Kaishi causes with “LovinU”: from a daring DJ and producer

Beatrice Florenzio is hidden behind Kaishi, an oriental name. She’s attracted to bass music, she forges her own style, combining bassline, grime, jungle, drum n bass and hip hop. This great legacy has resulted into “LovinU”, the first track in Firstplanet Academy catalogue. Signs of speed garage and 2 step are also there.


How did you create “LovinU”?
“I wanted to recreate those sounds that, from the drum’n’bass, brought me to fall in love with UK garage and start playing it, but that I had not yet been able to create in my production. Everything started from the classic tour a little ’90s dance (my other great passion), if I may say so. And that’s how it started”.
How would you define the genre of “LovinU”? It looks like a mix of 2 steps, techno and bass house.
“Mainly, we can define a UK garage / 2step piece, sometimes soulful, with a vocal R & B, genre that I love. I’m glad you said bass house too, because it’s part of the genre circle that inspires me for my production and I’ve been very close to it lately in terms of sound, probably already there with in ‘LovinU’”.
In addition to several single tracks, are you working on an album too?
“Not right now. I have already planned a series of collaborations with UK artists, some are ready, and probably an E.P. I do not feel yet ready for an album, perhaps I see it as a somewhat presumptuous and the next step in my artistic career. I think I still have to tell people who Kaishi really is and I also need to be sure that they appreciate and understand my album”.
You are very close to the underground UK. Why do you love this sound so much?
“It all started when I discovered drum’n’bass. In fact, before Kaishi, I played for many years d’n’b in a collective that I founded, the Pinknoise Kollective. I was a teenager and I just started to go to parties with jungle and d’n’b legends, so I fell in love with this genre and started playing. I went to London and Bristol many times; my music partner used to live there at the time. I learned about the music scene, not only in the UK, and I discovered other sounds that had a huge influence on me”.


How did you approach the Firstplanet world?
“Thanks to Stefano B, I met him at the time of Pinknoise Kollective. I sent him ‘LovinU’, he knew I was looking for an Italian label to release it and he suggested Firstplanet”.
How do you see your sound in the next few years?
“A sound … my own sound, that is the fusion of all my passions and background, as I’m trying to do now. Lately I’m producing tracks with darker sounds, recalling dnb, dubstep and electro, halfway between the UK bass and US bass, a little influenced by my latest experience in Los Angeles, but this will not exclude more melodic tracks in the future. Because I am like that, halfway between dark and the harmony, this is Kaishi”.

Short bio. Kaishi took her first steps into the music world as a dancer, later as a graffiti artist where she dsicovered her love for hip hop music. She started as a DJ many years later, as member and founder of an all-female drum’n’bass collective, Pinknoise Kollective.

 

Tarantula Music debut with “Tribal Jungle” / “Analog Foot” by Frame

From the Media Records Evo legacy world break a brand new track on a brand new bass music label. It’s time to Frame

Tarantula Music (a member of Media Records Evo group) breaks with a double release “Tribal Jungle” / “Analog Foot” from Frame world. The Italian producer loves drum&bass and footwork mood. Both tune has a biggest sub bass. “Tribal Jungle” is a groovy tune which refers to the origins of the jungle music but with an optic towards the future. “Analog Foot” it’s a half tempo funky groove whit an undoubted footwork attitude.
“I’m just finish a EP on the mighty The Dreamers Recordings titled ‘Natural Sound’. Actually, I don’t have an identified specific style. I like to play with my instruments and have great time. Just music. Just drum&bass”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“I’m feeling happy I love new project who involved Italian electronic artists”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played during big live events?
“I think the sound evolve in the years but the past is important. In this time the electronic music is like to be appreciated, but there’s some stereotypes that we can’t recognize. My goal is to experiment and make music. Have fun and improve at the same time”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“There’s a lot of artist that inspires my music. The best three artist that I admire at the moment is Alix Perez, experimental and big tunes, for his innovate sounds for the best deepest tracks. But obviously Noisia, Roni Size, Break, Fracture, Rockwell, Icicle, Commix, SpectraSoul are the best”.
Tribal Jungle is a drum & bass and jungle that remind you ’90s sounds?
“Yes, and old school breaks and big chord too. ‘Analog Foot’ is an halfstep tune with a futuristic happy mood”.

Frame is a dj and electronic Italian music producer. He has always been in love with bass music, making his first steps by mixing vinyls, then becoming interested in the world of electronic production by attending the CDM School. In 2015 he made his first release on Singularity Audio with “Bad Money EP” and later with “Intense EP”. In the same year, producer and master Luca Fronza performs a remix to his song Djungle feat. MC Koflah. After this two minimal roller EPs he released for Tesseract Recordings, Auraya Recordings and Delta9 Recordings. Always looking for more funk and innovative sound, some of his unpublished tracks were played on RinseFM in the weekly showcase of the UK label Diffrent by artists such as Dexta, Mauoq, Sense MC. In July he was releases an halftempo footwork EP, “Natural Sound”, on The Dreamers Recordings, supported by Doc Scott, Bachelors of Science, Random Movement, Muffler, Silence Groove, Conduct, GLXY, Chromatic and many more.

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Tarantula Music is born: the sound from the… bassement

From the Media Records Evo world a brand new label focused on the bass music: a 24/7 open lab

A Media Records Evo CEO Gianfranco Bortolotti explains the Tarantula Music birth and goals. Tarantula Music is a brand new label with the main target of the drum & bass movement and subgenres. “To keep a track of Media Records Evo’s positioning strategy in all segments of underground dance, we need a useful trademark for careful and disciplined search for new emerging trends across all the globe”.
Bite and poison are really effective in hitting the nerve of our body. Tarantula Music comes to spread the fever of bass music by listening to an endless and hypnotic dance music and born from the experience and selection of Media Records Evo stargate: Firstplanet.
The choice fell on Stefano Bosetti aka StefanoB, ’cause Gianfranco Bortolotti believes that he’s the best guy for spreading this sound. “It is the right man to hookup all such producers and also the most experienced promoter and festival organizer of the bass music scene”.
Many hip-hop and rap rap songs rule in bass music galaxy: the roots of most beatmakers are the same today: Tarantula Music will collaborate with Italo Music, a domestic branch of Media Records Evo. “The collaboration between A&R and producers of the various World of Media labels is a competitive advantage of our organization since the 1990s”.

StefanoB says, “I’m a dj, I started mixing in the late eighties when I was still a teenager: getting in touch with Media Records was something quite unique”. And today the dream is realized. “Tarantula Music is an idea born in 2015 and sees light only now. In Italy and in the rest of the world there are many real-world bass music, from jungle to drum & bass, but are often crumpled, unbolted. We need a new space to operate and promote different artists, both local and international”.
We will all soon “tarantulated”. “The thread leading dance to the origins of dance is the gathering, spasm and tribal rituals. The future of electronic music has so many pages to write and we will release with digital release and then maybe on vinyl so as to satisfy even the needs of maniac collectors. My task will be difficult: I listen on average over 150 promos a week and I will have no problems selecting the incoming proposals”.

StefanoB is a dj, producer and radio speaker in Brescia, Italy. He began mixing at the end of the eighties with acid house and techno trax going from funk and coming to evolve in the breakbeat scene that will give rise to jungle, drum & bass and finally the bass music. StefanoB has brought passion and expertise to the national movement and is also radio speaker for Radio Onda D’Urto (Brescia, Italy) and Future Sounds Radio (Bristol, UK). In addition to having experience in organizing various music events, he is also part of the Cockroach International Production’s cultural music association.

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#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #tarantulamusic #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo