Neapolitan, London-based producer Alessio Cristiano has been on a rapid rise over the past few years, making a massive impact with his futuristic and progressive sensibilities. Landing on VTOPIΛ with his Minds EP, the long-awaited two-track offering is out now.
Entering the depths of his sonic realm, the title track is composed of a diversity of sounds that captivate the listener from the very first beat. Supported by some of the scene’s most prominent artists, Minds has received spins from the likes of Agents Of Time, Fideles, Kevin de Vries and Yubik. The B-side cut Genesis continues Alessio’s sonic exploration, reaching a lofty dimension with spacey synths, rumbling bass and alluring vocal samples. Demonstrating his undeniable ability to encapsulate the essence of the dancefloor, his creations continue to strike a chord with audiences all around the planet.
Igniting his passion for music at the age of seven, Alessio Cristiano began playing the electric guitar, thanks to his father who collected Fender and Gibson guitars from a young age. Exploring different instruments, he also played the drums in a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band. Turning eighteen, he was drawn towards the world of electronic music and decided to buy his first console. Performing around his hometown, it wasn’t long before he began receiving requests to play at clubs and exclusive venues. Within four years he had had shared decks with the likes of Solomun, &ME, The Blessed Madonna, Adriatique and Lehar to name a few.
Enrolling at the EMPRO Production school, by 2018, Alessio released an array of tracks on techno imprints, including Senso Sounds, Octopus Recordings, Octopus Black Label, Parquet Recordings and Hydrozoa Records. His most-streamed track Atlante was released on Oliver Huntemann’s Senso Sounds in 2017 and was supported by a long list of acts including Carl Cox, Marco Carola and Popof. Moving to London in 2019, Alessio spread his wings to follow his musical path and has since collaborated with techno titans Moonwalk for their stunning Butterfly EP on Purified Records. With every release, Alessio reaches new heights, developing into one of the genre’s most impressive talents.