Gli Artisti


  • Chevel

    Italian Showcase

    Be it dusty midweek house, heady anytime techno – and about everything else in between

    – Dario Tronchin has made his presence known as the constantly evolving Chevel.

    Hailing from Treviso, Italy, in 2009 a teenage Tronchin made his first move to Berlin – a city

    that would recall him again and again in the subsequent years. The electronic capital’s

    clubs and record stores made their immortal impression; Tronchin bought his first set of

    gear and wrote the Stroboscopic Artefacts record that would quietly launch his career. His

    mature palette and intuition struck a chord with label chief Lucy, who made a set of his

    early analogue works the very first Monad I release in 2010. It made sense, then, for

    Chevel to open proceedings at the Stroboscopic Five Year show at Berghain in 2014, hot

    off the back of One Month Off, Chevel’s long-awaited follow-up EP for the label. This was

    in fact his third Berghain outing following sets with Non Series—his other main ally—and a

    lasting prime-time debut the summer before.

    In 2012, now back in Treviso, Tronchin launched Enklav. with a back-to-back flurry of own

    productions. Totalling four EPs brimming with five to seven tracks each, the cache of

    abstract works covering everything from cavernous acid-dub to subaqueous house

    flaunted the true depths of Tronchin’s abilities. These were followed-up by Apply Within,

    Tronchin’s first full-length record, again self-released through Enklav. the label has since

    grown into a 10-strong collective of pensive club music lovers with an affinity for lush,

    analogue sound. Together they’ve hosted several showcases around Italy with roster

    artists and associates of the label. And in March 2013 Enklav. went vinyl with Tronchin’s

    own Rediscovery release.

    Monday Night Records is his other initiative, an outlet for moody house explorations under

    the same moniker. Then there’s Signalweiss, an alias that debuted on the newly-minted

    Fracture Label with Artificial towards the end of 2014. That same year Tronchin turned his

    hand to a more bass-laden techno sound for Beneath’s Mistry imprint. The potent Tank /

    Beaviane was the result, an idiosyncratic take on the UK sound Tronchin has always been

    influenced by.

    But it’s not all about outer-rim experiments, Non Series is where you’ll find the straightest

    of Chevel’s techno works. In 2012 he joined the label with Hearing EP and has toured with

    them through Europe ever since. His flair and compatibility with longer formats made him

    the ideal candidate to write the first Non Series album. Air Is Freedom saw Tronchin strike

    a balance between his freeform Enklav. releases and something decidedly dance floor-
    focused. Happa and French Fries were then tipped for remixes, released as a two-track

    EP at the end of 2014. Now there’s plan for a third LP, due out on Stroboscopic Artefacts

    in summer 2015.

    It’s an quite an accruement for someone still as relatively fresh-faced as Tronchin.

    Berghain was his first Berlin gig – the first year he really took to DJing.

    2013 also saw him play several times in Paris and at Norberg festival, Sweden. He’s since

    added Nuits Sonores, Fuse in Bruxelles, Altavoz Festival, Pulse in Venice and gigs at Goa

    in Rome to the credentials. In 2015 Tronchin will debut in the UK, perform live for the first

    time at Concrete in Paris, and wield his first seven hour DJ set in Barcelona at Be Cool

    during Sonar with the Stroboscopic crew. All the versatility he shows on record he brings

    to the booth, making Tronchin an exciting young anomaly no matter where you encounter

    him.


  • Dumbo Gets Mad

    Bad Panda Records

    Dumbo Gets Mad started in the summer of 2010 in a basement.
    Two souls combined, out of space and time,
    till a first song finally came out.
    Plumy tale it was,
    and in a little bit they started working on a first album,
    with Bad Panda.
    2011 was the year of “Elephants At The Door”,
    and dreamy and fantastic stories were told.
    Two years later there was “Quantum Leap”,
    and we rationally let the warmth of the sun
    enlighten our brains producing weird and trippy sounds.
    It’s seems other two years passed by,
    and now it’s time.
    Jumping on the planets of our imagination,
    that can contain the universe
    and even more,
    we explore different feelings
    while exploring different worlds.


  • Denny Berland

    Ego Music

    Denny Berland is back, the Italian DJ and producer born under the

    good star of house music. And this time he goes together with the

    vocal by Sean and a remix by The Him, the Dutch duo on

    everyone’s mouth (who just released a collab with Sam Feldt).

