Nasty Drifts From Sequoia

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The EP’s called “Nasty Drifts From Sequoia” and from the title Artizhan wants to take us by the hand through a journey in his obsessive modern/mediterranean rhythms, “originated by the totemic secular Sequoia” and sublimated in a Dubcore kaleidoscope. The tracklist is composed by 3 original tracks and one remix by 2KS, Apparel Tronic’s owners and we can only describe it with images, feelings, rather than words. The EP starts with “Honky Tonk Clay” which is a hypnotic percussive dance, an ancestral and primitive recall. “Zenkai” is the hope, a melancholic wave coming from a sea of purity and love. “Built From Dubcore” is the centre where the ritual dance around the sequoia takes place: the ultimate invocation to the other dimension. The remix is drawn from “Zenkai” and it’s produced by 2KS (Kisk + SCHiLLiNG), attempting to create a respectful version, adding their broken touch, this time looking at it from dark, poetic and sophisticated perspective.


Track played and produced by Artizhan (Francesco Cozzolino), mixed by Peppe “Josef” Cozzolino at Peppers Rec. while the percussions and bongos are played by Luigi Pane. Mastered by Lopazz, distributed by Wordandsound, published by Apparel Tronic © licensed by Seisei S.r.l., Italy.

Video Credits

"Honky Tonk Clay's primal sounds inspired D I • A L directors to create the story of an imaginary ancient ritual mixed with contemporary London culture. With the haunting and visceral cinematography by Diego Indraccolo, the video is super-charged with the very spirit of the track".

Writer and director: D I • A L
Cinematography: Diego Indraccolo
Producer: Barbara Maria Hauser
1st Assistant Camera: Rushil Choudary
2nd Assistant Camera: Anthony E. Ilott
Gaffer: Johnny Ho
Spark: Sabrina Corda
Editing: Matteo Motzo
Color Grading: Diego La Rosa
Post production and online: D I • A L
SFX Make-up artist: Katie Bridgeman
Set Dresser: Fran Alabaster
Set Dresser: Jason Griffiths
Choreographer: Sam Stanley @ The Alternative Company Costume designer: Emma Thool Floreèn
Stylist: Ria Poly
Starring: Matthew J. Morrison, Angelo Dellicompagni, Nathaniel Farah, Jason Griffiths.
From the Alternative Dance Company: Sam Stanley, Georgia Mae Forster, Jasmine Libbeter, Serena Piriarajah, Darcy Knowler.
Behind the scenes photographer: Anthony E. Ilott.


Supported by

The Maghreban (R&S, Black Acre, Versatile), Gramrcy (FTD/Ancient Monarchy), Chekov (Peach Discs/Cong Burn), Dubiks, Richie Hawtin, Dj Simi, Dj Fiore, Dj Aladyn, Dj Color, Flavio Folco and many others.