Milan-based producer

Memory9 a.k.a. Gadi Sassoon is a Milan-based producer who combines a virtuosic control of live electronics with organic musicianship to create truly intriguing music, influenced by the sounds of Modeselektor, Aphex Twin and Squarepusher as well as jazz and punk rock. A largely self-taught musician, he started performing at the age of 15 in the Italian underground, and shortly after achieved a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music on the grounds of his outstanding talent. He then moved to the USA for two years to immerse himself in jazz and electronic music. The years that followed were spent performing many memorable shows across North America and Europe, eventually landing him in London, where he started playing regularly at clubs and festivals. A residency with Soundcrash established his reputation as a high-calibre performer through his unique setups – from solo work with peculiar machines and homemade software to a full live setup with two drum kits, live electronics and guitar. While in London, he also undertook research in sound art at Middlesex University. Having returned to his native Milan to focus on composition and production, Memory9 is releasing the first single since his debut EP for free on the web, ahead of a new EP. The single, ‘Crash’, was written in San Francisco in the summer of 2009, while Memory9 was on tour. Partly inspired by JG Ballard’s novel of the same name and partly by the artist’s personal experience of a high-speed car crash, the track itself is an exploration of delicate textures, intricate drum programming and lush vocal melodies.


Gadi Sassoon


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