Agents Of Time
Agents Of Time is the project of Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo. A revered three-man live act, DJs, masters of their sound in the studio and founders of the Obscura record label.
Since starting their journey together as Agents Of Time, the three Italians have combined their talents and shared influences to become a globally in-demand dance act, releasing on a number of leading labels along the way. A much-loved debut 12” on Correspondent in 2014, ‘Polina’, marked them out as an exciting new name in the realm of emotional, melodic techno and kickstarted their touring career.
A hardware-heavy, improvisational live set spanning house, techno and acid is at the heart of what they do. The three members perform around a square table, facing each other, translating a symbiotic energy through the machines and communicating through instinct and gesture. A complex, unique and unpredictable dance between human minds and analog equipment that invariably creates moments of magic. Their live set was partly inspired by an expert of the craft in Mathew Jonson, and it is telling of Agents Of Time’s success that they now count Jonson as a collaborator.
Agents Of Time’s DJ set, for which the three members alternate to form a duo, allows them to express the same vision through a more eclectic medium. The adventurous spirit and heady sound palette is channeled into house, techno and more obscure selections.
Their work in the studio is a free-flowing ritual, an extension of what they do on stage. ‘Spread The Word’, their debut album came out Stem Records in 2014 and was followed by hit EPs for Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio, their own label Obscura and Curle Recordings. A relationship with Tale Of Us and multiple appearances at Afterlife events has also led to Agents Of Time signing to Afterlife with the percussive rattle of ‘Paradigm’.
Perhaps the purest form of Agents Of Time’s music belongs to their own label Obscura. They inaugurated the label with the hypnotic, bassline wizardry of ‘Day One’ and in 2018 followed up with ‘Ordinary Cosmic Dance’. The label, which began as (and continues to be) a party series, has also provided a platform for like-minded artists through a double-vinyl compilation, and counts luminaries such as The Hacker amongst its roster.
The Agents Of Time are taking careful steps and and showing themselves to be gifted, versatile performers with each one. Whether on record, on stage or at an Obscura event, count on a high-quality output, finely balanced between experimentation and a straight dancefloor vibe. Read more