    The new track by Denny Berland is “Love For You”. The sound by

    The Him gives the original a special future house touch winking at

    tropical, with their style between indie, deep house, nu disco and

    pop, full of fresh, experimental sounds. The track has already been

    played by The Him and Sam Feldt during one of their Spinnin’

    Sessions. We definitely have some Love For You.


  • Go Dugong

    Italian Showcase

    Giulio Fonseca is the name behind the moniker of Go Dugong: an underwater creature that lives through delicate

    chillstep streams, reefs of muscular beats and hip hop ocean floors, able to reach the deepest abyss of sentiment

    to lie on it.

    Imagine his career as a path that twists and turns in multifaceted directions, just like a prism in which any of

    its cuts reflects a different angle of his growing career. If his first EP, “White Sun” (2012, AMDISCS), has been

    easily seduced by the contemporary blaze of chillwave, his follow-up “Carry a Flag”, a 7’’out for LebensStrasse,

    represents the embrace of pop sonorities and it bears the signature of Life & Limb too.

    “Was” released in late 2013 affirms Go Dugong as one of the best Italybased producer of latest years, able to

    converge different sonic arteries to a unique heart-beat.

    “A Love Explosion” (Fresh Yo! Label – Febraury 2015) is Go Dugong first full length, and it verges his continuous

    seeking towards tribal and hybrid sonorities, to stir the souls of listeners here there and everywhere.


  • Jolly Mare

    Bad Panda Records

    Jolly Mare, born Fabrizio in the southern sunny region of Apulia, says music has been a substantial part of his life since childhood. It isn’t hard to believe. His sets and his productions are a gleeful mixture of influences, from italo disco to soul, from pure electronica to Italian pop singer/songwriters. A professional turntablist, it seems Fabrizio is disturbingly good at everything he does, be it playing a live set, recording a maniacally perfect-sounding track or designing the artwork for his releases. After his experience at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York and a few very successful tracks,he was invited to play at Sónar festival in Barcelona, one of the most important electronic music events in the world – and he was the only Italian to take part. Fabrizio has been defined abroad “The new face of Italian Disco”


  • Jumbo

    Ego Music

    Jumbo P is an Italian electronic DJ/producers duo. They are two friends who share the same passion: deep

    rhythms & chill melodies. In May 2015 Jumbo P won the second place of the “White Lies remix contest” held

    by American EDM heavyweights Odesza. Odesza chose their remix above 8.000 other remixes. Jumbo P

    feat. David Julien – I Feel You is their very first release out on Hysterical. David Julien is an in-demand talen-
    ted singer and songwriter who was in the finals of The Voice UK. His thrilling voice and songwriting talents

    add passion to a wonderful track where future house and an intense piano line join in the perfect mix.

    Stay tuned Jumbers


  • Lock Eyes

    Corsica Studios

    blind jack’s journey deep house dub techno electronic dream house dream house 1.4 raw house London


  • Fabrizio Mammarella

    The Golden Age

    Fabrizio Mammarella is currently working with different projects: Telespazio, The Clap Rules band, Black Spuma, Lukebox and he’s also recording with Roman artist Rodion.

    His production and style are a mixture of electronic disco, house, dub and psychedelic proto-house. He also co-runs Slow Motion Records with Franz Underwear since 2009, releasing music by Italian producers only.

    His first release is Panorama EP back in 2004 on Steve Koteys Hairy Claw imprint. The record got amazing feedback and “Way Out’ got included in Panorama Bar 04 compilation mixed by Nick Hoppner. Since then he has made solo records, remixes and collaborations with Kotey himself, The Emperor Machine and Chaz Jankel; and for labels such as Bear Funk, Tiny Sticks, Supersoul, Brontosaurus and Rollerboys, just to name a few. Between the most influencing remixes: In Fagranti on Codek, Nteibint on Kitsunè, Michoacan “In the Dark of the Night” on DFA records and Etienne De Crecy “Binary” both as Clap Rules. The “Tear Up” single on Bear Funk got picked by Ivan Smagghe for Fabric Live 23 compilation and led to Fabrizio mixing “Rools for Rules” Vol 2 for the English label.

    2015 is set to be as busy as ever with a new Fabrizio Mammarella Ep on Slow Motion, a new Clap Rules Ep and a Telespazio album on Hell Yeah Records.


  • Marco Dassi

    Ego

    Marco Dassi is a young emerging artist from Varese, Italy. Marco started spending his days creating electronic dance music since he was 22 years old. Marco’s groovy techno, deep and disco tracks are created from synthetic samples, analogical rhythmic elements and hypnotic bass lines. They include nuances of his Italian roots: Marco’s work is singularly deep and includes a sensibility that is intermittently harmonic. His sound keeps evolving whereas he maintains his unique style.
    Check it now and don’t miss his “Wild Experience EP” out on Hysterical.


