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January 25, 2012

Guest editor Toni Cutrone from Rome's DalVerme and NO=FI Recordings guides us through his musical predictions for 2012

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Guest Feature by Toni Cutrone

Here we are in a new year. There has been a lot of talk lately about the one we just left, what has been accomplished and what's not… But I also think it's nice to jump into the future, trying to guess what is going to happen (and probably mistaking!).

Three bands and one label that will do great things in 2012? Not so easy, but there will be a lot of them for sure! Especially since my point of view is focused on bands and artists that are not really BIG even though doing great things. But let’s just give this a better tone and call it niche music created by music researchers!

Narrowing the selection to my surroundings (NO=FI Recordings, the shows at DalVerme and the touring with Trouble Vs Glue and Hiroshima Rocks Around) my second choice is:

One of the most active bands of the so called Roma Est scene, and definitely one of my favourite tracks on the “Borgata Boredom” LP. Straight after DJ Rick played it on Art For Spastics (his great radio show), they were noticed by Monofonus, a label from Austin, TX (who I already knew as they released stuff like The Rebel and Sun Araw). After coming out with a split cassette on a French label and a 7”, the Monofonus is gonna release their album… looking forward to it!

Up tomorrow... Tandoorello

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