Fresh off the drop of the second volume in his ‘Holiday in Panikstrasse’ diptych for Malka Tuti, Benjamin joined us for an in-depth chat, covering topics as diverse as his relationship with Berlin and Paris, his beginnings in the so-called industry and the evolution of DJing over the last decade.
We had the rare opportunity to catch up with Italian artist and label boss Alessandro Adriani and delve further into his aims and aspirations for Mannequin Records. His mix delivery is unlike anything we’ve heard from him before and is comprised of edits from his collection of 7”s, resurfaced Italo and minimal synth sounds from the 1980’s.
Imagine Giorgio Moroder boarding KITT, the face stroken through by thick black sunglasses, moustache gleaming and synth blazing as the red-hot sun sinks beyond the horizon. Aussie producer X.I lands on Mind Records with an EP that just as convincingly explicits his ability at melding a serious art of the groove and a superior sense for well-built atmospherics.