong reputation as underground Techno dj, allowing her to play in clubs such as Tresor, Abount Blank, SK Robinson, Mikz and Tacheles in Berlin where she basically lives. In July 2011 she created T_MooD, a podcast dedicated to the underground techno culture's diffusion from Berlin to Italy. In September 2011 she moved to Detroit where she played in the most popular clubs such as The Works, Exodus and other in collaboration with Dj Seoul and Tom Linder - Detroit Techno Militia.This travel has definitely and radically changed is approach to the Techno concept, wich she cosiders more a social phenomenon and a means of complaint then simply a musical genre. 
In December 2011 she started the collaboration with the female crew Femme Fraktale. Since January 2012 she is resident of the party Homopatik in About Blank, Berlin. InMay 2013 became official member of Bang Tech 12, Detroit.






Notorious for his darkside jungle sets as well as his ability todynamically span a broad spectrum of techno and electro, DARKCUBE's gotquite the rep in both Detroit and the San Francisco bay area. He's heldresidencies in both cities, year after year, and played his share ofunderground warehouse events. DARKCUBE's been repping Detroit alongside international headliners since 1999, all across North America. His DJ sets have run the gamut of techno, electro, industrial, and ghettotech; He's also an accomplished drum and bass DJ, securing several residencies in San Francisco and Detroit, as well as playing a large number of underground events all across North America. During the last several years, Darkcube's been quite busy in the studio, with a techno release on the DTM imprint under his belt (DTM004 : Amygdala); he also has forthcoming techno releases on Mineral Musica (NYC), and an absolutely tearout upcoming drum'n'bass release with partner SPKTRM on Gein's Bad Chemistry label. He also is part of several live collaboration projects, most notably Death Squad / Guys On Drugs (with fellow Detroit artists E. Spleece and Vacuum/SECRETS).




In early 2007 Detroit Techno Militia formally launched their record label in a partnership with Cratesavers Muzik. After three very successful 12" vinyl EP releases, DTM001, DTM002, and DTM003, they amicably split with Cratesavers and took all of the responsibilities in-house. Their next two 12" vinyl EPs, DTM004, and DTM005 were independently released and distributed. Many of these releases have been charted and played by some of the biggest international names in techno music. DTM's music is regularly featured by legendary DJ, Dave Clarke on his radio show "White Noise" on the Dutch national radio station, 3VOOR12. Today, the Detroit Techno Militia continues to release music on their own vinyl label, their digital label: "DTM Digital", and other internationally distributed record labels.

"It's a battle for the soul of the music"

Friday, January 24, 2014

Aner at Svarionipremeditati Podcast #29




For our 29th episode of Svarionipremeditati Podcast we have the big pleasure to host a great friend of us and one of the youngest and interesting Apulian's producers of the italian techno scene who works in the fields of Ambient, Industrial and Dark Techno music. 
For our podcast Aner give us the recording of his last djset at Brancaleone, in Rome.

Andrea La Bombarda aka Aner, born in 1987, is a young italian producer from Bari. Since childhood, he cultivated a serious attitude towards electronic music. In 2010 he graduated by SAE International Institute of Milan with qualifications in technical djing (analog and digital). He is inspired by a blend of sounds heard in dark minimalist techno whose melody gives way to repetition. In 2013 his first release for Resiliens Recordings - LOST IN FOREST EP -



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ascion liveset at Flussi Media-arts Festival [30.08.2013]






Techno producer Pasquale Ascione, also known as Ascion, was born in Naples Italy. As a child, he was fascinated by electronics and his hunger for technology quickly matured. When the introduction to electronic music emerged, Ascion immediately indulged himself into the local underground scene. Soon he met friend and future collaborator, D. Carbone, who would play a major role in Ascion's electronic voyage. He began to experiment with different software, creating his own style and unique sounds. As his skills developed, so did his growing reputation. He was first discovered by Berlin's Kiddaz.fm. His debut EP, "F*** me", was released on Micro.fon, Kiddaz.fm sublabel. After his debut's great success, Ascion caught the attention of Drumcode's Adam Beyer and Sci-Tec's Dubfire. Leading up to two major releases, "Kick On" (DC55) and "Muzik Live Drop Be Doing" (TEC025), Ascion took his act on the road. He performed all over Europe with a highlighted stop at Berlin's historic club Tresor. Constantly evolving, embracng music and cultures of all styles, Ascion is a producer to keep an eye on, especially his new project with friend, artist and producer D.Carbone and Shapednoise called Repitch .

Friday, January 17, 2014

[Documentary] Mind of a Dj - Dj Mike Agent X Clark - The Detroit Music Scene





Born on the north-end of downtown Detroit and raised on the West side off the infamous 7 Mile Road, to an energetic mother and musical father he was surrounded by the electrifying energy of the Jazz, Funk and the Disco era. Heavily influenced by this at the early age of 13 Mike took a serious interest in the DJ world.
In the mid-80’s, Clark spent time studying Detroit’s legendary “1st Dj” Ken Collier also two New York icons Tony Humphries and Larry Levan. Mike travelled back and forth discovering the Chicago House Scene and the famed club “The Warehouse” meeting Ron Hardy and building strong bridges with the windy city’s Hotmix 5 of which Farley Jackmaster and Julien Perez was two of Clark’s favourites and a permanent influence on his spinning goals. So merging this fast growing Chicago style with the Euro-disco and progressive sound popular in Detroit, by the late 80’s Clark became a major figure in the birth of ‘Detroit techno’ alongside other DJ’s such as Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunders, Blake Baxter and Eddie Fowlkes.
During this exiting era of innovative discovery, Mike began producing and remixing. He teamed up with Mad Mike Banks group ‘Members Of The House’ to form the alias Underground Resistance label which became “Members Of House” singing group, which very clearly stood shoulder to shoulder with Ten City as one of the first two “House” music groups in history. Clark suddenly elevated his presence in Detroit, once again becoming one of the city’s most prolific DJs and producer now known as ‘Agent X’ beginning his Dj journey around the globe. A few years later in the late 90s mike joined forces with Carl Craig’s Planet E label. The result of this would be the smash hit EP “In the morning” which would yet again catapult his Career across the Atlantic into Europe and as far as Japan.

Beatdown Sounds was born in the turn of the millennium. A term used by his local peers and founded by Mike Clark “Beatdown” is the true sound of Detroit, a coined phrase that refers to the urban house sound and that Detroit is not just about “Techno” or rather that “Detroit Techno” really means term for how modern, forward Detroiters have embraced but kept their roots from Jazz to Motown to Funk to Today and created a new sound that mesh all of these and spits out tomorrow.
Beatdown sounds launched their first residency at Club OneX on Michigan Ave in Detroit’s Cork town neighbourhood. This is where House Heads and dance addicts could receive a proper “beatdown” each week. Later on Rehab at Agave became the one of the longest running and popular nights in the Deep House history of Detroit electronic music. In 2005 the Detroit Beatdown Dj’s took the sound across the pond and smashed it in Japan, Glasgow, London, Berlin and Paris. Since then one of the world’s premier nightclubs, Fabric in London has had them back every three months and every time has been the same, off the hook that undeniable heavy bass line rhythmic sound that is Beatdown. The label, Strictly Beatdown uses the talents of Detroit musicians, artisits, singers and producers and together has worked with the likes of London Based label Third ear and put out a successful series of Beatdown compilations and remixes.