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Milan, Italy
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Portrait of musetta
“A gloriously entwining tapestry of exquisitely eloping exotica elegance - a smoking jacket of nocturnal amour enticing treats.”
LOSINGTODAY

“Seductive jazz noir vocals from Marinella and nu-jazzish beats from Matteo make this a versatile album covering genres like downtempo/triphop/lounge and deep house.”
UNDOMONDO

“Musetta’s hip Italian duo, vocalist Marinella Mastrosimone and producer Matteo Curcio, meld torchy, breathy vocals, reminiscent of raspy vocal stylings of 30s and 40s jazz, with mellow downtempo beats, inhabiting a bit more acoustic depth and contemporary soul with an ominous undercurrent on their darkly retro, mellifluous debut.”
WORLDWIDE UNDERGROUND

“A hip Italian duo -- one that mixes torchy vocals with mellow downtempo beats -- but all at a level that’s got a bit more depth and soul than most of their contemporaries!”
DUSTY GROOVE AMERICA

“...their debut full length (out now) is a sublime studded sleekly starry eyed jazz / downtempo / lounge/ library gem that sumptuously blends elements of Stereolab, Shortwave Set and John Barry with the Broadcast and Debussy not lost on us...”
MARK BARTON

The careers of Milan, Italy's bass player/dj/producer Matteo Curcio and singer/art director Marinella Mastrosimone converged in 2006 to form Musetta.

The duo’s backgrounds are rather different: while Matteo has his roots deep in electronic music, with a love for Kraftwerk and 70’s German cosmic music, but grew up studying jazz
Marinella’s main influences are Italian 70’s prog rock and Indian classical music.

They started touring as Musetta the same year, playing at various live events, among which the famous Heineken Jammin' Festival, Arezzo Wave, Rock Contest, MTV Day '08, MTV Sunset, always with a great response from the audiences, and played live for many corporate events (Toyota, Samsung, Nokia, Heineken, Luxottica, Lines, Tampax).

Their music has been chosen by some great designers like Romeo Gigli, Krizia and Enrico Coveri for their Milan fashion shows and for TV ads.

Musetta’s image and mood is inspired by early 20th century arts, film-noir and science fiction - a retro feel with a futuristic edge.

‘Mice To Meet You!’ is their debut album, which sees the collaboration of UK producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Placebo, Tricky, Melissa Etheridge).

One of the tracks on the album, 'Ophelia's Song', was licensed to Creative Commons and has become the ‘most remixed track’ on ccmixter.org, while the remixes of 'Peace and Melody', soon followed by 'Red Star' and 'Nicotine', climbed the Beatport charts and got the endorsement of Pete Tong, Tiësto, John Digweed, Sasha, Armin van Bureen, Markus Schulz.

Musetta are now working on their forthcoming album, and touring as a quartet (bass, vocals, drums, guitars, electronics) featuring a VJ set specially conceived to interact with the music.
 
 
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