Already recognized as one of the principal profiles in techno, Joseph Capriati has established a reputation as a universally popular DJ and in-demand producer. Widely regarded as one-to-watch since making his production debut in 2007, the Neopolitan Capriati’s rise to prominence has been nothing short of relentless. Having grown up on a diet of early hip hop and classic house from the likes of Masters At Work, Todd Terry and Danny Tenaglia, Capriati cut his teeth playing to his friends in garages and basements after school. However a pivotal 12 hour party in Naples, 2003 featuring Dave Clarke, Billy Nasty and Rino Cerrone introduced the young Capriati to a new world of techno. The sound left an indelible mark and a new course was set.
Now he is collaborating with Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label, for whom he released his ‘Self-Portrait’ album in 2013; resident at Marco Carola’s ‘Music On’ events in Ibiza since its inception; a priority artist for global festivals such as Awakenings, Time Warp, Monegros, Tomorrowland and Kazantip; and a firm favourite with club crowds across Europe and North & South America, Capriati’s emergence within techno continues the strong lineage of talent from his native Naples upbringing.
"I recorded the mix live in my studio with 2 CDJs and a mixer, like if I was mixing at fabric. I made a tracklist with various techno and tech house tastes, with some vocals and melodies included, like a journey at fabric, passing from room 1 to room 2 and going back to the room 1 for the last track, which is melodic and emotional, like if it was 9am and the club was going to close, and you will never forget that night." Joseph Capriati
It’s a musical trip that continues all the way through Capriati’s take on fabric 80. From the opening purred drone of Lurka’s Mix of Clap! Clap!, Capriati gradually draws us into a house tempo, techno vortex. The Saturday night bump ‘n’ grind continues apace through Aura Dub before, what else, a Capriati Drumcode bomb in the guise of Partenopeo stretches out into darker techno territory. Once in full stride we’re soon bouncing to techno heavy-hitters as label mate Adam Beyer merges into Phil Kieran, Recondite, 2000 and One and Joel Mull.
Sonically the mix switches half way as the minimal machinations of Shlomi Aber give way to the anthemic stabs thrown out by the tag-teaming Hans Bouffmyhre & Kyle Geiger before the final phase delivers a pulsating flourish of future classics as Gary Beck, Joel Mull, Johannes Heil and Hinz & Ruhmhardt build up to the ‘revolution’ as delivered by fellow Drumcode prodigy, Alan Fitzpatrick. By the time we glide out on the glistening house wings of Odd Parents we know it’s been a journey that could have only been hewn at the temple of fabric and crafted by one of Italy’s finest.