Memento Records

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  • 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 Vanti. 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
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