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Premiere: Andrea Benini – El Guerrero

by Editor | 4th May 2018

Italian experimentalist and frontman of MopMop, Andrea Benini, has been deeply inspired by African drums and modern beats for some time now. During his continuous explorations of the genre, he’s combined traditional instruments such as the Caribbean marimbula or the African krakebs with electronic and analog drum machines to create modern melodies and textures. The […]

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Ribongia applies M∆∆T finish to debut album’s controlled chaos

by Editor | 1st May 2018

The Sydney-based Italian producer Ribongia (pronounced ‘Ribonjia’) takes his name from a 17th-century Florentine slang word meaning disarray, rowdiness or general mischief. Yet while it’s fair to say that Ribongia’s music can indeed inspire a state of pandemonium (just witness one of his sets), it also shows a meticulous attention to detail that is far […]

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Italy

by Editor | 26th May 2016

Italian is a romantic language so full of vowels that it lends itself well to melody, and it was in 1710 that these melodies first spread to other parts of the world when German composer George Frideric Handel moved from Italy to London, where he staged Italian operas to great acclaim. Since then the Italian music […]

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Moody and deep: hear what’s currently coming from Italy right here.

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The one and only singer, songwriter, party animal and performer that ever exists in Milan is M¥SS KETA. This is what I’ve firmly believed for a couple of years already, in spite of coming across other music emerging from the same …

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Ackeejuice Rockers

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Kanye West loved a beat of theirs so much he used it on Yeezus. We like them so much we signed them up to help us find new Italian talent. Find out more about the Ackeejuice Rockers duo below and hear them on SoundCloud. Tell us a little about yourself, your involvement with music etc… …

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andrea benini

Premiere: Andrea Benini – El Guerrero

by Editor | 4th May 2018

Italian experimentalist and frontman of MopMop, Andrea Benini, has been deeply inspired by African drums and modern beats for some time now. During his continuous explorations of the genre, he’s combined traditional instruments such as the Caribbean marimbula or the African krakebs with electronic and analog drum machines to create modern melodies and textures. The […]

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Soundscape 002: Ackeejuice Rockers (Italy)

by Editor | 15th December 2016

MusicMap’s Soundscape series is the easiest way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every couple of weeks we visit a different country and ask a local music obsessive to serve up a mix of the best …

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