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DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy dig into ’90s Italian techno on new label, Life Of Marvin

02/07/2017
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The first release is a reissue of two tracks from Tuscany’s “pre-progressive” techno scene.

Italian artists DJ Tennis and Marvin & Guy have started a label called Life Of Marvin.

Tennis, AKA Manfredi Romano—who runs the Life And Death label—and Marvin & Guy went digging through Italian techno history for their new imprint. The aim of the vinyl-only label is to explore Italy’s “pre-progressive” techno scene, which preceded the “progressive techno” scene in Tuscany in the mid-’90s. The first release on Life Of Marvin features two tracks from Roby J and Sick Hardcore, both originally released on the Interactive Test label, which was founded by Franco and Riccardo Falsini. Future EPs on Life Of Marvin will come from Francesco Farfa, Gabry Fasano, Marco Calderoni and others.

Life Of Marvin is the latest move in a busy year for Romano, who was just tapped for a two-disc DJ-Kicks mix.

Listen to both tracks.