The first proper full-length from the longtime Italian rave DJ sees release on Kynant Records in February.
Durante was a key part of Rome's early rave scene—he's been DJing since the late '80s, and making a mix of techno, industrial, acid and electro as a solo artist and collaborator for almost as long. The now Berlin-based producer's first proper full-length is described by Kynant as signaling "a new, leftfield direction" across its eight tracks. It includes appearances from a couple other seasoned Italian artists: Fabrizio D'Arcangelo, of the Roman duo D'Arcangelo—they recorded with Durante under the name Automatic Sound Unlimited in the early '90s—and Naples' Retina.it.
Kynant will give The Experiment a release on double-vinyl and digital formats in February. The label launched in 2015 with the Durante 12-inch Black Light (which featured a remix from another longtime DJ from Rome, Donato Dozzy), and later that year put out a jointly-produced EP from him and DJ Datch, who were credited as Black Sand. Recent years have also seen Durante put out a couple records on Adam X's Sonic Groove.
Listen to samples of the album.
B1 EX-PO3 feat. Fabrizio D'Arcangelo
C1 EX-PO5 feat. Fabrizio D'Arcangelo
C2 EX-PO6 feat. Retina.it
Kynant Records will release The Experiment on February 23rd, 2018.
photo credit: Andreina Sergi