buskerdroid vs microman

Italian duo playing electro, fidget & techno music composed and produced with a single Gameboy using LSDJ (Little Sound DJ). They don't use vst or samples or preset loops. All music is composed, programmed and played by a 1989 Gameboy through its original Nintendo audio chipset. Their Electro Raw & Gameboy Technopunk music is born within 8bit micromusic culture but is also influenced by rave electronic music and new millennium club music. During the Gameboy liveset Buskerdroid VS Microman project comes to life as a ping pong set live performance starting with electro than moving into a more aggressive and fat bass mood with full-beat rhytms ending into a vortex o mental techno with melodic hints. Buskerdroid VS Microman studio project comes to an end each musician following different path still heading towards the same direction.

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kamera237

January 2010Kamera237 project celebrates the 20th anniversary of an HC PUNK singer activity, revisiting his stomach-punching lyrics and music that built up his personality throughout his lifetime.Dj Sniper will take care of the sound production by recreating those minimalistic schizoid atmospheres, irritating sounds and syncopated breakbeats.

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Kamera237

bebop

Correvano gli anni 90, Windows introduceva il supporto operativo 3.11 a 16 bit e poco più di 100 colori, macchinario diabolico che senza scheda audio emetteva urla apocalittiche che provenivano dagli spalti degli spettatori dei fantastici giochi EA SPORTS e le sue mille versioni di FIFA! Ma questo non c'entra niente. Ti staccherò la testa e te la farò a fettine!!! diceva il suo prof di Architettura, ma nemmeno questo c'entra niente Bebop a.k.a. Bebop the Dog a.k.a. Bebop Twinkmafia dichiara di essere: grafico, writer, remixer, produttore (musicista? No make some noise) e piccolo adepto del queer-manifesto romano, quello sano di Phag-Off, quello malsano dell'unica ed irripetibile stagione di Atomic. Ma tutto ciò che conta un bel sound, che sa di breaks & neurofunk, pop inacidito, synths sporchi e cattivi, basslines che più scoppiate non si può, voci e ossessioni infantili, e una cura maniacale per il groove denso!

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neurosplit

Neurosplit is a project of Marco Squillace, producer from Firenze. Starting as metal/hardcore guitarist, he later met the world of electronic music and digital production and through the experimentation of various styles he gave birth to Neurosplit in 2013, finding his way producing deep and dark bass music, whithout fixed boundaries, with releases and support both from italian and international labels and blogs. The fields of research of Neurosplit's works are the depths of consciousness, giving to his frequencies a mental and psychedelic element, that goes together with a essential experimental note, characterizing his personal concept of expression.

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the additive

Tony Buzzerio, aka The Additive, has born in 1985 in Alberobello - a little town southern Bari.In 2001 starts to play the electric guitar and to exhibit with his band: Sandy can Sound. Since his first experiences as guitarist, basically influenced by the sounds of Sonic Youth, Bauhaus and Velvet Underground; he is fascinated by the possibilities to create, combinate and modify the sounds.In 2004 he discovers the digital music and his first experiments begin. In 2006 moves to Rome and left his old band.In 2009 he founds the Pupazzi per Mary with 2 members of the old band, with them he plays live engaging to the digital sounds.So, today, he goes in for digital music.Because of the various musical influences (from electro to Rock, through minimal Techno and Drum'n Bass) his production follows aesthetic lines often contrasting each other.

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BLCKEBY

Born '91 in Rome, Marco Diamubeni is initially influenced by his mother, a chorister with a strong passion for Soul and R&B, especially Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston and Lionel Richie among others. During his teenage years, he gets closer to 90s music, listening to some of the greatest pop stars of those years, but also to the American Hip- Hop/Rap music. As he grows up, he starts to listen to electonic music (artists like Daft Punk and Justice) and progressive house (Hardwell, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii). During his maturity he finds himself into the Trap scene, so he gains experience as a DJ in the clubs of the capital city. Approaching Apparat first, and then Bonobo, he becomes aware he wants to get his own place in the Italian music scene, and thus he starts a careful study of that genre. In 2015 he joins Utopia Clubbing Crew​, entering the b-side roster of the MINU​'s Djs, the load-bearing party of clubbing in Rome inside Circolo Degli Illuminati​, with the MDRMNC (MadRomance) project. In the meanwhile he graduates as an Ableton Live producer in the Ableton School “Fonderie Sonore” in Rome, under the eyes of Edoardo Pietrogrande. On the 22th of January 2016 comes out PLUME, his debut EP produced by Sostanze Records​.

