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Drawing music : Playing Art •

Our artistic mission statement

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What we are about What inspires us What we do

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Introduction to TnT team members

Introduction to Davide

Davide's upcoming gigs

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Introduction to TnT

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CONTENTS PAGE

Who we are

What we do

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Davide Squillace Press Shots Davide Squillace Bio

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Check out Davide's tour dates

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TnT Artwork

TnT

All This and That artwork comes with personality

Meet the people behind the artwork here Check out their work

Press Clippings •

What's been said about Davide Squillace

Davide's scrapbook

Artist introductions

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Meet the producers

Upcoming releases

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Details on Art Collaboration

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Our Communication

Check out This and That Release Schedule

Find out who will release on This and That

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Find out who will release on This and That What they will bring to This and That Esclusive Videos

This is our nature

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Drawing Music : Playing Art

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IF ART IS TO NOURISH THE ROOTS OF OUR CULTURE, SOCIETY MUST SET THE ARTIST FREE TO FOLLOW HIS VISION WHEREVER IT TAKES HIM. IT IS ARTISTIC FREEDOM THAT WILL BE FUELLING THE FIRES OF DAVIDE SQUILLACE’S LATEST PROJECT. THE THIS AND THAT LAB WILL COMBINE MUSIC, ART AND CULTURE TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM FOR LIKE-MINDED ARTISTS TO DEVELOP A HOST OF CREATIVE PROJECTS. THE FIRST PRODUCT OUT OF THE LAB WILL BE THIS AND THAT MUSIC. EACH RELEASE ON THE LABEL WILL SUPPLY BOUNDARY PUSHING MUSIC IN ADDITION TO FEATURING NOTABLE ARTISTS’ INTERPRETATIONS OF THE THIS AND THAT LOGO. THIS AND THAT OBJECTS WILL SEE THE PRODUCTION OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OF ART FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PLATFORMS. GIVEN A FREE-REIGN TO EXPLORE THEIR OWN IDEAS FOR THESE PROJECTS, THE THIS AND THAT ARTISTS (BOTH AUDIO AND VISUAL) WILL COMPLY ONLY WITH THEIR INTERNAL IMPULSES. EVERY RELEASE WILL COME WITH ITS OWN VIDEO, EVERY EP TAKING THE SOUND SOMEWHERE NEW. THE THIS AND THAT WEBSITE WILL BECOME A BREEDING GROUND FOR SOCIAL DEBATE FEATURING ART AND CULTURE COMMENTARY FROM A HOST OF WELL-RESPECTED CRITICS AND ARTISTS ALIKE. TAKING THEIR EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD, THIS AND THAT WILL ALSO BE SETTING UP LABS IN KEY LOCATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE. RATHER THAN FOCUSING THE OUTPUT TO A SPECIFIC CATEGORY THE EMPHASIS WILL ALWAYS REMAIN ON CREATIVITY AND QUALITY. THIS AND THAT IS IMMUNE TO GENERALISATIONS, PRONE INSTEAD TO VIVID DOSES OF ORIGINALITY.

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INTRODUCING TNT THIS AND THAT IS A COLLABORATIVE VENTURE WHICH ALLOWS A DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE TO WORK ON DIFFERENT PROJECTS. EVERYBODY INVOLVED IS DRIVEN BY PASSION, CREATIVITY AND THE DESIRE TO BROADEN CULTURAL HORIZONS. THE AIM IS TO BRING MUSIC, ART AND CULTURE TOGETHER INTO ONE PLACE AND OFFER PEOPLE SOMETHING THAT EXTRA BIT SPECIAL THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME.

WE ARE A CLOSE TEAM BUILT ON MUTUAL APPRECIATION AND A DEDICATION TO QUALITY THAT HELPS SEED EVERYTHING PRODUCED BY ANY OF THIS AND THAT'S VARIOUS ARMS WITH INDIVIDUALITY. WE PUT A DEEPLY PERSONAL TOUCH ON EVERYTHING THAT WE DO, STANDING OUT FROM THE CROWD AS WE ONLY TAKE ON WORK THAT INSPIRES US TO CREATE AND SHARE. THE RECORD LABEL ITSELF WILL PUSH THE ENVELOPE FOR INTERESTING ELECTRONIC MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. HAVING TEAMED UP WITH THE WORLD RENOWNED FONTI CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY, EACH THIS N THAT RELEASE WILL SEE ONE OF THE GALLERY'S ARTISTS REINTERPRETING THE CONCEPT IN THEIR OWN STYLE FOR THE COVER. EVENTUALLY, ALL THE ARTWORK WILL BE COLLECTED TO FORM A SOLO EXHIBITION. EACH RELEASE WILL ALSO HAVE ITS OWN VIDEO CONCEPT DEVELOPED BY THE LAB TOO.

