Daniel Martin-McCormick aka Ital chops and skews classic house/techno through a liberating and unique soundworld. His tracks are panoramic, labyrinthine constructions that channel the dystopian visions of Drexciya and the industrial explorations of Chris & Cosey while never straying too far from a 4/4 mindset.
As one half of Thrill Jockey/Not Not Fun act Mi Ami Daniel brings a euphoric post-noise aesthetic into play, continually distorting, filtering and panning different channels to create amorphous, boundary-blurring productions, where voices from the ether and melted synth washes soar across the the soundfield. Dancefloors across Europe have been smitten by his tactile live set, from underground basements to festival mainstages as his sound/performance is a RUSH.
Ital has found a natural home on Mike Paradinas’s wonderfully prolific bass haven Planet Mu (Rashad & Spinn, Kuedo, Konx-Om-Pax). New album Dream On was released in Autumn 2012, hot on the heels of his Mu debut Hive Mind, which drew praise from all quarters (see quotes below), and before that a run of 12”s on 100% SILK and his own Lover’s Rock imprint (including a killer remix from kindred spirit Hieroglyphic Being). A new 12″ is due on Kassem Mosse’s Workshop imprint shortly.
Recently he has been accompanied on tour by visual artist and Brooklyn warehouse party promoter Aurora Halal (Innergaze/100% SILK/Mutual Dreaming), takes dancefloors deeper with her synched up hall of mirrors projections. Bringing an arsenal of analog video equipment and cameras, she performs a live, super saturated and cosmic interactive video feedback immersion, combined with lights and fog.
“Five futuristic club jams that bring to mind everyone from Marcus Mixx to Jamal Moss via the neon output of Night Slugs… refreshing, inspiring, and quite possibly my favourite dance record of the moment” – Electronic Beats
“Five deliciously strung-out club tracks are as original as they come, stewing up house’s 4/4 kickdrum with muddy synths and diced-up diva vocals… Awash with memories of dancefloor bliss” – NME
“Hive Mind subverts the expectations and structures of house music… as messy and thoughtful a take on house as we’re likely to hear this year” – Pitchfork
“some of the most vital-sounding house music around… nothing could have prepared us for Culture Clubs, a sunblind epic of rough percussion, luscious chords and elements that work against each other as effectively as they work with each other” – Fact Magazine
|18/05/13||Ital in Utrecht, NL||Le Guess Who? May Day||w/ Aurora Halal|
|20/05/13||Ital in Konstanz, DE||Relaxed Clubbing @ Kantine||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|23/05/13||Ital in Geneva, CH||Le Contre Temps||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|24/05/13||Ital in Manchester, UK||The Dance House||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|25/05/13||Ital in London, UK||Planet Mu @ Corsica Studios||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|26/05/13||Ital in Bristol, UK||Start the Bus||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|08/06/13||Ital in Madrid, ES||Rara Avis @ Siroco||w/ live A/V from Aurora Halal|
|14/09/13||Ital in Newquay, UK||Bangface Weekender|
Live at Sonar: http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/ital-live-at-sonar-2012