Items & Things
Sometimes misunderstood, often facetious but usually shy, Madato is a rebel to conformity. Like his guru David Lynch, his work is whole-heartedly characterized by twisted visions and surreal dreams.
Growing up in Naples, Italy, Andrea D'Amato was always drawn to his older brother's DJ techniques, two decks and a massive record collection. He followed suit and began a music career as a DJ at the tender age of 14 and his first introduction to a musical instrument was stimulated by dreams of being a folk musician on one hand and a classic Spanish guitar (still used in his current productions) on the other.
In 2009 Magda included Madato's The Night's Rumours in the mix for the Fabric 49 compilation, but his history with the Item & Things founding..