M A T T I A T R A N I
Mattia Trani is regarded as one of the most talented and interesting young artists of the techno scene of these recent years.
Following in his father’s footsteps,he cultivated his passion for music since childhood finding his own musical roots in the piano study and later in both the world of DJing and in the music production.
The continuous and obsessed music research and the discovery of analog instruments such as drum machines, samplers and synthesizers keyboard lead him over the years to outline a real style that moves between Detroit-Techno latitudes and Future Jazz longitudes.
In 2012 he founded his own vinyl label “Pushmaster Discs” that has lead him to a debut that will allow him to work with international artists such as Juan Atkins, Dj Hyperactive, Ilario Alicante, Rolando, Dj Stingray, Skudge, Orlando Voorn, Santiago Salazar and many others.
Nowadays “Pushmaster Discs” is a reality of the worldwide music industry and it’s not a coincidence that the works of Mattia are supported by American superstars such as Jeff Mills, Robert Hood and Derrick May, but also from the European techno pioneers like Ben Sims, Dj Deep and Ben Klock.
In 2014 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Link Club of Bologna, Mattia Trani shared the console along with theundisputed master Jeff Mills and on that occasion the famous newspaper “The Republic” defines him as a “student of the school of Detroit to which Mills himself helped to bring prestige “.
Mattia is also the only Italian that have seen published its podcast on the official radio of the legendary team of Detroit:Underground Resistance.
I L A R I O A L I C A N T E
Born in late 1988 under the beautiful Livorno’s sun (italy), the “enfant prodige” Ilario Alicante starts to raise is passion for music at the earliest years of his life,when his mother educated him to listen music for his own pleasure.
Time goes by and Ilario takes his first steps into italian nightlife and dj world,first with some average media,experimenting D.I.Y. mixes within the four walls of his own “epic” room and then digging a personal sound style until he gained the resident-title at “Pachamama Club” (in Pisa).
From this springboard he started hangin around the best italian,german and spanish clubs,finally landing into Cocoon’s family,falling in love at first “sight” with house music and her thousand shades,waving from latino-ispanic from a minimal-electro sound.
At this point he devoted his production style only to these rhytms,also if his dj-sets are stuck to the quest of something special everytime.
Hardly inspired from artists such as Hawtin,Marco Carola,Villalobos and Luciano. The great bunch of Ilario’s production are really estimated inside the international dj-system claque.
“Vacaciones en Chile” directly throws Ilario into the house music business,defining his supernatural talent with “Living Near Africa” (Cecille).
Playing also in 2008 at Rotterdam’s Time Warp as the youngest act of ever,now he’s unexhaustedly performing just in the best world clubs,under the flag of Sven Vath’s Cocoon family and Deep Moves Rec.,his own record label.
THE ANALOGUE COPS AKA XENOGEARS
Vinyl purists, gear scientists, lo-fi tech-freaks and general purveyors of all forms of hardware, Lucretio and Marieu aka The Analogue Cops are the founders of Restoration Records. As the name so boldly suggests, their imprint has been heavily involved in the deconstruction and reshaping of the house and techno sound since the duo moved to Berlin from the outskirts of Padova – Italy’s unofficial underground music mecca – almost a decade ago.
Taking the sound from Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and from the United Kingdom as a point of inspiration, the duo have progressively nurtured their own style – gritty, loose, improvisational arrangements boasting a singular sampling touch – one which is both instantly recognisable as their own and also partly responsible for the current state of affairs in the game.
Performing either as a DJ duo or as a live act, Lucretio and Marieu’s sets contain the same levels of energy and a distinctly personal touch. The former can include everything from the productions of their tight-knit crews to forgotten 90′s house and techno gems and even shades of gritty broken beats, while the latter showcases the Cops’ own productions. This, of course, is performed strictly without laptops or software processors, but with a bunch of drum machines, a couple of sequencers, the latest outboard synths they’ve laid their hands on, a few boutique pedals and a whole load of analogue gear and circuitry.
Restoring and remodelling since 2006. The mission lives on.
Electronic music producer born in a red city somewhere in the planet. Shaping sound as fast as the space race with a pure techno attitude, acid obsession and uptempo love.