International Festival of Digital Creativity and Electronic Music
WHO: Montréalers Tazz, musician and producer Anastasios Angelidis, and video artist and musician Giovanni Randisi
STYLE: Underground house and acid techno with jazz accents; elegant lively takes on classic electronic grooves
LATEST WORK: Orchestral Dimensions under their 12 to 30 Alias (2015)
LABELS: Underground Quality, Tsuba, New Kanada, Town House Music, Tulipa Records, Sistrum Recordings
MORE: Tazz worked with DJ Marcelo of Deepnsound Recordings and DJed at Montréal’s Jello Bar, Gotsoul parties and Stereo, among others in the late 90s
Two veteran electronic music producers Tazz and Giovanni Randisi ally themselves to make music, parties and a scene in Montréal. An electronic music fixture in the city since the end of the 90s as a DJ, Tazz turned to producing deep melodic house and raw tech house, before finding Randisi. With several releases under their belt – from the 2012 modern house album Adventures of Tazz on UK label Tsuba Records to the dark and synthy techno dub of Cosmic Sex, Tazz and Giovanni Randisi operate with precise production chops and smoothly designed listening in mind. Under the group name 12 to 30, their late-2015 deep house collaboration (with Bacanito) delivers a warm and heavily textured mix of smooth beats, atmospheric synths and effects worthy of sci-fi.
Tazz and Giovanni Randisi come to MUTEK with a live set tailor made for a big room, full of graceful melodies balanced in serene tension with hypnotic grooves and easy beats.