  • Michael Mayer

    Kompakt @ The Golden Age

    Michael Mayer is one of the key figures of Cologne, Germany’s electronic music scene. Mayer is a remixer, DJ, and producer, and has released a small handful of his own singles on the Kompakt music label that he helps run with founder Wolfgang Voigt. Mayer has also released music on Kompakt-related labels like New Trance Atlantic and Kreisel 99.Mayer was born and raised in the Black Forest, Germany. At the age of 20, Mayer moved to Cologne. With the help of Wolfgang and Reinhardt Voigt he established Kompakt. In 2003, he released a pair of mixes. The first was based on the first several releases in Kompakt’s “Speicher” series, while the second was commissioned by London’s Fabric series. The following year, Mayer released a second Speicher mix and finally delivered his long-promised debut album of productions.


  • Pelussje

    Ego Music

    JPelussje, a.k.a. James Nayler & Chiara Benelli are a pair of Italian EDM producers

    Pelussje, a.k.a. James Nayler & Chiara Benelli are a pair of Italian EDM producers

    and DJs born in 2004 in flaming walls of sound, burning screams and fiery stage divings.

    and DJs born in 2004 in flaming walls of sound, burning screams and fiery stage divings.

    After a period of circuit bending, noise and underground live based shows,

    After a period of circuit bending, noise and underground live based shows, they decided

    they decided to bring back to the ring their deep love of mixer and turntables.

    to bring back to the ring their deep love of mixer and turntables.

    In 2008 their productions turned to a stronger, more complex, and club-oriented sound,

    In 2008 their productions turned to a stronger, more complex, and club-oriented sound,

    colored by massive basslines and the full flavor of their musical roots.

    colored by massive basslines and the full flavor of their musical roots.

    They also introduced the theatrical violence and madness of Mexican Luche Libre

    They also introduced the theatrical violence and madness of Mexican Luche Libre

    culture as a fundamental component of their dynamic live performance.

    culture as a fundamental component of their dynamic live performance.

    In the ensuing 5 years, Pelussje built a significant global reputation through touring

    In the ensuing 7 years, Pelussje built a significant global reputation through touring

    Europe, North America, South Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, sharing

    Europe, North America, South Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, sharing

    the stage with such major acts as Skrillex, Crookers, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki,

    the stage with such major acts as Skrillex, Crookers, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Congorock,

    Congorock, Boys Noize, SebastiAn, Lektroluv, Toxic Avenger, Zomboy, & many others.

    Boys Noize, SebastiAn, Lektroluv, Zomboy, & many others.

    Their dynamic and eclectic music has been released with many of the most important,

    Their dynamic and eclectic music has been released with many of the most important,

    international labels including ULTRA, Universal, Sony, EMI, Freakz Me Out,

    international labels including ULTRA, Universal, Sony, EMI, Owsla and EGO,

    and NEST / OWSLA, receiving support from such big names as Skrillex, The Bloody

    receiving support from such big names as Skrillex, The Bloody Beetroots, Steve Aoki,

    Beetroots, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Congorock, and Joachim Garraud.

    Benny Benassi, Congorock, and Joachim Garraud.

    Pelussje’s consistently visually stunning videos conquered the YouTube world,

    Pelussje’s consistently visually stunning videos conquered the YouTube world,

    presenting diverse imagery, particularly with their latest videos “Salsoul Nugget If U Wanna”

    presenting diverse imagery, particularly with their latest videos “Salsoul Nugget If U Wanna”

    and “Love Is You”, off of their “Salsoul & West End Remixed Vol.5 EP” on ULTRA, which

    and “Love Is You”, off of their “Salsoul & West End Remixed Vol.5 EP” on ULTRA, which

    received high praise from not only the internet community, but Rolling Stone and MTV Clubland.

    received high praise from not only the internet community, but Rolling Stone and MTV Clubland.

    Pelussje have been also nominated Best New Generation Electro at the prestigious

    Pelussje have been also nominated for Best New Generation Electro at the prestigious

    MTV Digital Days 2014, where they performed in front of 50.000 people.

    MTV Digital Days 2014, where they performed in front of 50.000 people.


