Preview: Music Across Italy Weekender (Saturday Line-Up)
Have a weekend in Italy on us! Take Saturday and Sunday off, join us on Facebook and discover the new sounds coming from the Italian music scene.
From 10AM on Saturday 30th of May till 11PM on Sunday the 31st (British Summer Time), in partnership with Turin-based eclectic label Salgari Records, we will take you on an all-inclusive live streaming Grand Tour through the Italian Peninsula to savour cutting-edge and far-reaching grooves and vibes.
On Saturday, we will be showcasing a panoramic view over the different styles and approaches that are establishing a new sound across the Boot, showing that a new “music world” is possible.
Then from 4.30PM till late, it will be about music in rhythms and notes once again.
Starting with a DJ-set by AndreaCota, also known as Cometes and his “deep tropical dancehall from outer space”. With 20 years of musical experience, Andrea has built a name for himself in the Rome and Italian music scene at large, spreading far-reaching and eclectic vibes from Afrotuturism to tropical bass, setting in motion solo or shared projects like MondoCane, Jungla East and Veeblefetzer, each one with a dancy common denominator.
The musician will be followed by Technoir and their atmospheric trip-hop and nu-soul. The Milan-based duo, formed by singer/songwriter JenniferVilla and guitarist/producer AlexandrosFinizio, was launched back in 2012 and since then they have continually refined their sound, enhancing it with Alexandros’ “glitchy electronic beats, acoustic and electric guitar’s lines” and Jennifer’s soulful voice.
Between 6PM and 7PM, we will keep going with the dreamy atmosphere with a set by Rokeya. The London-born but Ancona-based musician (who has also Welsh and Indian origins) will take you on a cosmic journey through psychedelic and ancestral sounds, showcasing her all-around music influences.
At 7PM, we will be exploring the Latin-side of Italy with VivaVivaMalagiunta and CacaoMental. The two bands will let you dance with their very own take on traditional cumbia, reinterpreting it with psychedelic tricks, electro-beats and burning rhythms.
To keep the party going, we will host the sets of two world sounds and vinyl lovers. From Bologna, directly from the Granata cultural centre’s decks, Guenda O’C will spread some quality “vintagy” vibes with her selection. While our good friend Lou Pino will be back spinning his Grand Parade‘s turntables, always seeking for the missing link between Tropical and Calabrian sounds.
The first day of the Music Across Italy Weekender will close with a nocturnal (both in time and mood) set by Ant aka A-Tweed, who will wrap up Saturday night from the global beats’ depths. The DJ will reveal his 360-degree music perspective, letting your mind travel with Afro-Futurism, global bass, tropical house, cumbia, downbeats and vibes from all over the world.
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