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Luglio 21, 2009
 
18_Kisk_foto©Andrea_Chisesi

Kisk


Giuseppe D'Alessandro - aka Kisk - is the owner of Apparel Music, a label based in London but with multi-cultural roots. After years spent paying his dues in Milan’s historic clubs, from Old Fashion to Trattoria Toscana, in unauthorized centri sociali or ‘squat clubs’, fashion shows and radio work, he turned his attention to production. He explored a variety of genres, from trip hop to swing, passing through jungle, West London and Detroit house, to deep house, while never abandoning jazz – the wildest and most impeccable of all - progressively building a digital project. Out of this came the concept of Jazzy, the ability to make jazz and electronic music communicate. This passion is also manifest in the Oneboy project - musical instruments played live to a DJ set. Giuseppe put this project together with writer Tatiana Carelli under the name Taji bpm. The discography is varied and rich in international collaborations - DA.JE, Aka with Roy Gilles, WOMO, Aka with Sarp Yilmaz - starting with releases for Multivitamins (UK), then for the PRO-TEZ (Russia), The dub (IT), Série Limitée (France) Vibe Me Records (ES), Dabit (IT) and many others. In 2009, Giuseppe creates Apparel Music - a ‘kitchen’ of artists from all over the planet. In 2015 Kisk start a new collaboration with italian maestro Claudio Coccoluto and become the project manager of his label, the dub. In 2016 born Quartet Series, a fresh imprint, run by Kisk and Nachtbraker, with four vinyl releases in the pipeline, featuring four different artists and commissioned storyboard comics on the sleeve. In 2017 co-found with SCHiLLiNG a new sub-label called Apparel Tronic and create the new APL ghost collective, Apparel Wax.
The last years Kisk has perfomed in special parties like Milano Design Week, Bread & Butter, Privat, Doc Show, Maximal, EDIT Fesival and legendary clubs like Fabric, Tresor, Dude, Amnesia, Fluid, Peter Pan, Bitte, Pergola Tribe, Link, Masada and many less known but equally important parties.