Strati + # COMBO
- Svreca ES - Semantica Records
- Donato Dozzy IT - Spazio Disponibile / Spectrum Spools
- Neel IT - Spectrum Spools / Spazio Disponibile
The Madrid based DJ and Semantica label boss Svreca creates slow-evolving techno sets that oscillate between experimental, listening and club music. Alongside the driving, rhythmical elements always present in his track selections, coulourings from all areas of experimental music are found, generating concentrated sets that reach far beyond the dance floor.
"In twenty years of activity as a DJ I still can't realize the real social utility of what I'm doin', but I have seen the therapeutic function..." - Donato Dozzy
Few DJs and producers are as widely and universally acclaimed in techno circles as Italian Donato Dozzy. Never one to pay heed to the zeitgeist, he prefers to deal in hypnotic soundscapes that really take you on a trip. Leaning on acid, ambient and of course techno, he is known for his ability to work his way into peoples' minds at places like Labyrinth Festival, as well as with the music he releases on Aquaplano, Prologue and Further Records.
Italian Giuseppe Tillieci has always paid great attention to the technical aspects of his sound whether crafting in the studio, DJing or playing live around the world. As such his output on labels like Prologue and Silent Season fuses rhythm and texture with techno and ambience in hugely captivating ways. Of course, Neel's main output to date has been alongside long-term professional and personal friend Donato Dozzy as Voices from the Lake, but soon he is to release his first solo EPs and a debut LP called Phobos on the Spectrum Spools label.
Someone able to make music that is as deep and obscure as it is fluid and rhythmic, Neel also performs in three different ways in clubs around the world. Firstly, he is an exceptional DJ able to fuse together the sort of cerebral and cohesive sets that really transport you to another realm. Secondly, he performs a mesmerising AV show with the help of a mysterious visual artist. It recently debuted at Mutek and marries abstract visuals with atmospheric sonics, leaving audiences left adrift in wide open spaces of sound that work the head as much as the heel.
Finally, of course, there are the shows along side Donato as Voices from the Lake, which see the pair explore experimental underwater sounds influenced by nature, African drums, Kosmische and minimalism. Neel, then, is a true modern day techno craftsman who can do surreal and unusual things with sound in truly unique ways.