IN ADDITION TO THIS WE'LL BE ASKING DIFFERENT PEOPLE TO COLLABORATE WITH US ON A WHOLE RANGE OF PROJECTS, ITEMS AND THINGS. WE ARE ALSO DEVELOPING A THIS AND THAT ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT WHERE WE WILL CREATE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS. OUR WEBSITE WILL ALSO HOST A CONTEMPORARY ART BLOG BY BOILER ADVERTISING CREATOR IVAN MARIA VELE.

WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT ALL OF THIS AS IT WILL LET US USE CREATIVE POWER IN A FULL SPECTRE OF GENRES AND PLATFORMS. WE WANT THIS N THAT TO BE A WINDOW ON CULTURE AND CREATIVITY.

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TnT STAFF

DAVIDE

Artist / CEO

Davide is responsible for the creative direction of This and That as a whole. Bringing the musicians, artists and designers together, Davide will be at the centre of this creative wheel, steering the good ship This and That through beautiful waters. He’ll also be making his own music for the project in addition to taking pieces of This and That around the world as he tours the globe.

AMAL PERSONAL ASSISTANT /GENERAL COORDINATOR

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eeping everybody in check, Amal ensures everything runs as smoothly as possible over at This and That towers. Pulling all the strings from behind the scenes, she will also be responsible for the implementation of web and marketing initiatives.

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LABEL MANAGER

assi will be masterminding the label side of the project with his trademark eye for detail and instinct for quality. He will be responsible for This and That touring as well as over seeing the release schedule and working on design and conceptual ideas within the brand.

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WEB COORDINATOR

ocial media and web extraordinaire Mila will be in charge of This and That’s online communities such as Facebook, Twitter and the This and That website itself. She will also be responsible for This and That’s digital look and feel, plus keeping everyone up to date with what is on the horizon.

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DAVIDE SQUILLACE BIOGRAPHY

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avide is not available for comment. He’s got to catch a flight; he’s rushing to the studio; the stage manager is frantically hurrying him into the booth; he’s meeting to discuss plans for his labels…or any of the other myriad reasons why Davide feels like he hasn’t slept, eaten or stopped running for what seems like his whole life.

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orn in Siena, raised in Naples, it took a trip to London for Davide to finally discover electronic music. Wooed by the mood and sound of the British scene, he returned to Naples flush with energy, excitement and a knowing that this new calling would consume him.

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avide immersed himself in this world in every conceivable way. In 1999 he began studying at the Naples’ school of sound engineering, tinkering with his first productions, promoting techno events, and finally performing. His

first releases on Primate Records, Design Music and Conform were a cadence of his arrival and showcased the young artist’s steadfast style.

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aving honed his craft at home, in 2004 Davide left Naples for Barcelona unwavering in his resolve. Now, while touring around the continent, he began to release in earnest what would become a massive body of work, and at a dizzying pace. His productions have graced the catalogs of some of the finest labels including Ovum, Sci+Tec, Desolat, Resopal Schallware, Supernature, Moon Harbour, Viva, Nervous, Saved, the list goes on…

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dded to that, you have to take into account the labels which Davide has founded and curated – Sketch, Minisketch, Vir, 500, Titbit and Hideout. 2012 sees the start of Davide’s latest project. This and That Lab will be a unique

fusion of label and think tank combining music, art and culture used as a platform for Davide and other like minded artists to develop creative projects in music, visual art, design, fashion and writing.

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n addition to his genre-defining works, Davide continues to inspire and ignite dancefloors worldwide. Whether it be at Circoloco, where he has been a resident since 2007, Womb, Berghain, D.Edge, or any other marquee venue, Davide plays with an unequalled funk and excitement. His signature sets, revered by the masses and peers alike, do a double duty in guarding our muchloved traditions while constantly pushing them forward.

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he realm of possibilities for one of electronic music’s leading lights is endless. Unfortunately, the minutes in the day are not. Davide’s answer is simple – do what you love and make no compromises.

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DATES

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DATES DAVIDE SQUILLACE

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Pacha Ibiza mag

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Vicious magazine

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Amnesia Ibiza Mag

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Space Magazine

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Pacha Magazine

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ARTIST INTRODUCTION PHILIP BADER TnT Philip Bader epitomises the underground and creative ethos of his Berlin homeland. The German first started DJ’ing in the late 90s and has ingrained himself within the thriving techno scene of his country’s capital ever since. A resident for Berlin’s infamous afterparty jaunt, Bar25 before it closed down, Philip has also proved himself to be a popular performer at the likes of Watergate, Weekend, Robert Johnson and Panorama Bar with his groove-driven, minimal and deep house influenced sound. Having already amassed a healthy number of releases on a range of widely established labels, Philip released his debut album to wide critical acclaim earlier this year. ‘Wishful Thinking’ dropped on Highgrade Records and displayed the kind of genre-defying attitude that will make this talentedproducer so at home on This and That.

carola pisaturo TnT Carola Pisaturo’s ability to produce music, art and culture makes her the perfect addition to the This and That family. Her innate flair and passion for cultural activity has seen her forge not only amore than reputable music career, but also seen her work with world leading brands such as Nike, Red Bull, PS1 - MOMA of New York in addition to tutoring young artists whose work goes on to compliment releases at record labels around the world. If that wasn’t enough, she also runs her own label, Claque Musique who garnered their own distinctive sound. Carola’s sound is often seen as the product of both Rome and Naples, seeping a heady concoction of spirituality and sensuality into everything that she touches. 26 TNT PRESS PACK


