Coloured sounds, eclectic vocation, international profile : this is Stefano Fontana in a few words.
Grown-up in Milan at the Plastic Club – main club of the Italian artistic circuit – Stefano has always had a real obsession for that imaginary street half way between turntablism, funky B-lines, hip hop, dance old school and all the plastic world correlated.
Grown with bread and groove, Stefano Fontana blends the scenes of Chicago, New York and Detroit, electro,hip hop, house and techno, re-interpreting them for far away: he takes part to the DMC freestyle championship, rear’s up with his BMX, he risk’s his life with trick’s on his skateboard, but especially he draws totally from guru’s like Basement Jaxx, Underworld, Chemical Brothers without naming generals of hip hop like Public Enemy, Ludacris, Timbaland and Neptunes.
In a few years, he becomes one of the Italian most hot producers and his first long distance fatigue named Stylophonic is published internationally by Emi: the album Man Music Technology is a crossover of hip hop, breaks and house, absolutely so international that it seems an alien for the national reality. The single extracts arrive in all the European charts, the album sees important featuring and remixes (see Digital Underground, Della Reese,Kevin Saunderson, Chicken Lips, King ritt,radioslave,etcc) and the name of Stefano approaches the guru’s of dance, so much to be renamed the " Italian Fatboy Slim " for the same versatility and same kaleidoscope of sounds. Then, between remixes for Planet Funk, Dino Lenny and Crookers, Stefano dips into the production of the album for Lorenzo aka Jovanotti(the most important italian hip hop artist,well connected with the beastie boys): needless to say that “Buon Sangue” becomes a whirlpool of groove with a stylophonic touch, like proved with the crushing single “Tanto3”.
Stefano Fontana becomes on of the most demanded names in the international clubbing circuit: besides the Italian major clubs, Stefano does and undoes the suitcases for sets all round Europe, from England to Ibiza, from Mykonos to France, without forgetting the residence Magazzini Generali of Milano, the base in which experimenting new colours to dancefloor. At the same time, Nostro reinforces also his activity of music designer for various brands such us Adidas, MTV, Coca Cola, Dolce&Gabbana with the incredible collaboration with Hype williams), Diesel creating soundtracks for fashion shows and taking part to various Italian tours. In such an intensive period, Stefano Fontanta is able to set the basis for the new album Stylophonic: Beatbox Show, of the previous year , is launched by the single Baby Beatbox (remixed by crookers)– chosen for the European D&G campaign, as well as included in various compilations – and is a further step forward in shakedelia of electro, dance and funk. Produced by stefano himself and mixed by the sound engineer of Leftfield, Beatbox Show is the growth to the stylophonic sound: a futuristic soundtrack for dancing as much us for listening, variegated like the next singles extracted, that Pure Imagination that is a thud on radio and charts, or Dancefloor, once more connected to an advert for D&G again with the great director hype williams. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68__UPXUEZc)
After a such intense 2006 and 2007, 2008 seems even more
challenging : Stefano in fact is responsible for a music of a new D&G campaign always with Hype williams ,with the track called" RU experienced?"
but at the meantime he was very satisfied when remixing the
French ace Martin Solveig, he discovered the talented Crookers (for which he
is responsible of their first production and discographic
moves) and he has been chosen by Nike – with
people like LCD Soundsytem, A-trak ,Aesop Rock and Tomboy
for the new project Nike Plus.
He also did a music for the european Citroen campaign "oh my gold" with Naomi ,
Right now he's working hard on the new stylophonic album which will be released in 2013 , we bet once again it will be a success and will be involved in major fashion tv campaing...
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