Forest Flowers is a Psy-Chill duo composed by Teddy di Bari and Bruno Sordetti, based in Trani, Apulia - Southern Italy. The idea behind the project is blending digital abstract sounds with real instruments' and natural sound.
Forest Flowers combine electronics with anolog synth and drum machine, conventional instruments such as guitars, violins, flutes, percussions with field recordings and sounds of nature for a great mystical psychedelic experience of body, brain, consciousness.
„Deep and groovy basslines walking over hi-fi drums. Dreaming psychedelic textures blended with authentic analog sounds and real instruments. A full spiritual journey in a vibrant reality.“- The Hub -
Verde is Dario Gallicchio, a guitar player who approaches to music production in 2014. He explores electronics with a techno attitude, ethereal ambiance, smart psychedelic melodies, flying over white noises.
Like a self-taught drummer, Dario meets with music production and home recording over the last decade, then he falls in love with electronic music and starts experimenting new sonic frontiers, the “Verde” project is born.
Dario blends ambient with techno, downtempo with chillin' atmospheres, relaxing synths and samples for peaceful moments.
„Ambient techno flies over ethereal and psychedelic textures. Ciclying melodies crossing over 80's kick; early 90's ambient meets the new era sound“- The Hub -
Soraia Drummond is an award-winning singer/songwriter. After touring with the late great Gregory Isaacs, she took an extended trip to Kingston, Jamaica and worked with legends such as Sly & Robbie and Mad Professor. Back in Salvador she recorded her impressive debut album.
Born in City of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Soraia was revealed at Gregory Isaacs show on 7.7.7. Since then she performed in many reggae festivals: Kalau Festival in St. Lucia; Gregory Isaac's European tours; Jamaican traditional summer Reggae festival "Reggae Sumfest". She played on stage with Gregory Issacs, Alpha Blondy, The Wailers, Mad Professor, Eek-a-Mouse, Steel Pulse, Manu Chao, and others.
„Powerful and lovely Black Voice for your Soul, it walks on rhythm like a panther through the jungle, blending brazilian music with reggae vibes that meet electronics.“- The Hub -
Jahpawa is Leonardo Galetta, he starts his career as a dj in 1996 playing hardcore, techno and progressive. After a while, he starts moving across several electronics sub-genres untill 2000, when Leo approaches to the production of electronical music, then he comes close to reggae, and joins his first reggae band "the Ganjaflowers" taking charge of electronic compositions and in 2003 with "Y Cabron" he moves to electrodub.
Together with the Ragg'n'Bass aptitude he continues experimenting new sonic landscapes, producing tracks and electro minimal live sets, hip-hop and dubstep, at the same time he works with the crossover equadorian band EL KARMASO dealing effects and scratches. Jahpawa regularly performs at Crash, Lazzaretto, Scalo S. Donato, Link, Zoom in Bologna. He plays at Festivals all around Italy and UK.
„He plays like a tribù in a Boiler, tribal hypnotic rhythms with deep and modulated basslines. Uk Jungle influences meets reggae voices, ambient pads and textures with a touch of acid dancehall.“- The Hub -
Maktz is Massimiliano Caggiano, an 18-year-old producer from Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. He starts with music at 7, taking guitar lessons, then he gets interested with other instruments too, like drums, percussions, bass until his final computer music approach. Maktz' love for Prog Rock and Nu-Metal influences his productions.
Groovy Beats on expanded guitars, progressive melodies, sometime synthetic, sometime conventional bass, he taps the groove with drums and modulated percussions, guitar solos, ambient pads and noises. Dubbing, chillin' moments for your brain.
„Maktz' music is like taking Gilmour flow to a post-punk electro band of the 21st Century. You can find prog-rock influences meltin' with ambient, dubstep, dub, progressive, in a climax inducing you a trance state.“- The Hub -
Keng~ is Maurizio Caggiano, formerly known as Mu51kengineer, so “k~eng” and finally “keng~”. At 7 he takes some piano lesson, with a Bontempi 104 electric chord organ, but he feels more interested in sounds than notes. He starts playing various persussions, from 16 till 21 he plays in ethnic and traditional music bands, he starts producing in 2003, and in 2005 Wysiwyg Ep is out, totally unmastered: a child play that starts cabling a virtual rack and puts lfo on oscillators modulating other oscillators, all rhythm section and parts are created with lfo modulation on the gate.
Maurizio is a Mutimedia editor, developer, designer so keng~ is the expression of his many alter egos, a polyhedral form of light which becomes harmony.
„The meticulous sound design in his music takes you to another reality. A macumbero inducing you trance, massaging your aenima with intergalactic vibration.“- The Hub -