MATTEO SPEDICATI TnT Matteo Spedicati is the modern purveyor of minimal grooves and deep techno. Always fascinated by music, Matteo started playing musical instruments from a very young age whilst growing up in Cagliari. During his teens he played in several high school bands, manning a wide range of instruments. Soon the club scene took over his passion and Matteo has been at the forefront of the electronic movement ever since. A highly respected producer amongst his peers and a favourite amongst the fans in clubs, Matteo has mastered a composite balance of precision and rawness within everything he touches. This man knows his dancefloor and he knows exactly how to work it.

PATRICK LINDSEY TnT Patrick Lindsey has built a reputation for pushing the boundaries of electronic music from hisFrankfurt home. His extroverted personality shines through in both his productions and his DJ’ing style whether he’s releasing music on labels such as Suara, Systematic, Rec and SCI +TEC or playing in clubs around the world. His desire to push the envelope for electronic music and create an interesting but instinctive sound brought him to the attention of This and That and we will be proud to feature his work on a couple of releases this summer. His ability to communicate feelings, emotions and atmospheres through his music has enabled him to shine on the world’s stage for some time now, firstly as a producer for Monika Kruse and more recently on his own Funkwelle imprint.

PRUDO TnT Marzio Aricò AKA Prudo is a man whose creativity and ingenuity is bursting at the seams. Not only is the Italian a revered producer who manipulates the dancefloor with his deft and infectious ability, but Prudo has also developed his very own hardware and software controllers, not to mention his own label, Alfa Romero Recordings. A talented man who we realised we needed to get on board straight away. He’s also produced his own acoustic music, proving that there truly is nothing that this man can’t manage. Welcome to This and That!

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TnT Releases 2012.

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Davide Squillace

Davide Squillace & Philip Bader +

Matteo Spedicati & V!to +

Carola Pisaturo (rmx)

Patrick Lindsey rmx

and Enzo Siragusa (rmx) Cover by Piero Golia

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Davide Squillace & Guti +

Prudo & Nibiru +

Patrick Lindsey +

TBC rmx

Dyed Soundorom rmx +

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Audiofly rmx + Philip Bader rmx

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Cover by Delia Gonzalez

Cover by Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio


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Art

the fonti gallery G T

allery Fonti supports young international art in a wide range of media. he focus is on positions exploring a poetic conceptualism. The gallery started its program in June 2004 with the German artist Christian Flamm.

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ince then presented Manfred Pernice, Peter Coffin ,Lorenzo Scotto di Luzio, Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, Birgit Megerle, Nicola Gobetto, Seb Patane, Giulia Piscitelli, Eric Wesley, Piero Golia, Kiluanj Kia Henda, Michel Auder, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Daniel Knorr, Marieta Chirulescu.

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alleria Fonti also collaborates on new productions to support the artists in national and international public events.

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his and That Lab have proudly collaborated with Fonti so for the covers of each music release the gallery's artist will create an exclusive artwork.


MICHEL AUDER MARC CAMILLE CHAIMOWICZ PETER COFFIN CHRISTIAN FLAMM NICOLA GOBBETTO PIERO GOLIA DELIA GONZALEZ D. GONZALEZ and G. RUSSOM KILUANJI KIA HENDA DANIEL KNORR FABIAN MARTI BIRGIT MEGERLE SEB PATANE MANFRED PERNICE GIULIA PISCITELLI GAVIN RUSSOM LORENZO SCOTTO di LUZIO ERIC WESLEY

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VAN MARIA VELE IS ONE OF THE CO-FOUNDERS OF BOILER MAGAZINE – A CONTEMPORARY ART & CULTURE MEDIA, ESTABLISHED IN 1999 IN LONDON. BOILER MAG WAS ONE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL BLOGS OF ITS KIND AT THE TIME. IVAN WAS ALSO EDGE MARKETING LEADER OF NIKE ITALY AND AS SUCH HE DIRECTED LA POSTERIA DI MILANO – A MEETING AND EXPERIMENTATION PLATFORM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE SCENE. IN THE SUMMER OF 2007 IVAN AND HIS FRIEND LAPO ELKANN FOUNDED THE CREATIVE FACTORY INDEPENDENT IDEAS, WHICH STANDS BEHIND THE BRANDING AND STRATEGIC MARKETING OF PROJECTS SUCH AS DIESEL, ITALIA INDEPENDENT, LEVI’S, MOSCHINO, PANTOFOLA D’ORO, LA RINASCENTE, SKITSCH AND VIRGIN.

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VAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAILY DOSE OF ART AND CULTURE ON THIS AND THAT LAB'S BLOG.

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TnT video

Davide Squillace & Philip Bader - Wild Things View Video

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this is our nature

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communication

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