- Release Date 2019-10-25
- Label Irma Records
- Catalog IRM1831
MACK is a whirlwind of hip hop, jazz and electronics made up of floating keyboards, intense rhythmic textures and freestyle rap.
The two founders Marco Frattini (acoustic drums, electronics and samples) and Federico Squassabia (keyboards, synth bass), reach the first EP under the production of Mattia "Matta" Dallara (Deposit Zero Studios).
The 6 tracks see the presence of several guests: AVEX, Devon Miles and Rachel Doe on vocals, Federico Pierantoni on trombone and Enrico Terragnoli on guitar.
Here the TRACK LIST completes:
1) MRS.FUENTES feat. AVEX, Federico Pierantoni
2) T.R.P.R.T feat. Devon Miles, Rachel Doe, Federico Pierantoni
3) BOOMDAHJAH feat. Enrico Terragnoli
4) MORE STEPS feat. AVEX, Devon Miles, Federico Pierantoni
6) B FLIGHT feat. AVEX
Italian group MACK's breakout 2019 debut is an irresistible mash-up of pulsating keyboard textures, intense jazz and funk-inflected rhythms, and consciousness-expanding freestyle rap.
Founding members Federico Squassabia (keyboards/bass synth/composition) and Marco Frattini (acoustic and electronic drums/live sampling/composition) are joined in concert by Mattia ?Matta? Dallara on samples.
MACK during the past two years has performed in several clubs and festivals like Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Fano Jazz Festival, Trentino Jazz Festival, Baum Festival, Frico Festival and many others.
All members of the band can count on a solid and strong experience in both production and live performances:
Pianist, keyboardist , composer. He has cooperated with many musicians and artist of different genres as Francesco Bearzatti, Roy Paci, Mauro Ermanno Giovanardi, Emidio Clementi, Cristina Dona, Patrick Ruffino, Indy Dibong, Julien Pestre Marco Zanotti, Danilo Gallo, Zeno De Rossi, Silvia Donati, Lisa Manara, Cristina Renzetti, Massimiliano Sorrentini, Nelide Bandello, Youssef Ait Bouazza, Blake Franchetto, Aldo Betto and others . He played regularly in clubs, festivals (Crossroads, JAZZANDO, MiTo, La vena del Jazz, ANIMATEKA LUBJANA, Trentino Jazz, MartUP, Fano Jazz festival, Trasimeno Blues Festival). Many positive critical reviews on his last projects as leader e co-leader (Feet of Mud, Federico Squassabia Walkabout and JA VIGIU PLAMJA) came from italian magazines like Blow up, Musica Jazz, Jazzit, Allabout Jazz and radio programs (RadioTre Suite, Radio Tre Alza il Volume, Radio Svizzera Italiana). He was nominated several times one of the best italian jazz keyboardist by JAZZPOOL JAZZIT. He works as composer and performer in theatrical productions with the actor Alfonso Cuccurullo.
Drummer , composer. His activity as a performer and session musician has brought him to collaborate with numerous artists, across different styles and genres, like George Garzone, Howard Levy, Omar Lye-Fook, Randy Bernsen, Ross Stanley, Nigel Price, Flavio Boltro, Pietro Tonolo, Fabio Morgera, Joseph Bowie, Karen Asatrian, Gianmaria Testa, Max Manfredi, Alessio Boni, M+A, The Mixtapers, Marco Sabiu, C'mon Tigre and many others. He has contributed to over 50 studio recordings and to several music theatre and television productions like MTV Days, Rai 2 Serata Tenco, Rai 3 Gazebo. He has