  • Sautufau

    Ego Music

    “Le Vent Nous Portera” is THE track, one of those to carry in your heart forever. It was released in 2001. In

    2015 Sautufau proposes it again with a new fab club version.

    “Le Vent Nous Portera” is the first single of the music project “Malacord”. It explores a trip with melancholy

    sounds, revisiting the famous hit by Noir Désir. Sautufau’s musical style goes back to the roots: from the

    primordial African drums to the South American cumbia, from the sounds of the Amazon rainforest to the Far

    East dances… Sautufau takes us on a musical ride around the world. Are you ready to go? Everything will

    disappear. But the wind will carry us.

    The release includes juicy club remixes by Juliet Sikora, James Trystan and Francis Mercier.


  • Tormento

    Body Heat

    Tormento is the name that everybody remember as one “half” of Sottotono, the duo follow through sweet romances. In 2002 the two Sottotono’s members decided to

    follow different directions so they splitted up just after the release of their “Gratest Hits”.

    From 2002 onwards they made several collaborations where you can see Tormento as main character next big names as Giorgia, Guè pequegno, Esa (his brother,

    who worked with as “Siamese brother”) and the youngest Emis Killa.

    Commited to his solo career named Yoshi Torenaga, he publishes few lps and singles where under the spot lights you’ll find his first Mixtape from 2007 with all his

    tunes from Sottotono onwards.

    In the August 2012 the new single with its video “Mantenere” came out under DJ Squarta production and taken from Primo Down&Tormento’s album “El Micro de Oro”.

    This last one was published in March 2014; just the month after the new single “Per stare fresco” is out with Fritz da Cat production.

    The 29th of July 2014 the new single track “La Strada per la Felicità” from DJ Shablo feat. Tormento, gets a video where is very loved and appreciated from the public

    and experts.

    Still looking at the 2014, Tormento plays a carachter in a movie called “Numero Zero- Alle radici del rap italiano”.

    On the 2nd of June 2015 the new released album “Dentro e fuori” rapresents the new Tormento’s working life where he sets up his new artistic rebirth, he has now the

    mature knowledge of his sound that permits to get back to his first sounds linked to the first Sottotono’s melody; already back in the days Sottotono made a fresh new

    sound from our Made in Italy during the 90’s making it sound with a contemporary key.


  • Tornado Wallace

    Corsica Studios

    The elusive and enigmatic DJ/producer is discreetly taking on the world with his hybrid of house, techno and disco with the hard-working producer responsible for stand out EPs on labels Beats In Space, ESP Institute and Delusions Of Grandeur, supported by contemporaries such as Andrew Weatherall, DJ Harvey, Tim Sweeney and Gerd Janson.
    In childhood he learnt to play piano, saxophone, guitar and the drums — and performed in a high school jazz band. He took up electronic music production at fifteen-years-old, teaching himself the basics on some outdated computer software. After collecting records throughout his teen years, he was thrown into the DJing world at 18-years-old, as a favour to a friend that needed a spot filled. Since, he has established himself as a go-to-DJ in his hometown of Melbourne whilst regularly touring throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. All this while still co-running the monthly Animals Dancing and C Grade parties in Melbourne, playing eight-hour sets with good friends Otologic..


  • Venice

    Bad Panda Records

    From one side we have the most elegant approach of the Dfloor, from the other one there is the desire to distort

    the boundary line looking for oblique perceptions, fantastic suspensions or temporal-space detouring where you can

    find back some odd kraut, tribals or psychedelic.

    Red Bull Music Academy’s ex alumni, Beniamino Petroselli aka Venice is a 3d designer, artist and musician, at the

    moment he plays these in the live band called Dumbo Gets Mad and the Quincey as bass player.


  • Wrongonyou

    Italian Showcase

    Pseudonym of marco Zitelli is WRONGONYOU, this young musician from Rome, class 1990.

    He fell in love with folk music and the whole Justin Veron’s discography, he started to write music around 2013

    and published it on his Soundcloud profile. These tunes went all the way to Sound Technology Professor at Oxford

    University where he invites him to record 4 tracks into the recording studios at Uni, the same studios where back

    in the 1991 The Shinding (well knowned as Radiohead today) recorded Manic Hedgehoh.

    In this studio his track “Hands” started to be alive, the first demo that will play a big role in his career

    making him play very important gigs one of them was Frammenti Festival and tutto Molto Bello, for then, share the

    stage with Lee Ronaldo from Sonic Youth.

    In his lives, most of them just played with his electric guitar, his songs are making you live the last 20 years

    of Anglo-Saxon folks.