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“THE ITALIAN FUTURE OF TECHNO”
Mattia Trani is considered one of the most talented young artists of the techno music landscape of recent years, both Italian and European. Born in a musical family, he starts fostering his passion for music as a child, building his background by studying the piano at first, and then focusing on DJing and musical production.
The obsessive research of new sounds, as well as the use of analog instruments (drum machines, samplers and keyboard synths), brought him to pioneer a high-quality techno style which crosses over between Warehouse/Rave and Acid/Drum’n’Bass.
In 2012, by founding his own label Pushmaster Disc, Mattia manages to score important collaborations with international artists like Ben Sims, Juan Atkins, DJ Hyperactive, Ilario Alicante, Rolando, Skudge, DJ Stingray e many others.
Today his platform represents a small “musical universe” and his work is supported by many American music heroes like Jeff Mills, Robert Hood e Derrick May, but also European artists like Laurent Garnier and Ben Klock, with Amelie Lens e Nina Kraviz as self-proclaimed fans.
In 2014, during the party for the 20th anniversary of Bologna’s Link Club, Trani shares the console with Jeff Mills, and in that occasion the famous Italian newspaper La Repubblica defines him a “Student of the Detroit school, which Mills himself brought to fame”.
The relationship with Motor City runs deep, leading Mattia Trani to publish his own podcast on the official radio of the legendary Underground Resistance. Despite the super young age, he’s the only Italian to ever have had such a privilege.
His skills develop further in 2018 by publishing several works: the single Uncage, for example, in which explodes the thunderous remix of the one and only Donato Dozzy, and the 20th release of Pushmaster Discs: a thrilling EP, with a refined and precious remix of Steve Rachmad the European pioneer of minimalism, involved under the alias of Sterac.
Mattia is today the only Italian artist who can claim to have scored collaborations with such big names - for this, he has gained the nickname of “the Italian future of Techno”.