Carrying consistency of character through electronic music is a difficult task, regardless of genre; as the years roll on thousands of talented producers fall to the wayside as they fail to set themselves apart.
Rico Casazza’s sonic identity is like that of a city, one which has developed an undeniable self-ness as it hosts various movements and is rocked by various events, leaving a core self that is still open to change, but solidly, defiantly clear.
These days the musical nomad focuses heavily on techno and electro, but he is more easily recognized through that previously mentioned, the humorously self-professed electronic emo; Casazza never fails to diffuse his work with a gloomily pulsating heart.
Ever since the Italian producer left his homeland aged 19 in the search of musical vitality, and settled in London, he has embodied and absorbed influences from a whole host of genres.
He cut his teeth on the late 00s’ powerful minimal scene, over the course of a career spent appreciating and manipulating dancefloors, the DJ/producer has put out a rich variety of dancefloor heat on 18 EPs across international labels, along with four full Albums, each of which have formed a basis for brooding sonic exploration, such as A Mother Love’s broken trip-hop, released on Bonzai International in 2009, and the following Dub Chamber’s appropriately titled rumbling ambience in 2013. Like much of his best work, these albums interwove the language of established genres, like the impassioned homebound letters of a weary but inspired traveller, pouring all his energy into the task of conveying vivid experiences to those unable to join him.’