Ajello was born from the meeting between Luca DJ Rocca Roccatagliati and Fabrizio Taver Tavernelli. The habitat where this collaboration develops itself is the Maffia Club of Reggio Emilia, historic club for the electronic music development in Italy and place where the two are actually residents. Coming from different environments has not prevented to find a common denominator in the sound fascination and the aesthetic imaginary of the eighties. Eclecticism is the keyword word of the Ajello project: Rocca is a DJ, producer, musician. Taver is musician, singer, producer. The sound ingredients are concentrated on different experiences; electro, new-wave, italo-disco, disco, neurofunk, eurodance, space sounds. Among the several releases its worth to underline the ep Thats True on Moving Target (with an Elite Force remix), the compilation mixed by Ajello Skank Bloc Maffia (on Kom- Fut Manifesto with guests as Gaznevada, Munk & James Murphy, Tomboy, Adriano Canzian, Kiki, Answering Service, Andrea Doria etc ), the track Harlem U.S.A. included in the Italian EP released for Relish from Headman/Manhead (with great reactions from Mixmag, Dj Magazine, IDJ, M8 and support from Laurent Garnier, Erol Alkan, Nick Fanciulli and the English radio Kiss FM), remixed then by David Gilmoure Girls always on Relish. In addition to Ajellos own productions they essay in very appreciated remixes for people as In Flagranti from New York (Bang Bang), Diskokaines feat. Princess Superstar (Lick the Alphabet), Alex Dolby (Obsessive Sound). In 2005 Ajello signed for Mantra Vibes. Since their arrive in Mantra house, Ajello prepared a series of singles which has made them to be known to the widest electronic scene. “Italo X-perimento/Robopop” has reached the third place in the Zzub chart receiving the compliments by John Digweed, Layo & Bushwacka and Rob Mello; then they produced a cover of “Lobotomy” from band N.E.O.N. included in the “Confuzed Disco” project a retrospective of the italo-disco-wave ‘80s classics from Expanded Music back catalogue before coming out with the melancholic saga, Amore Alieno” (remixed by Cagedbaby) and the latin ‘Rhumba’ which sees the remix of the west coast future heroes to be Nick Chacona & Anthony Mansfield. . While the Italian Football team was winning the World Cup, the italo-pop-house single ‘I Wanna Be Italian Too’, was jigging in the clubs. . Spasm Odyssey Album holds this and more. 80’s Italo Disco sounds twinkle to the new wave and the most seminal electro pop, mixing to delirious rumors which recalls to the hard movies atmospheres. “Donna Droid” is an example, a freaky intro toots to a basic lesson of the 90’s disco dance; “Pumpeeno”, more careless it’s irreverent as the title itself (we are not going to translate it but it’s a sexual act). “Heart On fire” and “Fake Boy”, this last one featuring Angel, are a perfect balancing between pop and dance, winking to the modern electroclash with an after-taste of 80’s Disco. ‘Spasm Odyssey’ is a real ‘Odyssey’ of sounds, colours and vibes, a perfect space journey to warm you up during winter nights. Because Ajello …loves you!
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