Label’s Info:Aconito is London based record label owned by Andrea Ruffino aka nAX_acid. The label is a sonic experiment with techno, minimal and also with ambient and electronica, to create a new atmospheric techno voyage. The label will be characterized by deep and dark, but also sweet and sublime sounds to drive people in a hypnotic suggestion, thanks also to the warmness of the sounds. Not just to hit the dance floor and to make the feet move, but also to hit minds and hearts with melodies and atmospheres, to create emotions, and not just moving.
Origins:The particular appearance and poisonousness of its flowers inspired myths and legends, which point to the aconite as the flower that personifies the revenge and the guilty love. The Greek mythology recounts that Cerberus, the three heads dog of Hecate, the queen of the underworld, had in his dribble aconite seeds. When Hercules carried the beast, foaming at the mouth, away from the underworld to the earth, on the way the seeds were spread on the ground; this way the seeds of the aconite arrived to our world. Norwegian tradition says that the flower was the symbol, because of its shape, of the helmet of Odin, the most valiant of Teutonic gods. This unique head covering gave to everyone who wore it the magic power of becoming invisible to human beings. Christian religion likens it to the monks cowl. In France it is popularly called the Venus cart. We are also told that it was born from the teeth of the dog of Echidna. There is a cavern with a dark mouth; there is a precipitous path, the hero of “Tirins dragged Cerberus along, tied with twisted chains of hard metal, resisting and rolling his eyes as he hated the bright light of the sun; trembling with rage, the infernal dog filled the air with the sinister barks of his three throats and sprinkled the verdant fields with his white foams; we are told that they condensed in the shape of seeds and they gained an evil power drawing nourishment from the fertile and rich soil; and as they grow luxuriantly among hard rocks, the peasants call them aconites.” Ovid Metamorphosis VII, 409-419.
nAX_acid aka Andrea Ruffino, born in 1982, started playing electronic music when he was 17, after hearing classic early Aphex Twin albums. Since then he started collecting vinyl and playing every kind of electronic music from hardcore to electro, from drum & bass to techno. In 2004 he started making deep minimal, acid and Detroit techno influenced tracks. Following his deep interest in music technology, in 2003 he obtained a Diploma in sound engineering, and then he worked in different studios and concerts. In 2005 moved to London from his native Italy and started to work for ‘Disappear Here’ record label (Kompakt). His first release in December 2006, “Friends & Crocodiles”, was well received by the underground London techno scene. During his University course in Sonic Arts he came in contact with different artists and different fields of electronic and sound arts, with new technologies and different ways of creating music. That experience pushed his experimental approach to music forward and he started to shape what his music is today. Since 2007 he has started to realize his own label project, called Aconito Records, a platform in which there was no restriction on sound and creativity for himself and his artists. Discography: http://www.discogs.com/artist/699806-Nax_Acid Links: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/nax_acidhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/nAX_acid-aka-Andrea-Ruffino/84236799104 Mixes: https://soundcloud.com/strictlyvinylpodcast/svp001https://soundcloud.com/naxacid
She came in contact with the turntable at 2006; that’s when she began to consider to take her dj facet seriously, becoming a priority in her life. In 2014, she released her first work in nAX_Acid ́s label, Aconito Records, where artists like Deepbass, Ness, Claudio PRC or Giorgio Gigli among others had been released. Kuroi ́s sound is her own vision of techno, full of modulated synths and analog taste rhythms. She made her early performances at several rave parties and made room at Madrid scene gradually performing at mythical clubs, birthplaces of techno music, such as Cassette, Specka, Audium or One. Her sets are based on a hard, direct and lively techno you can dance to. Nevertheless, she adapts herself to public and place finely. Nowadays she’s one of the most promising deejays with one of the best careers in Madrid, her home town. Summarizing, to gaze at Dj Kuroi at the dj booth means to enjoy of an inflammatory session combined with juggling, strength and feeling. Discography http://www.discogs.com/artist/3804123-Kuroi Mixes: https://soundcloud.com/dj-kuroi Links: https://www.facebook.com/Kuroi.Djhttp://www.beatport.com/artist/kuroi/400243http://www.residentadvisor.net/profile/kuroinegro
Bioni Samp is an artist, producer and video maker originally from Leeds, Yorkshire. He currently resides in London. He creates experimental electronic music, live and on recordings. He also seasonally works with bees. When not beekeeping, he makes custom audio software and hardware, which he uses in creating his music. Bioni Samp has been publishing his work since 1995 and has had releases on various labels: Aconito, EMIT (UK) Harthouse (DE) Philtre/Kompakt, Instinct, Minimalizm (USA) RoHS Prod (FR) and Noise Music (BR). Growing up in Yorkshire to a backdrop of industrial decay next to rural beauty, inspired me to create my own electronic landscapes using cassette, tape loops, bass guitar and a Roland SH-101 synthesiser. I was influenced and inspired by other Yorkshire locals, Cabaret Voltaire, early Human League, their harsh electronic sound and slide based multimedia live shows. After studying video and sound in Scotland, it was in Glasgow that I really started to developed my own work and built an early ProTools based electronic studio. Many releases and gigs / djing followed. Over the years I have continued to research and experiment with stereo / binaural, producing recordings and performing live with extreme stereo processing, using mainly my own home made equipment. In 2014 I was invited to perform my live electronics in Canada, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Liverpool and London. I like to create something new for each live performance, my sound constantly evolving between ‘ambient / experimental / field recordings / noise / techno‘.
