SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL showcase
guest: ANDREA FERLIN
DJ and producer Andrea Ferlin is one of the founders of SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL. It was in 2008 that Andrea, alongside Francesco Assenza, brought the label to life with the release of tracks as duo Dunkle Dummies and with the launch of the now legendary SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL nights.
While moving to Berlin and establishing SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL represent the latest chapter in Andreas decade long career, his impressive and extensive background in electronic music have made him a familiar name on the international club circuit. Equally as prolific in the studio as playing live, in between sharing line ups with techno legends like Richie Hawtin and Marco Carola or regular guest appearances at Circoloca @DC-10 in Ibiza, Andrea found time to craft his production skills and has released his own material since 2006 on groundbreaking labels Freak n'Chic, Mindshake and Leftroom.
These days, with SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL and Berlin, Andrea is part of two unique communities, one specific and the other general, both dedicated to moving electronic music ever forward. And in Berlin Andrea has really discovered and shaped his sound, producing a signature apparent in all his tracks and performances, something seeming to sway effortlessly between the beat machine and the snake charmer.
Look for patterns within the over ten year career of Andrea, a strong theme emerges in his commitment to artistic collaboration. Indeed, Andrea's earliest successes were in partnership with Dusty Kid between 2002-2006.
Together, as Duoteque, they released 5 records for the German label Boxer Sport and appeared on compilations from Minus, Systematic and Crosstown Rebels.
More accolades followed for his next partnership with Matteo Spedicati. The 2007 and 2008 working with Matteo as “Clarissa Haze Duo” Andrea found an astonishingly different angle to create electronic tracks from inside his own music. Today, in many ways SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL offers Andrea the oppertunity to transform his professional attitude towards artistic collaboration into a way of life. Whether in the studio, party, or living room he shares the decks with friends, DJs, newcomers whom inspire him towards constant new projects and experiments.
Lately, in 2010 he joined forces with Daniele Papini to release the “Club Mio” EP, and teamed up with new talent, Sardinian DJ Alessio Mereu releasing 3 acclaimed EPs on SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL as DUM.
2011 will see the DUM tour travel accross Europe showcasing their music flavour as well as the return of some past collaborations; Dunkle Dummies are back with new EP Detox released on Toys For Boys Records; Clarissa Haze Duo will be bringing out new material. To top off this year Andrea will release his new solo project, Sunny Charles, on SLEEP IS COMMERCIAL.
guest: FRANCESCO ASSENZA
Manager of the music label, after a past as musician, Francesco Assenza is today a gifted Dj in the international electronic scene
and he´s growing fast with his production, as the last two releases on Amam (label from his friend Alessio Mereu), and Underground testify.
Francesco began as a guitar player, interpreter and songwriter, active in the Italian pop-music scene, then became a Dj, but he has always been immersed in music.
Since 2002 he has been resident dj for the most interesting realities in the underground panorama of the Roman electronic music scene as Goa Ultrabeat , Anarchy In The Club and last but non least Kinder Gaärden/Gayvillage, a huge summer festival in the heart of Rome, where every week-end more than 5.000 people were attracted from the sound proposed together with his soul sister Lusky Dj.
In the middle of 2006 together with Giancarlino (owner of Goa Club in Rome), he started Unpolite Records,
a new Italian electronic label that moved his first steps from a club experience, on which he released two records with the pseudonym of The D.L.O. together with Gianluca Paiella.
After that we can find his name on the line up of the biggest electronic music’s festival in Italy.
At the beginning of 2007 he moved to Berlin where he is devoting his time to the development of his sound, and organizing parties. The first step was a release on Minisketch 500, the label from Davide Squillace.
At the end of 2008 meet and start to collaborate with Andrea Ferlin. This cooperation gave life to Sleep Is Commercial, started as a digital label and now became an open multimedia project of applied creativity, focused on music, fashion and event organization.
Francesco and Andrea joint each other for the first release of Sleep is Commercial with the pseudonym of Dunkle Dummies.
As Dj Francesco is active in the Berlin´s scene while is in studio working to some new tracks rmx and to his first electronic album
Maal Bros nasce a Firenze nel 2005. E' un duo composto da Matteo Cantelli e Alessandro Tafuro. Il loro set è caratterizzato da sonorità eclettiche con influenze house '90 e funky.
Hanno suonato nei migliori club fiorentini, da due anni circa sono parte attiva del progetto Bye Bye Boss, un progetto nato e sviluppatosi al fine di organizzare eventi artistici che comprendono ogni forma musicale, grazie anche alla collaborazione con i migliori locali della scena underground fiorentina.
Nel 2009 sono resident al Palace e alla Casa della Creatività. Dal 2010 sono resident del Doom Club di Firenze all'interno del progetto IT'S SATURDAY.
Tutte queste esperienze li hanno portati a condividere la consolle con artisti di fama internazionale quail Edu Imbernon, Coyu, Bart Skils, Romano Alfieri, Marco Effe, Pablo Cahn, Guillaume & De Coutu Dumont, Pirupa e molti altri.
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