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In recent years Italy has seen a flurry of talent grow from its roots and DJ & Production duo, Pink Is Punk, is no exception. Also known as Andrea MAazzantini and Nico Vignali, this Milan based duo are undoubtably making a name for themselves. Having met in high school and remaining friends, 7 years ago, the pair decided to take their relationship to the next level. It was the inception of a long term relationship neither expected. Both Andrea and Nico bring their own disctinctive talents to the project, but at the same time they unusually enough equally share the weight of the studio responsibilities, they are an unstoppable team.
The relationship truly blossomed when the pair landed their first gig DJing at the trendy Italian landmark Bond Club. Delivering sounds from every genre the pair showed their musical breadth playing everything from old school Hip Hop to Punk, to Dance this electic combination would later become their signature-sound. The line around the block at Magazzini Generali was a telling sign and before long world renown promoters BuggedOut took the pair under their wing and gave them a residency in Milan. From their Andrea and Nico wasted no time, touring worldwide at high profile shows and festivals including MTV Day, Heiniken Jamming Festival, Cocorico’s 20th Birthday anniversary and supporting The Chemical Brothers, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 1977 and Italys master of House music and later to be production partner Benny Benassi.
Touring aside their pair have had a string of underground club hits, securing their first EP in 2009, aptly named “Double Trouble”. This EP was the first showcase of their electro roots combined with their influences from Hip Hop, Roots, Reggae and Rock. The following year Pink Is Punk went one step further and released was they describe as their own “musical auto-biography” a telling sign of their musical knowledge and a raw insight into their incredible talent, their debut artist album “Skull & Banana” was released Nov 2010. Produced and released by Do It Yourself music and distributed by Universal Music, the album was donned as “the most hyped album of Autumn” and acclaimed by an influx of ltalian press. 2012 saw their latest electro-house masterpiece come to fruition as Pink Is Pink feat.
Benny Benassi “Perfect Storm” was quickly snapped up and released on US mega-label Ultra Records.
Early 2013 there are murmurs that the single has had such great club succss that the USA’s Bright Lights is breathing new life into the record with a melodically breathtaking vocal and a video to match.
We are yet to catch a glimpse of what 2013 will bring Andrea and Nico, there are a couple more EPs in the pipeline, another mammoth tour and enough studio time booked in to make you think they might just be writing another album…