TIPOGRAFIA THE CLOSING PARTY with:
RYAN CROSSON Visionquest USA
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▴ RYAN CROSSON (Visionquest / USA)
▴ ALESSIO PAGLIAROLI (MoodMusic Records / ITA)
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⊙ R Y A N C R O S S O N ⊙
Ryan Crosson makes house and techno inspired by the historical precedent set in his native city of Detroit and his adopted hometown of Berlin.
His musical output is shaped by pioneering artists like Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson and Moodymann in the US, in addition to European heavyweights like Pantytec, Ricardo Villalobos, and Thomas Brinkmann. Situated loosely between these two defining poles, alongside his partners in Visionquest: Shaun Reeves, Seth Troxler and Lee Curtiss, Ryan delivers a obsessive attention to the constant progression of his sound and embodies a ceaseless energy that carries itself from the studio directly into his live set and DJ performances. Whether it’s solo in the studio or as a guiding hand in the Visionquest label and DJ/production partnership, Ryan consistently chooses to steer away from the predictable circuit of so-called “underground” club hits, instead favouring a process of constant renewal, returning both to early influential material and to emerging sounds that depart from well-trodden trends. As a key member of Visionquest, Ryan is responsible for much of the concepting and day to day running of what has rapidly become one of dance music’s most cherished new labels. Between them, Ryan and his partners in Visionquest have honed a whole new landscape of lush, organic techno and more esoteric leftfield electronica, gambling against the predicable to introduce emerging talent like Tale Of Us, Maceo Plex, Footprinz, Laura Jones and Mathew Burton to the record buying public. Their efforts were rewarded when their label was voted number seven in Resident Advisor’s 2011 label poll, no mean feat given that it’s back catalogue has only recently hit double digits.
In the studio, Ryan’s production and sampling practices depart from the world of electronic music by accessing histories of sound, referencing musique concrete, 1970's funk, and East African jazz. This is best demonstrated by the evolution of his sound from minimal hits like ‘Gotham Road’ and ‘Hopskotch’, through to the organic underground house strains of his ‘Visionquest’ remixes of Kiki’s ‘Good Voodoo’ and more recently via his Visionquest remixes of David Lynch’s ‘Pinky’s Dream’ and Guy Gerber and P Diddy’s forthcoming ‘Eleven Eleven’ project. In addition to dancefloor bombs like ‘You’ve Got Me’ EP on Supplement Facts he’s also capable of conjuring up the haunting cosmic beauty of his recent ‘Birds & Souls’ project on Spectral Sound alongside the genre-busting sonic experiments that make up his recent DRM album collaboration with Cesar Merveille released at the start of the year on Visionquest.
In the past Ryan has released tracks on diverse and groundbreaking labels like m-nus, Telegraph, Trapez, and Wagon Repair and more recently Soma, Spectral Sound and Supplemental Facts. From the outset Ryan immediately gave himself over to a life of touring and performance that keeps a steady focus on both the avant-garde aesthetics and deeply emotional bonds of dance music subculture. Ryan’s back-to- back live sets with Lee Curtiss, at the sold out Visionquest showcase at fabric last year and at Movement in Detroit, stole both these shows boding well for 2012 which will see him repeat his live show at some of the world’s most famous clubs and festivals alongside a packed schedule of DJ gigs, both solo and as part of Visionquest, including his much anticipated new residency at Circo Loco at DC10 this summer.
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⊙ A L E S S I O P A G L I A R O L I ⊙
Music has always been his great passion and it is for this reason that, he began to devote in a career as a dj. Eventually, he became resident DJ in La Stiva Club and L'Azienda, a musically eclectic clubs, where he could work side by side with different Artists like Richard Dorfmeister, Gerardo Frisina, Bruno Bolla, Rayner Truby, Paul Murphy Carl Craig, Paco Osuna, Robert Owens, Layo e Bushwaka,Tania Vulcano, Claudio Coccoluto, Alex Neri, Uovo from Pastaboys,Giancarlino,dj Red,Lucio Aquilina,Kerri Chandler,Jerome Sydenham, and many others.
In this way drawing from various styles, ranging from jazz to funk, from soul to house, from garage to techno sounding, strictly vinyl playing, for an audience attentive to old and new revisited sonorities .Under the name of “Alexsoul” he released two strong Detroit soulful and jazzy vibe tracks “My Destiny” feat. Patrix Duenas and “Tonite” feat. Arnold Jarvis with remix by Pirahnahead and Norm Talley’s ‘DeepTroit’ Mix. On Ibadan Records -Deeper Love-Jerome Sydenham remix. With the name of Alessio Pagliaroli debut on Moodmusic records with single Distractions feat. Jinadu is riding high on dj charts and playlists. Mano Le Tough, Mario Basanov, Mathias Meyer, Jimpster and Dixon are regularly playing the Frankie & Sandrino Remix, which as well is featured on the latest Hugo Tracks playlist from Hugo Boss. B-Pitch fave Kiki also included Distractions on his Best Of 2013 show on Noice Radio and Marcus Worgull featured the song on his Time Warp Podcast.Additionally the Sasse Remix has been licenced to the brand new HBO series ‘Looking‘.Next up is his 2nd single which will be vinyl only and features Jerome Stokes from Chicago on vocals and a slamming Freestyle Man Acid Remix and Alex Attias. The vinyl will be out in April 2014 in selected outlets. Alessio will also be featured on the Moodmusic WMC Survival Kit compilation with a special Dub Version of ‘The Bass The Day’ and Distractions.
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