SongVault Artist Profile
Trip Hop / Downtempo
The careers of 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, with a great response from the audiences. They have also worked on various fashion shows in Milan, for some great designers like Romeo Gigli, Krizia and Enrico Coveri. ‘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. The remixes of another song, 'Peace and Melody', are climbing the Beatport charts and are in the playlists of top UK DJ’s like Pete Tong, John Digweed and Sasha. Musetta’s image and mood is inspired by early 20th century arts, by cartoons, film-noir and science fiction.