My Awesome Mixtape

My Awesome Mixtape

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My Awesome Mixtape mix different styles in their music: Rock, Hip-hop and Electronic Pop all fuse into dancy club tracks. Dancing is mandatory! But you won't be able to resist, anyway: their music is way too catchy!

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Biography

My Awesome Mixtape’s story starts, like that of many other bands, in their bedroom.

That’s where, at the tail end of 2006, Maolo, Checco and Bebo – three spritely Bolognese regaz – half-jokingly start making music. Mixing and matching their favourite styles, they end up generating an original mix of indie rock, hip hop and electronica, the kind you cannot fail to dance to.

In the space of a few months, the band’s first songs become the talk of the town, and soon enough they are hailed everywhere as Italy’s next big thing.
At that point, leaving the bedroom to go out and play with the big kids is almost mandatory. After a few changes in line-up and solo experiments, My Awesome Mixtape become a fivesome: Maolo Torreggiani, Andrea Mancin, Andrea Sologni, Alessandro Scagliarini and Federico Spadoni. Their first album, titled "My Lonely and Sad Waterloo", is published as a co-production between Italian labels My Honey Records and I dischi dell'amico immaginario, on September 8th 2007.

Upon the album’s release, the band has already played in half the country’s live venues, and tries successfully to go abroad and export their music in the rest of Europe.
At the end of 2008, MAM’s “Neverending Tour” will have lined up a smashing 158 live gigs, and gained the band an award as Best Live Band of the season at the annual Meeting of Independent Labels in Faenza.

That’s not the end of it. MAM’s participation in a compilation sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, the special guest appearance in the ensemble video for La nuova musica italiana by Italian hardcore sensations Linea77, and the re-release of “My Lonely And Sad Waterloo” in Germany through Rewika Records, and in Japan through P-Vine Records, start paving the way for a new album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2009.

“How Could a Village Turn Into a Town” will be released in Italy through 42 Records (also home of Gatto Ciliegia Contro Il Grande Freddo, Kobenhavn Store and Fake P) and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland through Rewika Records.
Recorded by Bruno Germano of Settlefish, the album marks a new progression in My Awesome Mixtape’s artistic growth. Composed, arranged and played as a team effort, “How Could a Village Turn Into a Town” matches its predecessor’s freshness with a newfound maturity and awareness in handling and shaping sound.

The album will be preceded before the summer by the “Other Houses” EP, issued by 42 Records in double format, digital and coloured cassette tape (for a total of 150 numbered copies). The EP will be accompanied by two live videos, made by Opificio Ciclope for Italian web TV Pronti al peggio, and will contain three new songs (two of which will not be made available anywhere else), as well as two remixes by hot items of the Italian club scene Congorock and Peluche (Dariella of hip hop band Amari and Matteo Lavagna of Disco Drive).

With a new and improved line-up, once again a five-piece but without guitars, (its members are Maolo Torreggiani, Andrea Mancin, Andrea Suriani, Alessandro Scagliarini and Federico Spadoni), My Awesome Mixtape are about to make their comeback on the Italian stage, before they move on to their next European tour, scheduled for September 2009, when the album is set to be released.

"How Could A Village Turn Into A Town", will be released on September 2009.

Lyrics

The Saint Valentines Day Massacre

Written By: My Awesome Mixtape

Shiny happy people love each other
those blue and sad get close one to another
in a sort of manic depressive way
that makes my joy collapse in a way
and makes my nerves shut up in a way
"It's just a matter of time we wait and see"
Shiny happy people love each other
those blue and sad get close one to another
we're so lonely...
Here we are
Passing shapes in search of time
Time to spend in half a life, we're so shy...
Here we are
Passing shapes in search of time
Time to spend in half a life
Keep the flow instead of following lines...

Diderot

Written By: My Awesome Mixtape

As I told you, boy
that was the time of giving up
That's the same for you girl,
I repeat, that the time of giving up,
to this point
What do you mean,
I mean
What do you mean,
I mean
I can't understand a word of what are you saying
I poor misunderstood
I poor misunderstood
a new form of dyslexia
that makes us all singing la la la la
...
That's the right mood boy,
the time of starting up
Please keep silence girl
it's just a secret told before,
so shut up
What do you mean,
I mean
What do you mean,
I mean
I can't understand a word of what are you saying
...
We're so delightful
we're so delightful, somehow
...
As the clouds make my mood fall down
The beat makes it suddenly rise Up
Only skyscrapers didn't fall down
But surely beat-drums never build'em up

Discography

Songs of Sadness- Songs of Happiness - Kirsten's Postcard - EP - 2007
My Lonely And Sad Waterloo - My Honey Records / I dischi dell'amico immaginario - LP - 2007
Other Houses - 42 Records - EP - 2009

Set List

My Awesome Mixtape's typical set is about 60 minutes long, but can be easily reorganized for shorter sets.