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An excursion into early Greek and Italian electronic music.

Fascinated by Futurist aesthetic and early electronic music, the two artists, Claudio PRC, from Italy, and Kondaktor, from Greece, led by a strong affinity and passion for experimentation, comparing the two important realities that have had a strong influence in the evolutionary processes of contemporary music, researching and mixing some of their favourite pieces that have marked the history of music of the two countries.

A interesting insight into Italian electronic music by Mr Todd Burns from his time as editor at Resident Advisor 

Claudio PRC – Real name Claudio Porceddu, born 1987 in Sardinia, Italy. His experimental approach to techno and his knowledge on history of electronic music are the basis for a constant flow of productions since he first started releasing on the Berlin based netlabel Intoxik in 2007. After several other EPs, he received attention from the german label Prologue Music, which not only became his home base for nearly 5 years but also gave him the space to put out his widely recognised first Album “Inner State” in 2012. With his friend and production partner Ness he started his own label based on and named after their side project “The Gods Planet” in 2010, releasing their own productions and giving a little “Extra” room for releases of befriended artists. With his background in experimental and electro-acoustic music and performance, his DJ set will not only provide something to dance to, but also stimulate you intellectually.

Kondaktor aka Slydex has been crafting the decks for almost a decade establishing himself as a prominent figure in the Athenian party scene. His dj sets vary: from deeply techno to sleazy, dirty and funky; from comfortably dark and ambient to uncomfortably sensual and grimmy. He enjoys mixing different styles and trying different sounds each time: from industrial techno to chicago house and back. In the record label that he co-owns, “Modal Analysis”, the releases are a blend of modern techno with experimental approach in order to promote the new sophisticated sound coming from Greece. The label’s gloomy aesthetic examines the structural impact of sound within space. In the end of 2012 he made his debut release as a music producer with a cassette at the Seattle based Further Records under the alias of Kondaktor: the maestro that controls the musician’s performance and manipulates the feelings of the crowds. Kondaktor’s distorted approach enhance a mix of experimental tonalities that resemble those coming from a concrete mysterious setting, with electroacoustic influences, build in a low-fi aesthetic. In actual spaces, he has been organizing the “Reform” party series in Athens along with fellow DJs and he has recorded vocals for several different projects.

Tracklist

  1. Claudio PRC & Kondaktor
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  3. 01 - Luigi Russolo - Corale E Serenata (With Antonio Russolo)
  4. 02 - Iannis Xenakis - Diamorphoses
  5. 03 - Bruno Maderna - Notturno
  6. 04 - Anestis Logothetis - Fantasmata
  7. 05 - Luciano Berio - Thema Omaggio A Joyce
  8. 06 - Michael Adamis - Piece Two
  9. 07 - Maurizio Bianchi - Cold Tape
  10. 08 - Panos Alexiadis - Noumenon