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Renegade Riddims: Albees


Alberto Curci, also known by his alias Albees has played a pivotal role in nurturing and advancing the Drum & Bass scene in Italy since the early 2000s. Throughout his illustrious journey as a DJ, he has graced the decks alongside some of the most influential artists within the genre, sharing his passion for the music and fostering a thriving community of enthusiasts.

More recently, Albees has embarked on an exciting venture into music production, further enriching his already impressive skill set. This evolution has enabled him to explore new creative horizons and bring his unique musical vision to life. A staunch advocate for the warm, nostalgic embrace of dusty vinyl tones, Albees draws profound inspiration from the early funk recordings, mesmerizing breakbeats, and the resonant vibes of 90s hip-hop.

What sets Albees apart is his signature sound, characterized by the mesmerizing rhythm of rolling, organic-feeling drums, seamlessly intertwined with deep and weighty, yet intricately distorted techy basslines. This sonic concoction not only pays homage to the roots of the Drum & Bass movement but also propels it into innovative and exciting directions. In an ever-evolving electronic music landscape, Albees remains a pioneering force, pushing the boundaries of sound and captivating audiences with his distinctive sonic journey.

A few months ago, Albees joined a live A&R feedback session that our head honcho Grahame Farmer did on Twitch with René LaVice and had a track was almost immediately signed to DeVice! You can watch the video below (watch from 28 mins to hear the raw track and see René’s reaction)…

Today Albees joins our Renegade Riddims series with a brand new, exclusive mix! The mix features tracks from the likes of himself, DJ Marky, Klax & Charli Brix, Break, Enei and more!

Check out the mix below and download it for free here!


Sum up this mix in 10 words…

The mix ranges from deep to more aggressive and funky tracks with high rollers

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Difficult to choose one, they are all tracks that I love… the first that comes to mind is ‘Here Comes’ by Melinki… absolute killer

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

The selection combines tracks from my favourite artists with some of my releases and some unreleased previews

Tell us about your next EP

My next EP is imminent, ‘Make Em Clap’ on Phase Records. It will be out November 17th, can’t wait!

What have you got coming up?

There’s a lot of new music on the program, already confirmed, and a lot of projects I’m working on 

When was the last time you actually raved?

One of the latest events was in southern Italy with some friends from the old school scene, amazing!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

I thank everyone for the wonderful support shown over the last few years and a special thank you to the DT team for the opportunity


Break – Bury a Sound
Dunk – Nightcrawler
Melinki & Macca – Bad Trip feat. Alibi
Sam Binga, Redders, – Ayo (Foreign Concept Remix)
Mob Tactics – Blink
Hoax & Purple Velvet Curtains – Sekkle
Mozey – Break It Down (VIP)
Enei – Tide Guide feat. T Man
DJ Marky – Wrong Hands feat. L-Side
Enei – Show Me feat. Odddi
Sidewall- Closer
T>I – Tek It Back (VIP)
DJ Marky – New Beginnings feat. Quadrant & Iris
HLZ – Thinking Soul
Rueben – Apathy
Melinki – Here Comes
Break – Another Life
Albees – Bright Lights
Xyde & Albees – ID
Klax, Charli Brix – Become (QZB remix)
Albees – Shapes
T>I, Inja – Flick The Switch (Waeys remix)
Xyde & Albees – ID
Albees – ID
DJ Marky – Back & Forth feat. Harry Shotta, Mc GQ, D’Cypher, Melinki
Kawstic & Trex – Buffer
Xyde & Albees – Promises
Calyx – You Want It All
Operate, Rizzle & PAV4N – Pleiadians


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