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ilkobra

Edoardo Taori aka IlKobra, was born in a village lost among the mountains of Lazio (Italy), in 1985.He discovers in 1992 his interests in music, and learns to read musical score.In 1994 he begins to play classical guitar which soon becomes electric guitar and in 2002 he starts playing in Nu Metal and HardRock bands.The passion for electronic music starts by chance. In 2004 he gets in touch with new musical genres which eventually estrange him from the real world and catapult him into the jungle of electronic composition's software.In 2007 he joined the association for social promotion "SOSTANZE" and he begins his "Live" path through the Roman underground, performing alongside the likes of The Panacea, Vinka, Crystal Distortion, Suburbass, Banditos, Pseudonym, Empatysm.In 2009 he founded the independent label "Sostanze Records" along with fellow snacks.

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digital brain

Digital Brain, in this century known as Massimiliano Schinco, was born in 1985 in Puglia. He began his DJ career at the age of 14 playing techno and derivatives in various clubs throughout Apulia and Basilicata.Around the age of 18 he came into contact with diverse musical genres such as trip hop, drum and bass and IDM. In the years following Digital Brain combined his performances at culture clubs with research for new sounds and musical movements.In 2007 his first musical piece “Optical” was released in the compilation Musicoltranza vol 0 distributed by the Bologna netlabel MODR. That same year Digital Brain moved to Rome where he came in contact with the cultural and musical movements of the capital, thus beginning his collaboration with Nezoomie and presenting a liveset dense with musical influences of every kind in various locals and CSOAAt the moment he is collaborating on various electronic music projects that range from minimal techno to avant-garde electronic music.


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LPR8

IL LEPROTTO is an italian project born in 2010 with the aim to produce a music for all the extreme dancefloor situations.Groovy techno rithmes are mixed with incisive sounds, which immediatly heat-up the dancefloor during his live performances. Il Leprotto intelligently fuses electro minimal, techouse and breakbeat sampling for a straight dance-oriented impact. The track "Leprottophobia" (51beats.net) has been nominated at QWARTZ ELECTRONIC AND NEW MUSIC AWARDS 2012 (Chairmanship Robert Henke alias Monolake) in the DANCEFLOOR category!! This project was one of five finalists of Elettrowave Challenge 2012 at Arezzo town.

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digi g'alessio

Cristiano Crisci, Also known as Digi G'Alessio, started his musical career in 1999 playing alto and baritone saxophone. After a few years of apprenticeship in jazz clubs around Tuscany, he began, along with contrabassist Pierangelo Spitilli and drummer Lorenzo Nardi, a trio named TRIO CANE. In 2002 they recorded the album "Era meglio se spendevi i soldi in fumo". In 2003 he became interested in electronic music and together with Simone Brillarelli and the graphic designer Jonathan Calugi created A SMILE FOR TIMBUCTU.

In 2004 they produced their first EP released by London label Audio Aubergine: Manuele Atzeni EP then, after 2 years of gigs around europe, in 2006 they realized Our Disco Disastro an album that includes a very broad graphic concept involving the group to experience artistic performances and interactive workshops with their audience.