Ink aka Nicola Ruffino came across electronic music during his young age. He started collecting vinyl and passing by different genres approached more and more to techno, deep techno and experimental. This love for electronic music brought him to produce music, expressing his own vision of techno with his first collaboration with nAX_Acid with the track called “A Jarvik A.X. 7.1” on the AC 006, “The Achromorphe”. After few years of silence he comes back with his solo debut EP on the Aconito Records Digital Series, “Exploring Planet X”. He collaborate with nAX_Acid to manage and run the label (Aconito Records), putting his passion at service for the project. Discography: http://www.discogs.com/artist/2244426-Nicola-Ruffino-aka-Ink Links: https://soundcloud.com/ink-aka-nicola-ruffino
Alessio Pili was born in Milan in 1980 and later moved to Sardinia. Pushed by a strong passion for electronic music, especially for Detroit and dark techno, he became a dj around the age of 18. His inspiration came from artist such as Steve Stool, Basic Channel, Luke Slater, Birmingham influenced techno and all the others pioneers of this style. His dj sets are characterized by dark and hypnotic sounds, moving and evolving to more groovy and bright sonorities, often played on 3 decks to create a more unpredictable aspect during the his sets. He refuses the abuse of new technologies and still fighting for the survival of the vinyl. His productions are strongly influenced by the music he plays in his sets; his choice of sonority and sound is mainly old school and classic techno with a futuristic approach. He signed with labels such Aconito records, gynoid Audio, Naked Lunch, Panel Trax,counter pulse, his own label Frames of Thought(with Ness and Scam) and many more. Discography: http://www.discogs.com/artist/868445-Alessio-Pili Mixes: https://soundcloud.com/alessio-pili/ale-tele-piurata
Zone Démersale is a techno/ambient duo formed by producer Michele Ferretti (Nubilum) and sound artist Pietro Riparbelli (already under Touch, Important Records and 20 Bucks Spin, among others). The project starts from a conceptual and aesthetic reflection (both members have philosophical training) to move into minimalism, transcendental spiritualism, cosmic music and sonic spatiality through a constant phonic and compositional research. Their tracks are produced using various vintage hardware, from the Italian synth Jen to the Echoplex looper, shortwave radio receivers and various samples recorded by the duo. They have released 2 eps, through Aconito Records and Boring Machines.
Deepbass was introduced to the scene in 2009 his music is best described as deep, dark, atmospherical techno. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. His passion for electronic music started from a young age where he would spend his weekends in record stores searching for music, he discovered artists like Speedy J and Jeff Mills who really opened his eyes to the world of techno. He started producing music in 2008 and from there his sound evolved, always minimalistic, elements of ambient, hypnotic rhythms and deep rolling bassline’s. In 2010 he launched his label Informa Records as a platform to express himself and to explore further into his brand of deep techno. The label is going strong has now had to opportunity to work with artists such as Modern Heads, Cio D’Or, Mark Broom, Edit Select Echologist, Ness, Hironori Takahashi, nAX_Acid and many more high quality artists. Deepbass has had a string of releases on some great labels such as Soma Records, Dynamic Reflection, Aconito Records and Planet Rhythm. He has a number of live shows and Informa showcases under his belt which have taken him to some of the worlds best clubs including Space, Ibiza & Berghain, Berlin. Discography: http://www.discogs.com/artist/1604929-Deepbass Mixes: https://soundcloud.com/monument-podcast/monument-45-deepbass Links: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/deepbasshttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Deepbass/106339422751176?fref=ts