RETAPE, the review curated by Ernesto Assante and dedicated to the new proposals of the Italian music scene, returns. RETAPE is an observation point, a sort of lighthouse that tries to illuminate the shores of Italian music to help sailors "see" today's scene and discover its new and future protagonists.
A band from the Roman coastline, Disco Zodiac officially came together in 2012 and began to have their own following thanks to their first original songs. In summer 2014 they participated in the Postepay Rock in Roma Factory contest winning the first prize. In 2015, after the release of the EP "Linda and Her Flaws" they open for Alt-J. In the summer of 2018 they release the track Della Città, which opens the door to their new vintage sound. At the end of the same year, they start collaborating with Marta Venturini to produce new singles, such as "Vino che resterà" topping Spotify's Indie School playlist for several weeks. At the end of 2019 "Platinum" is released, and in 2020 the band releases two more songs, "Superheroes" and "Excuse Me."On January 27, "RETRO POP" is finally released, the band's first official album that combines different atmospheres and stories using pop as the only common thread.
Borealis is Alessandro Morini, a singer-songwriter with distinct opposing but never contradictory characteristics. In a perpetual mish-mash, a punk past and the breeze of an imagery that carries with it the very name coexists in him; it is pastel colors shot through; it is his own last three letters that enclose and cover the human personification of Alexander. In 2019 he began collaborating with Marta Venturini, former artistic producer of Calcutta, Paola Turci, Emma Marrone, Galeffi and many others. In May of the same year, the debut single "May Ninety-Six" was released, followed by several singles all capable of climbing the most prominent editorial playlists. "A Safe Place" is his new album released in December 2022.