DireT, a.k.a. Alessandro Tammaro (Naples, 1 August 1989), is a musician, producer and composer.
Following the footsteps of his brothers Marco e Luigi (guitarist and pianist), DireT has been interested in music since he was a kid. At 12 he began playing the electric bass, his faithful Fender Jazz that still accompanies him throughout his musical adventures. DireT is into Funk, Rock and electronic contaminations: he listens to James Brown, Prince, Beatles, Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Primus, Parliament Funkadelic. At 14 he joins Radiosistema, a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band, with whom he often played in clubs around Naples and released a number of songs. While a teenagers still, he pushed his boundaries of electronic music further, exploring techno and house. Alessandro self-taught himself DAW software such as Cubase, Reason and Fruity Loops, entering the world of music production.
In 2008 he moves to Milan in search of new influences, ideas and musical crossovers. Two years later he founds the funk-electro band The Kolors, along with the current members Stash and Alessandro Fiordispino. The Kolors soon become one of the most popular bands in the local pub 'Le scimmie', as well as in many other well-known clubs (Magazzini Generali, Magnolia, Duel Beat, Bitte, Le Trottoir). The band eventually began playing at a lot of festivals across different locations in Italy and Europe (including London, Bratislava and Berlin). The Kolors also used to be the guest of Drop The Lime, Dr Lektroluv, Reset!, Punks Jump Up, Il Genio E Le Striscie. The official music video for 'I Don't Give a Funk' was released in 2011, which was broadcasted on MTV New Generation; Andy from the band Bluvertigo appears in the video.
Alessandro relocates to Rome in 2012, which forces him to take a different path from The Kolors. Not long after his move he starts playing with his brother's band Avangarde. While playing with Avangarde, DireT writes several tracks and plays live shows in popular clubs between Rome and Naples, such as 'Circolo degli Artisti', 'Arenile', 'Duel Beat', 'Galleria 19', 'Init Club', 'Contestaccio' and 'Muzak'. Avangard were also guest of Mumdance, Bobmo, Shock (Rinse FM) and many others. DireT has also collaborated with Escape from Zoo, with whom he wrote the song 'Movida', the original sountrack for the Kellogg's spot 'Choco Krave', transmitted during the MTV Awards 2013.
In 2016 DireT decides to undertake a soloist career, which allowed him to experiment more freely with synthesizers and sound design. The new project blends together all his previous experiences and influences, also featuring Cristian Angelini (author of 'Polar Station' and 'Heimat'), Marco Tammaro, as well as Francesco Cianella from Space Echo Studios for the mastering. It' s at Space Echo Studios that DireT produces his debut album ' Tomorrow We'll Be Stronger '.
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