Mattia Trani is considered one of the most talented young artists of the techno music landscape of recent years, both Italian and European. Born in a musical family, he starts fostering his passion for music as a child, building his background by studying the piano at first, and then focusing on DJing and musical production.
The obsessive research of new sounds, as well as the use of analog instruments (drum machines, samplers and keyboard synths), brought him to pioneer a high-quality techno style which crosses over between Warehouse/Rave and Acid/Drum’n’Bass.
In 2012, by founding his own label Pushmaster Discs, Mattia manages to score important collaborations with international artists like Ben Sims, Juan Atkins,Ken Ishii, DJ Stingray and many others.
Today his platform represents a small “musical universe” and his work is supported by many American music heroes like Jeff Mills and Derrick May, but also European artists like Laurent Garnier , Dave Clarke and Ben Klock, with Amelie Lens and Nina Kraviz as self-proclaimed fans.
In 2014, during the party for the 20th anniversary of Bologna’s Link Club, Trani shares the console with Jeff Mills, and in that occasion the famous Italian newspaper La Repubblica defines him a “Student of the Detroit school, which Mills himself brought to fame”.
The relationship with Motor City runs deep, leading Mattia Trani to publish his own podcast on the official radio of the legendary Underground Resistance. Despite the super young age, he’s the only Italian to ever have had such a privilege.
His skills develop further in 2018 by publishing several works: the single Uncage, for example, in which explodes the thunderous remix of the one and only Donato Dozzy, and the 20th release of Pushmaster Discs: a thrilling EP, with a refined and precious remix of Steve Rachmad the European pioneer of minimalism, involved under the alias of Sterac.
During the pandemic time Mattia never stopped the ideas and release more music,infact on 2020 his track “quasistar” was selected and released by Nina Kraviz on Trip recordings,in 2021 the Italian producer released his second album “SCENERY”, a timeless Hardgroove/Rave/Nu-Techno/Jungle - DNB 15 tracks inside a big triple vinyl box.
After 2 years from the album, Trani’s published “SCENERY THE REMIXES” on june 2023, another big album with amazing reworks from legends of techno like Robert Hood,Marcel Dettmann,Luke Slater,Ken Ishii and many others.
At the end of 2023 he will debut on the amazing Dax J label “Monnom Black” and will start a collaboration to future projects together.
Mattia is today the only Italian artist who can claim to have scored collaborations with such big names - for this, he has gained the nickname of “the Italian future of Techno”.