In 2007 they are hired by the New York label kazoomzoom to create an album intended for an audience of children, so they produce "Our corto discorso". In 2008 he started his solo project Digi G'Alessio from his first demo to date, "crtrtr" has produced over 20 albums for various European labels such as: Bedroom research, Phonocake, Ideology, Plynt, Signora Franca, QuantumBit and Pitjamajusto. Having played big festivals as: Meet in Town (roma), Satta Outside (Lituania), Mi Ami (Milano), Fabbrica Europa (Firenze), Elettronica Solare (Pescara) and after having shared the stage with big names like: Primal Scream, Cocorosie, Lamb, Appart, the gaslamp killer, machinedrum, Ghost Poet, Modeselektor, Kode9, Gold Panda, Blawan, Lone, Funkinheaven and many more 2012 is undoubtedly the most luckiest year for digi g'alessio. He produced an ep for Lucky Beard Rec, which led him to be played on BBC1 and MTV.

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Fricat

Fricat (12 March, 1982 – present) Being born the son of an engineer, his father gifted him a Commodore 64 in 1988 instead of the traditional gifts normally purchased for boys his age. Upon receiving the Commodore 64, he promptly taught himself how to program it. After years of bouncing balls on the C64 and eventually finding adventure on the NES, he leveled-up in 1994 when he was granted access to an Amiga500 by a friend of his. Through this new medium, he started to compose beats with Sonix, and later, in his garage, a Protracker. After several years of practicing and mastering his art, in 1996 he purchased a Macintosh classic and a Roland S-50 and moved into a new area of the house. Along with the new computer, he was also playing and mastering the PS1, until a friend of his, in 1998, let him borrow his Akai S-200 sampler, which brought him back to his garage. Word spread of his work and passions, and a group of more mature musicians kidnapped him and took him to a proper studio, with proper musicians. After seeing and realizing what his real potential was, he decided to purchase his first PC. In 2001, he decided to branch out, and he moved to a new city. Exploring the scene and himself, he then founded an underground electronic-band in 2005 and started to experiment more with the music he learned and taught himself as a kid. In 2014, he branched out once again, and started a solo-experimental pseudo-trap project, where he is still learning and developing his skills and mastering his art once more.


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flux

Flux, gets tired of too much caviar and champagne (now moldy like blue cheese), collapses on 2006 in the Rome underground scene with sounds of distorted kicks. Aware that music is an ever-changing, approaching a sound more electro, dubstep, pip, pop, and Duffy Duck, he founded, together with other friends, Sostanze Records, the only reason for living (in the absence of other things to do).

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red|-_-|box

Promoter, manager and producer of Sostanze Records since it was founded in 2007.Belgian beers and Midi Controller Lovers. Drum and bass and Dubstep producer and beatmaker for his side project Beatcaverna with whom shared the stage along with most important italian rappers and djs as Bassi Maestro, Esa, Clementino, Paura, Tayone, MrPhil and Broken Speakers. At the same time he played his favorited genre next to big names of the scene: Aphrodite, Crystal Distortion, Panacea, Vinka, Banditos, Suburbass, Congo Natty and so on during festival throughout italy and notorious roman clubs.

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LZRVS

Grown up listening and playing punk music, LZRVS is still inspired by it. His sounds are raw and rough and also able to create an intimate and romantic atmospheres.

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Nowhere Fast

"Nowhere Fast is the moniker for a 23 years old, musician, producer, nerd and faceless girl. Born nowhere in the south of Italy, she decided to put some beats together and see what happens. She is also a guitar and bass-guitar player and her influences are taken from every kind of good and tasty music. Her sound is pixellated with chocolate chips and cheeses sunglasses. She has no god except for Steven Patrick Morrissey. "

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Toot

TOOT are a musical project formed in December 2011, in Rome (Italy), featuring Flux (production, guitar bass, vocals), Luca Stefanini (guitar, vocals), Michele Lunati (production, drums). Toot are a mix between two differents ways to live music: played and produced. Their sound presents a lot of contaminations: from funky, punk rock to electro, techno with a touch of bass music. Toot love playing live, their gigs are full of energy, positive vibes, they own the stage when they are on it, but they want more, they need to connect with people, in order to give the best show.

