Tommaso Cappellato

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Since releasing his acclaimed debut album Aforemention (Mashibeats/Ropeadope/Mental Groove), drummer, DJ and producer Tommaso Cappellato has taken his solo project to live stages all over the world - from Los Angeles’ Low End Theory to New York’s NUBLU, from Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival Leysin to Kyoto’s legendary Club Metro. Now, we’re graced with four stunning re-interpretations of songs from his longplayer, lovingly reimagined by talent from all over the planet.

Each rework came into being through a story of friendship, comradery or even random encounters – such as in the case of London-based soul singer Natalie May who happened to be in the audience at Cappellato’s London show at Jazz Re:freshed, and improvised her melody to “R’n’Free”, recording it straight onto her phone right then and there. One of the most popular songs on the album, “Fly” - beautifully vocalled by LA gem Nia Andrews, gets flipped into anthemic soulful house for dancefloor lovers by legendary DJ/producer Alex Attias (Beatless/Mustang) with keyboard contributions courtesy of master piano/keys/electronics performer Mark de Clive-Lowe. Afrikan Sciences - an authority among the most visionary electronic music creators - delivered a stunning, cubistic drum-machine-driven rework of “Pastlife Flashbacks” - only 48 hours after getting the stems!; while Emanative, a fellow drummer with whom Tommaso has shared the DJ booth with on a few occasions, paints an ambitious sonic canvas taking elements from each individual song from the original album and titles it “Emanative’s Affirmation”, a uniquely beautiful 12-minute conceptual ambient soundscape.


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Aforemention Remixed

Release Date: June 1, 2018


Pastlife Flashbacks (Afrikan Sciences Remix)
(written by Tommaso Cappellato)
Drums, Percussion, Synth, Electronics, Vocals - Tommaso Cappellato
Producer - Eric Douglas Porter
Programmed by Eric Douglas Porter
Mixed by Eric Douglas Porter
Mastered by Max Trisotto

Aforemention (Emanative’s Affirmation)
(written by Tommaso Cappellato)
Drums, Percussion, Synth, Electronics - Tommaso Cappellato
Producer - Nick Woodmansey
Synth - Benjamin Page/Rocketnumbernine
Mastered by Tony Dixon

Artwork By – Nadia Pillon

R’n’Free feat. Natalie May
(written by Tommaso Cappellato and Natalie May)
Drums, Percussion, Synth, Electronics - Tommaso Cappellato
Vocals - Natalie May
Mixed by Toni Economides
Mastered by Max Trisotto

Fly feat. Nia Andrews (Alex Attias Remix feat. Mark de Clive-Lowe)
(written by Tommaso Cappellato)
Producer - Alex Attias
Programmed by Alex Attias
Keys - Mark de Clive-Lowe
Vocals - Nia Andrews
Mixed by Greg Dubuis
Mastered by Max Trisotto

 


Aforemention

Release Date: November 4, 2016

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