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Andrea Festa

 

Andrea Festa, musician, producer, was born in Lugano in 1976. It will be perhaps for its neapolitan origins, is the music that moves him, his greatest passion. Andrea Festa begins to play in 1987, when at home, he amused himself to scratch on hip-hop discs. In 1988 he begun to cultivate its passion for the electronic house, acid music, and techno, with the classics of Chicago and Detroit schools.He played from 1990 in a lot of Swiss rave parties, like Garden of Eden, Cubik, Energy, and in the first afterhours working with legends like Laurent Garnier, Damon Wild, Mike Dunn, Roy Davis jr., Prodigy, Jeff Mills, and in the Swiss radio. In 1995 he was resident at famous Prince club in Lugano, playing with house Gods like Lil Louis, Masters at Work, Tony Humphries and David Morales. In the year 2005 after years of passion and music he founded the AFR label. Andrea Festa Records opens its activity with Alterego MinimalLego, a naïf but true experiment in old-skool dynamics. After a couple of releases Andrea was ready to develop his sound and imaginary with the publication of the double CD “The Sound Of Lugano”, half his material, from house to techno stuff, and half reinterpretations by Chicago, Detroit and Rome legends like Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon and Max Durante. Its DJ sets are a continuous exploration of techniques and flavours in the Minimal, Deep House, and techno universe, always searching new emotions. He wants to connects its work with the mood of when house music was in full evolutionary phase. Maintaining to that genuine attitude the style is evaluated naturally with the sonority of the new millennium. In its set he selects exclusively the better music electronic in circulation. After the album Andrea Festa keep on groovin bombs between techno and house, old and nu skool with the collaboration with Lars Eckhmann on the 12” Hellectronique on Bacteria Records, and the new devastating "Basic Acid". Four versions, the original on the A side is one of that demolitors with stabs that you simply can't stop playing- On the B side two remixes, the first by another legend, Woody Mc Bride, with his moniker DJ ESP on a dark-ravey techno assault that makes you think how great were the 90's, and the other one by Andrea Festa himself, with a builder that gives the right meaning to the word "minimalism". The label is the Andrea's one, AFRecords, and after these great trax you will get in touch with it, with new releases coming soon with fresh Andrea’stuff and remixes by true underground producers like Andrea Benedetti from Rome and Lory D. AFRecords is a label founded by Andrea Festa, in Lugano, in the italian side of Switzerland, in 2004. AFR opens its activity with Alterego MinimalLego, a naïf but true experiment in old-skool dynamics, but soon Andrea was ready to develop his sound and imaginary with the publication of the double CD “The Sound Of Lugano”, half his material, from house to techno stuff, and half reinterpretations by Chicago, Detroit and Rome legends like Mike Dunn, K-Alexi, Terrence Parker, Terrence Dixon and Max Durante. An album that shows the sound of Andrea, the same of his DJ sets, a continuous exploration of techniques and flavours in the electro, funk, house and techno universe. After the album Andrea Festa keep on groovin bombs between techno and house with the collaboration with Lars Eckhmann on the 12” Hellectronique on Bacteria Records, and the new devastating "Basic Acid" on AFRecords, a techno collaboration with another legend, Woody Mc Bride. After these great trax you will get in touch with the label, as new releases coming soon with fresh Andrea’stuff and remixes by true underground producers of the old and nu skool.Forthcoming release AFR 003 Andrea Festa Feat. Mike Dunn "The Sound Of Lugano" - Hardfloor Remix It will be published soon the 12" with the dancefloor bomb taken from the"Sound Of Lugano" CD. This track has a story and various incarnations, and now it will be available on vinyl in its full power. Born as the original Andrea Festa instrumental, then Mike Dunn add his funk magic with a devastating old-skool Chicago house remix with his full vocals "this is the sound of Lugano baby" that made this track an anthem. Now prepare to hear the nuclear bomb that will became in the forthcoming Hardfloor remix made by those legends Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker! Watch this space! Andrea Festa returns with another classic release on his AFRecords label. This time is Bora Bora to be taken from the album "The Sound Of Lugano" for the full vinyl glory, the original track a deep and warm balearic gem with Detroit vibes, something that is perfect to play in those early morning jams for every DJ, from techno to house to trance and whatever. Chicago legend Tyree Cooper takes the moody structure of the track and adds acidic dubby ghostly manouvres with jacky memories that is the perfect expression of his new life in Berlin. New sonic gems from that Switzerland-Chicago.

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