MODE ZERO

Mode Zero, aka Andrea Vascellari, is a electronic music producer, live performer and DJ from Conegliano in beautiful Venice region – Italy.

Andrea is known for his live electronic shows and for the unique sound selection of his vinyl DJ sets. He fell in love with music at a very early age immersed in jazz, funk, blues and rock family records. Andrea grew up as classically trained musician, then he became passionate about the progressive techno sounds that defined the mid 90s underground scene. His love for music led him to start his career as an artist gaining residences at top clubs in north-east Italy.

He then took off on an entrepreneurial journey around the globe. Finland, U.S.A., Brazil, U.A.E., Gabon, South Africa, U.K., every stop enriched his musical background. All the records he collected are now stored at the XYZ Creative Center he founded in Conegliano – Italy, his home town. This website is the extension of XYZ in the digital world.

Andrea dedicates his time to support the development of local artists in Italy. Known for his strong love for the underground scene, he keeps performing internationally with his live shows and DJ sets.

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SOUND TRAP

Sound Trap is a computer based setup used to create unique soundscapes that can be used in production and live sets.

Often I struggle to find inspiration when I work in a studio. I get more ideas when I’m out and about, when I listen to sounds mourned me. I created the Sounds Trap to help me generate new musical ideas using inputs from the environment that surrounds me.

In order to easily carry around the Sound Trap and use it anywhere, the whole setup is USB powered. The sounds are captured by the microphone, trap in loops by the computer and finally modulated live via MiDi controllers. Original soundscapes are generated by layering sounds captured at different frequencies.

Example of soundscapes captured with the Sound Trap on a train
Fun adventure capturing sounds in Tenerife – Canary Islands

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BEAT ENGINE

Beat Engine are handmade instruments built by Mattia Gardenal. The sounds produced by these machines are generated thanks to triggering mechanisms connected to analogue synthesizers and modulation pedals. 

To explore new musical territories, Mode Zero tapped into the endless possibilities offered by the digital world. In Mode Zero live shows the machines are connected to a computer that runs a custom designed reactive framework developed with Ableton Live. 

The sounds generated with this approach space beyond classic modulation and enter the realm of digital synthesis generating always new original music experiences.

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SUNSHINE

Sunshine is an ongoing series of soulful underground music sessions started in the late 90s in Venice region, Italy. 

The Sunshine sessions started with the the aim of offering an alternative experience to mainstream events, elevating music culture and spreading freedom of creative expression.

Every year Sunshine brings together passionate dancers, great house music selection and good vibes offering every time a unique cocktail of pure energy. With an event’s program celebrating the best local and international music, Sunshine sessions have become a regular appointment for underground music lovers.

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SPACEFLIGHT

Spaceflight is a live electronic show about music exploration. 100% original music, distintive sounds, always different. Every show is performed and arranged live, a unique and unrepeatable musical experience.

There’s more to electronic music than simply pressing a play button to launch “pre-packed” programs. Spaceflight offers an alternative experience that brings to life the beauty of improvisation and the full creative power of playing live electronic music.

Every show tells a story, a narrative of minimal sounds generated on the fly by analogue and digital synthesisers.

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Defected Gratitude Event

The Mode Zero team organized a special livestream dedicated to Simon Dunmore and Defected Records. Simon surprised us by sending a box filled with amazing records, this gratitude event to give back some good house music vibes to you all, passionate music lovers!

We are going to use these records in our vinyl mixing workshops and we hope that by enjoying this vinyl set, mixed by Andrea Vascellari – Mode Zero founder – you will get all the positive energy you need during this lockdown!

If you still have energy to keep on dancing after the set you can continue the party at the Defected Records HQ with the 24 hour stream mixed by DJ EZ! 😊

Simon Dunmore’s Donation

Simon Dunmore, founder of Defected records and Glitterbox, donated to Mode Zero a jam packed case of records. This is a wonderful gift that will help us support the vinyl mixing workshops organized at our creative center, XYZ. A special thanks to Simon, the story and surprise announcement in the video below. Enjoy!

Mode Zero Presents

“Mode Zero Presents” is a special event that brings together emerging and established underground artists. The format is going to be the same used in pre-lockdown events, this time though instead of meeting in real life, we will be able to enjoy the whole event online.

The five hour music show will be live-streamed from the XYZ Creative Center in Conegliano – Italy. The artistic direction, artist contributions, production and organization of the event is coordinated by the Mode Zero team.

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