Kill Ref – 30 minute guest mix on Brain Food Radio – 11.30pm to 1am (AEDT) – 20th of December 2018
Kill Ref is the best known moniker of Alessandro Signore, a long standing Italian DJ & producer active since circa 1993. He starts his own musical path with djing at several school related parties; but his already finest either passionate taste for the contemporary techno and electronic styles quickly begins by giving him some chances for playing at the best local venues at that time, the ones such as Movida, Giona, Zulu and Dinamik Area.
Then in the 2ks moving to Rome for some years effectively leads him towards a real passage through the scene indeed: after his first successful residency at the infamous “Upload” events at Brancaleone club, a venue has been like a mecca for any electronic sound in town for a long while, both the meaningful one shared with his roman friends Korova, Giulio Maresca, VSK and Conrad Van Orton at the “Glucose” different techno nights at Init club, he begins to be definitively considered under an international profile.
He will be in fact playing abroad at some high rated european clubs: in Berlin at Tresor and About Blank, where is regularly guested at Homopatik party for a marathon set; in London at Corsica Studios and The Egg; at Liquid Club in Malta.
So his own uncompromising, strong, impressive techno, acid and house sound, sometimes either influenced by idm, breaks or even soul heirlooms as well, brings him back to the italian land at its prominent festivals such Elettrowave in Florence, Sonica, Blast and Aurora in the southern side of the country.
In the last years, Kill Ref has been a main resident at the Ribbon Club in Terracina first, blooming out especially through the tandem nasty project “Kill Traxx” born in 2009 alongside his friend Traxxman aka Gigi Galli; and then recently approaching, since 2015, as the cornerstone resident of the Overlake one nights: here he performed his own first ever analog-machine based live set alongside Jeff Mills.
About his eclectic musical production: it’s been taken the moves since the early projects Dazed Climax and Untiltherz, created together with his homie Antonello Belgrano aka Thru, and follows up with some solo’s ep on Labrynth and Darknet: it worths to be remembered eps such “Scadenza” and “Ashurbanipal EP”, featuring remixes by Coefficient and Kike Pravda.
He has remixed the popular “On & On” by Rush, “Fatmah” by the famous italian dub band Almamegretta and “Sai dire addio…” by the italian author and songwriter maestro Franco Battiato.
At present he has founded his own label KR/LF Records (acronym of”Kill Ref Low Frequencies”) releasing as his first 12″ an ep by Endlec including remixes by Binny and Raffaele Attanasio aka x501 vs LFJ. While preparing to debut with an important american label during the year, Kill Ref is working hard for a solo forthcoming LP and adding some electronic-drums interventions to the first Wunderkammer Orchestra post-rock album.
Kill Ref is reluctant to any musical compromise and hates to be a prisoner of a sharp sound genre enclosure: his multifarious approach to the music is key way to stay open to the natural transformation ever involving our universe.
Check out Kill Ref’s music below then listen to Brain Food Radio this Thursday night for his EXCLUSIVE guest mix!