November 20, 2018 mic


House #Saladcast 636 @ Kisk
Apparel Music
Milan, Italy

Giuseppe D’Alessandro – aka Kisk – is the owner of Apparel Music, a label based in London but with multi-cultural roots.

Kisk started his DJ career in 1998. He explored a variety of genres, from trip hop to swing, passing through jungle, West London and Detroit house, to deep house, while never abandoning Jazz – the wildest and most impeccable of all – progressively building a digital project. Out of this came the concept of Jazzy, the ability to make jazz and electronic music communicate. This passion is also manifest in the Oneboy project – musical instruments played live to a DJ set. Kisk put this project together with writer Tatiana Carelli under the name Taji bpm. Oneboy performed at the 2007 Salone Del Mobile furniture show, at various national festivals and events and on an Italian tour in 2008. Also with Taji he created the Discokit® project, a kind of “sensory stimulation kit” – the dance club becomes ‘takeaway’ and enters the world of art with more than 60 events held over two years. The discography is varied and rich in international collaborations, starting with releases for Multivitamins, then for the PRO-TEZ, The Dub, Dabit, Serie Limitèe, Vibe Me Records and many others.
In 2009, Giuseppe creates Apparel Music – a ‘kitchen’ of artists from all over the planet. Among the many partnerships are long-established collaborations in Russia with the duo SCSI-9 and in Germany with major artists like Lopazz, Elon, Chris Wood, Tom Clark, Ekkohaus as well as Delano Smith, Moodymanc, Domu, Tuccillo, Ali Kuru, Yapacc, Casio Casino, Sarp Yilmaz, Huxley, Lula Circus, Roy Gilles, Fog, Gavin Herlihy and the list goes on. In 2015 Kisk start a new collaboration with italian maestro Claudio Coccoluto and become the project manager of his label, the dub. In 2016 born Quartet Series, a fresh imprint, run by Kisk and Nachtbraker, with four vinyl releases in the pipeline, featuring four different artists and commissioned storyboard comics on the sleeve. In 2017 born the sub-label Apparel Tronic, co-founded with SCHiLLiNG.
The last years Kisk has perfomed in special parties like Fete De La Musique, Privat, Doc Show, Maximal, EDIT Fesival and legendary clubs like Fabric, Tresor, Amnesia, Fluid, Peter Pan, Bitte, Pergola Tribe, Link, Masada, Macao and many less known but equally important parties.
Kisk has played with artists like Mount Kimbie, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Alex Under, Dave Clarke, Shinedoe, Cedric Maison, Chymera, The Hacker, Delano Smith, Anton Kubikov, Scan7, Monica Kruse, Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems, Seiji, The Advent, Mathematics, Yapacc, Daniel Wang, Noze, Silicone Soul, Ekkohaus, System Of Survival, Tim Xavier, Red Robin, Format:B, Marek Hemmann, Lopazz, Valentino Kanziani, Tobi Neumann, Kaiserdisco, Smash Tv, Alex Picone, Sasha Funke, Lula Circus, Korablove, Sarp Yilmaz, Paco Osuna, Peter Pixel, Huxley, Moodymanc, Ben Klock, Rico Casazza, Magda, Louie Austen, St. Vincent, Oliver Deutschmann, Ed Davenport…

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