Brothers Matteo and Amedeo Giovanelli, better known as Mathame, hail from Bergamo in Northern Italy. Mathame was a way for the brothers to explore their love for music on their own terms in a medium with few social constraints and room to grow. Four months after they started the project, they moved to the foot of the most active volcano on Earth. The brothers say the landscape impacted the way they made music. “We went dark. We used heavy soundscapes, thunderous bass, strange noises.” Their style ranges from dub techno to melodic house to electronica, but every track has an ethereal, dream-like quality. Listen to Mathame with your eyes closed and you’ll soon drift to some euphoric galaxy where stars rise and comets rush by in time for the drop. In October 2020, the two brothers dropped out their “Far, Here, Nowhere” Essential Mix for BBCR1, which was nominated as the Essential Mix of the year.
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