Mattia Trani is an Italian techno artist whose spacy, futuristic productions pay clear reverence to the Motor City, as he refers to himself as a "student of the Detroit techno school." His recordings range from loud, stripped-down warehouse techno to jazzy explorations to acid electro, and even a few drum'n'bass tracks that could've been released on Reinforced or Metalheadz circa 1995.
Trani founded Bologna-based label PushMaster Discs in 2012, and began releasing 12"s by himself as well as other Detroit-inspired Italian techno producers such as Ilario Alicante and Percyl. The releases caught the attention of techno DJs worldwide, ranging from Detroit legends Jeff Mills and Derrick May to Europeans such as Ben Klock and DJ Deep. In 2014, Trani became the first Italian DJ to record a mix for Detroit collective Underground Resistance's online radio station, and Detroit producers including Claude Young and Santiago Salazar (Los Hermanos) remixed Trani's tracks. In 2016, Trani's single "313 Times" included a remix by techno originator Juan Atkins, and its B-side, "Kinstugi," was reworked by DJ Stingray of Urban Tribe. Trani's full-length debut, The Hi-Tech Mission, also appeared in 2016. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi