DMU LIVE . DJ Tennis [Life and Death, Kompakt] . 7pm Wed

DMU Live
7:00pm Wednesday 15 March 2017
DJ Tennis

DMU LIVE coming at you live, from Melbourne’s leading dance music station Kiss FM, Wednesday from 7:00pm with hosts Lucca Tan & Danielle Siers.

Tonight’s special guest is DJ Tennis [Life and Death] [Kompakt] [Parma, ITA].

Don’t forget we will also be streaming the studio shenanigans via Facebook so check the Kiss FM Facebook page during the show.

DJ Tennis

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Dj Tennis born in 1970 and raised between New Jersey, Sicily and Parma in a family where music was such a small thing. No relatives playing any musical instruments, nothing to play at home, no one giving music any special amount of love. But despite this, his creative and artistic attitude have always centered around music – singing, playing and collecting weird and noisy musical instruments at every turn. In 1989 while studying computer science at the Pisa university (just to please his grandfather) he was already playing and singing in school bands and had an indie rock radio show on a local radio station in Palermo.

Recording bands, organizing parties and DJ’ing at the tennis club where he used to play as a semi-pro player (the Tennis moniker comes from his passion for that sport) all became his way to support the costs of his studies. But when he graduated he never imagined he would turn that hobby into his career. Still he became a DJ anyway, while focusing first on promoting new underground music in his country and founding and developing some of the most important Italian underground musical events such as the Elita festival in Milan and the Dissonanze festival in Rome.

During the last 2 decades he started producing music for theatre, movie soundtracks and TV commercials. His production skills always take inspiration from the psychedelic dark and melancholic sounds of the 60s straight thru to early 2000’s IDM. To name a few influences: Beach Boys, The Who, Talk Talk, Ultravox, XTC, Fugazi, June of 44, Suicide, Radiohead, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada and Plastikman.

In 2010, tired of the output of the actual musical scene he decided to collect all of his musical works and, with Thugfucker’s Greg Oreck, co-founded a new techno and pop label called Life and Death. The name of the label has a specific meaning, inspired by the socratic maieutic process to turn subtle and “dead” elements into a new life and referring to the benefit and hypnotic power of music used in the mesmeric processes for brain therapy.

Tennis is actually based between Miami and Berlin where he also shares the label experience and a studio with Tale of Us / Mind Against and he works incisively hard to keep developing and growing the artists in his Life and Death label, which is conformed of young and inspired musicians like Clockwork, The/Das, Vaal, Dead Heat among others.

In 2015 Life and Death hosted their first Ibiza club residency at DC10 over 5 Fridays in July and August.

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Each week features a diverse guest, playing a different genre of music, exposing you to something outside of your spectrum. All you have to do is listen…

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