After the publication on their SoundCloud page of their completely free downloadable EP “Loading” in 2012, they published also their second EP “Please Wait” in free download on SoundCloud announced by the videoclip of “You” available on YouTube in 2013. New album Error404, has been anticipated by the videoclip of “Jungle”, released in June 2014, is out on Sostanze Records in May 2015. “Error404” is financed by the win of “Fuoriscena” Contest (Circolo degli Artisti, Rome) recorded at Cosecomuni Recording Studio, with featuring: Giovanni Ciaffoni (Suntiago), Lord Madness, DjFastCut and Alessandro Sgreccia (Velvet).

Opening acts gigs need to be mentioned: Bud Spencer Blues Explosion, Boys Noize, Kap Bambino, Bonaparte, The Zen Circus, Sud Sound System, Delta Heavy, Piotta, Colle Der Fomento and Muro del Canto.

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RITC - Roma in The Club | Soundreef

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Re:Set

RE:SΞT [R-St] is a project born in Berlin attracted to experimental music forms, influenced by all and nothing.

His unique sound and all his passion for music engineering, without boundries, try to transmit new propouses to the contemporary musical scene.

Experimenting meticulously in his subterranean lab, he gives back to the surface his magnetical melodies and anti-gravitational landscapes to test them to people.

At 18 years old he fell in love with synthetizers and computer music, so he started to play and experiment with music. He has been strongly influenced by the new and always more strange sounds of the undergound scene.

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bxp

Born in Nuoro Febuary 20,1981, Carlo Mameli A.K.A BXP, moved in 2000 to Bologna to join the Faculty of Computer Science. His studies and his passion forelectronic music led him to abandon his classical music studies and to direct his focus towardsnew musical technologies. He modelled himself as an autodidact with Uk branded sounds as Rephlex, Warp, Planet-mu and R & S Records. Taking part in the underground scene in Bologna he started his first eclectic experiments mixing jungle, drum & bass, acid house, techno. In 2008 he produced his first Ep "FM" for Musicaoltranza, but it's in 2011 that he gave birth to one of his best works "LASTACID",which received positive feedback, in Italy and elsewhere, both among the public and professionals . In 2012 he produced another EP named"Old Sketch" for Noisybeat in Bologna . In 2012 he also performed live at the Milan Triennale, an ambitious Italian project which concerns design, architecture andAudiovisual arts. He is currently the resident dj of the famous happening "The Night of Asterix", a reference point for the club cultures of Milan and beyond.


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Soundwall | Frequencies.eu

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raw zombiez

Raw Zombiez is an Italian duo back to life from derelict factories.They offer Live action on stage with laptop, controllers and 8Bit Instrumentations.Dirty Electro Trash stuff, they'll splash your brain on the dancefloor. RAWZOMBIEZ - BASS MUSIC 4 LIVING PEOPLE

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luke dose

Luke Dose a.k.a. luca albino born in rome in 1989. strongly influenced by juxtaposition of metal music and idm music he starts luke dose project in the last year february. even in 12 months he produces original mixes (that will be releases in two eps signed by woocrew and sostanzerecords) and official remxes for for various producers eps of italian the electro scene.

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alexis storm

Alexis Storm was born in 1984 in Puglia and approached the world of techno and trance music from a very young age.After many years of non-stop listening he decided to create a group with Digital Brain and Gerry: Cinquecento Bros.Later he decided to break out as a solo artist. His creations are techno-minimal influenced by the deep and dark.

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brokenspud

Manuel Sabatino, AKA brokenspud: Italian dnb/neurofunk dj/producer, his sound can be described as "dirty" neuro-funk/punk a mix of electro and drum and bass. Active in underground music for about 10 years now with solid foundation Manuel carries out the project brokenspud getting awards on specialized sites and attracting the attention of international artists and record labels.

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natlek

Italian 1991 Since 2009 Fat Bass everywhere No machines or fucking laptops Shared the console along with international artists such as: Congorock | Gtronic | StereoHeroes | Belzebass | Pink is Punk | Nic Sarno | Dargen D'Amico | Salmo | Gigi Barocco | Cyberpunkers | Hack The System | Maztek | and many more

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