Young and talented, Massimo Di Lena (aka Massi DL) structures his artistic research on the continuous developments in electronic music, that he elaborates with charming eclecticism...
Young and talented, Massimo Di Lena (aka Massi DL) structures his artistic research on the continuous developments in electronic music, that he elaborates with charming eclecticism. A witness of that is his brief but intense career, started as a Dj with hip-hop and funky selection at some of his friends'parties and then evolved into exciting performances imbued in techno and house grooves in front of the crowds of the best international clubs. To consacrate the success is the constant and fruitful work as a producer. The first release on the English vinyl label Multivitamins dates back to August 2006,Between February and March 2007 the ep "1up" on Fankie rec and "Microbiotik remix", arranged for his friend Joseph Capriati, are released. Those tracks are supported and played by DJs like Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin. The remix is even licensed for the compilation "Amnesia Ibiza Underground 7". In November of the same year he signes two tracks - Wonderland and Acidland - for the renowned German label Trapez and simultaneously starts a collaboration with the dj/producer Xpansul leading in 2008 on the label "Soma Recordings". Still in the same year Massi DL founds his own label with Lucio Aquilina - Wordless - whose first release appears on the compilation :"Fuse presents Adam Beyer" of the Belgian club Fuse. The different experiences around the world enrich the cultural background of the Neapolitan producer.With the remix for Nic Fanciulli on NRK and Brett Johnson on Frankie rec. the first signs of evolution can be found. The sounds are housey with clear old school influences, always interpretated with his innate sense of exploration. In 2009 the artist holds several collaborations: with Carola Pisaturo he gives life to the project called Vegas Gas on Claque Musique, with Dario Di Pace he starts a project called "Horacio", a pseudonym through wich he lands on labels such as Raum...Musik and Cynosure. This project receives great success. It is in fact the year 2009 that marks a decisive artistic and professional maturation of the young Neapolitan and an important step onwards in his career due also to his newly born collaborations with Luciano's "Cadenza Records" and Federico Molinari's label "Love letters from Oslo", which will start from november 2009 and the tracks will be released with the artist's real name: Massimo Di Lena.
Selected discography Massi DL
Massimo Di Lena - Gypsytown - Cadenza 12"
Massimo Di Lena - Delirious - Love Letters From Oslo 12"
Massimo Di Lena - He is The Walrus - Love Letters From Oslo 12"
Salvatore Freda - Irpina (Massimo Di Lena rmx) - Freerange 12"
Summed&Dot - Jazzyman ( Massimo Di Lena remix) - All inn rec 12"
Summed&Dot - Jazzyman ( Massimo Di Lena digital rmx) - All Inn Rec
G-Man - Quo Vadis ( Massimo Di lena reinterpretation) - Claque Musique 12"
G-Man - Quo Vadis ( Massimo Di Lena 909 Mix)
G-Man - Spartacus (Massimo Di Lena rmx)
Horacio - Horacio EP - Raum...musik 12"
Horacio - Horacio is back - Cynosure 12"
Horacio - Revenge - Raum...musik
Room 10 - Room 10 (Horacio rmx) - Metroline 12"