Memento Records by Idriss D
Memento was born in the far 2006 in the thick fog of the
Pianura Padana area, between Mantua and Bologna which is
worldwide famous not only for Tortellini and Parmesan but also
for Techno Music and the deep style. A city that keeps always
an eye on the first steps of the far Detroit.
It was born as a creative outlet for Idriss D’s (an algerian dj who
fell in love with Italy) musical vision.
Berlin and the minimal style showed their power during those
years and our cowboy decided to give his contribution to the
scene creating partly for fun the label Memento.
But fun became suddenly serious: the first release "Hasta la
Baldoria Siempre" quickly was at the top of the charts Decks
and Beatport becoming soon a killer floor in Europe.
Techno sounds, irresistibly funk with Fidel Castro's voice, it
showed, well in advance of the modern styles, all the
opportunities of this musical code. And this was just the
beginning for the label.
Idriss was convinced that the label should grow their own
artists, discovering new local talents, here the second release
of a young new-comer from the "well-read" Bologna: Matteo
The Ep called "Go straight on" showed how the research of an
easy style is not the aim of Memento: Matteo's sound is dark
but constantly supported by groove which is going to be typical
in his art even in the future, he uses rhythmical elements which
are able to stir every dance floor; all this is mixed with expert
elements of "one shot" synth which make them a guaranteed
minimal weapon fort the peak time.
The third release was not long in coming, from Idriss himself,
who beside being the manager of the label, took the field: our
Parisian cowboy made us understand with the track
"Environment" how an hypnotic plot with romantic shades can
perfectly go with the techno materiality creating a perfect mix of
two continuously intersecting worlds assuring a trip into the
deep. Furthermore the track with