Valentino Mora (DE)
Seamlessly incorporating influences of movement, expression and soul into his production, Valentino Mora has never strayed far from this ethos since experimenting with music from a very young age. Raised by Uruguayan parents (his father was a trained sound engineer and musician), Mora was surrounded by music and exposed to producing constantly throughout his childhood. Before shifting back to his given name, Mora had a string of releases including one LP under his French Fries moniker, during which time he co-curated Clekclekboom recordings, as well as handled artistic direction for the label. Since then he has shifted his attention to his own label ‘IDO’ - or - Intercontinental Dance Organization. Drawing inspiration from the early house scene IDO centres around melting percussion, breaks and techno into a rhythmic migration of hypnotic soundscapes. Furthermore, IDO is Mora’s outlet for demonstrating his explorations of sound that he has discovered between his travels of Tokyo and since relocating to Berlin.
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