Line-up /Italoboyz (Get Physical // Mothership)
Luca & Felipe D (Nice1)
Since arriving in London at the beginning of the new millennium, Italoboyz (aka Marco Donato and Federico Marton) have become an essential fixture of the capital’s small but passionate minimal scene. From their notorious back-to-back DJ sets at FESH (333, London), their reputation has grown to the point where they can now be found playing regularly across Europe and the rest of the UK. However, it’s not just the energy and flair of their DJ sets that has captured the imagination, Italoboyz releases on some of today’s most influential minimal-house / techno labels like Get Physical, Moon Harbour,Treibstoff, Einmaleins Musik and Safari Electronique.
Although their sound has always been characterized by organic elements along with large doses of funk and energy, the distinctive flavour of their productions and DJ sets is down to a willingness to embrace and explore the various genres and sub-genres that develop out of this constantly evolving music. One of the reasons Italoboyz productions are so well received is the fact that their musical expression is a fusion of sounds, themes and ideas resulting from over 15 years DJing experience. Their aim is to deliver the most modern, cutting edge sound possible but it should still resonate through time, both past and future, in order to make the immediate experience all the more seductive.
Needless to say, their own parties have built up quite a following, often running all day long from Sunday afternoon till early Monday morning. It’s an experience that has given them valuable knowledge and insight into the difference between playing in a ‘peak time’ club environment and a more laid back ‘after hour’ situation where the emphasis is on creating sonic landscapes that morph from easy-listening, atmospheric sounds to more dance orientated grooves.
Then onto their own productions and releases on mightily impressive Get Physical label (along side stable mates M.A.N.D.Y., BOOKA SHADE, MODESELEkTOR) and Claude Van Strokes imprint Mothership. With tracks such as Bla Bla Bla and Victor Casanova, tons of remixes and bookings world wide they have firmly established themselves on the global dance music stage.
Although the Italoboyz might not play Italodisco, but with their dj sets blending house, minimal and wacky attitude, they sure know how to rock a club.