Matteo Vallicelli is an Italian drummer and composer, best known as the live drummer of The Soft Moon, Death Index, and as a founding member of many renowned Italian punk bands. This winter he debuts his first solo project, Primo, on Captured Tracks.
Heavily influenced by the pulsating techno scene of the German capital, Vallicelli began experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines. Recording sounds onto his computer and cassette tapes led him to create a massive collection of loops and samples, sometimes in protracted home sessions where he wouldn’t leave his apartment for days.
The result of three years of experimentation, Primo is ultimately an exercise in self-limitation and discovery.
Matteo Vallicelli will be at Beaches Brew Festival on Thursday 8 june. Here’s his mix for us. Enjoy!
De La Soul – Talkin’ Bout Hey Love
Gabo Brown & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – It’s A Vanity
Geraldo Pino – African Hustle
Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band – Bukom Mashie
Delta 5 – Mind Your Own Business
Nun – Uri Geller
The System – You Are In My System
Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time
Kraftwerk – Aero Dynamik
Dr. Felix – Relax Your Body