Adventures in sound.
Debuting on the Baud label in 2010 with some understated dub techno in the Material Things EP, featuring a remix of the title-track by one Patrick Gräser, aka Answer Code Request, Dicicco’s music over the years has made its way to compilations and various artist EPs put out by labels like Stockholm LTD, Other Heights and Jonas Kopp’s Traut Muzik, to Semantica via the talent pool that is Svreca’s Nonnative Series.
Dicicco’s own production palate ranges from the booming dub techno of earlier tracks like “Night Erosion” to the dirty sewer sounds of “16 Reels”, and most recently the spooky, tunnelling techno of “We let Go” freshly released by Jordan Czamanski’s Off Minor Recordings. Dicicco’s ties also stretch across the pond to New York after hooking up a 12” with Anthony Parasole’s The Corner in 2014 following the launch of his own independent platform Run Out Run.
To date Run Out Run has released three of Dicicco’s own records, plus others by D'Marc Cantu, Killawatt, and a collaboration between John Osborn and Tallmen785, while more recently, Run Out Run’s second record for 2015 was a various artist EP headlined by October and L.I.E.S affiliate TX Connect.
With some inspiration from David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet documentary, Dicicco established the Wood Bison-referencing Inner Surface Music label with AnD in 2011, and his own, fittingly cold and dusted-up Exit 12” sketched out his first release on the label the following year. It was around this time that Dicicco hooked up with Andrew Bowen of AnD for a track on Brothers, but it’s the Untitled split EP with Kowton on Paul Cooper’s sorely missed Project Squared which stands out as some of his best work.
A resident of Northampton in the UK, Tom Dicicco – whose surname is pronounced Dee-chee-co - should be something of an inspiration to budding producers out there in proving that hard work, perseverance and a cordial attitude will eventually get you somewhere near to where you want to be. And he's a devil of a DJ.
Selected discography Tom Dicicco
Material Things - (Baud02)
Squalid - inc. Tom Dicicco Remix (NIG02)
Traut Musik From The Basement - Dust Groove (Traut07)
Finale Sessions - Fred P / Luke Hess / Tom Dicicco (Finale04)
Brother From Another Mother - inc. Tom Dicicco Remix (PSQ006)
Tom Dicicco - Night Erosion (STHLM LTD022)
Kowton & Tom Dicicco - Untitled EP (PSQ007)
S100 EP - inc. Tom Dicicco Remix (STHLM S1001)
Tom Dicicco - Definition EP - (Traut011)
Tom Dicicco - Exit EP (Inner003)
Tom Dicicco - Other Heights010 (OHWL#TEN-2)
Tom Dicicco - Under The Aquadrome Pt.1 (RUNOR1001)
Tom Dicicco - Under The Aquadrome Pt.2 (RUNOR1002)