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 Cassino & Laben  Italy

Cassino & Laben, or rather Andrea Cassino (27 years old) and Alex Laben (25 years old), are born in a small town situated in the heart of Italy, where they are still living. Their ways met in 1999, while they were working as dj and pr in the same club. Right from the beginning, their friendship, the same way of thinking, the same feelings about music turned into a real passion. The mutual understanding between the two turned out to be highly positive and driven by an uncontrollable will to do something tangible, they began their plan called Cassino & Laben, in 2001. Privately organized evenings and parties with friends, their plan was tirelessly gaining ground in the italian underground scene and, thanks to this fast-growing, in 2003 they began to cooperate with Intooitiv Crew, organizing one night at the Ex-Mud club Fiorentino, where they stayed till the beginning of the summer 2004.

Their dj set consists of an endless excursion among different sounding contaminations, from break beat to deep, from progressive to electronic house, providing an overwhelming voyage to discover new elegant and exquisite sonorities. Their Background is completely selected by themselves with a lot of competence, while in the dj set scene you will find Alex Laben at the consolle, even if the presence of Andrea Cassino in their sets is of essential importance. Not to forget that the plan Cassino & Laben began with the union between a producer (Andrea Cassino) and a dj (Alex Laben) and this is the reason why their expressive method is always changing. Among their future plans, there is the will to realize and develop a their own live set performance, in order to be able to express themselves simultaneously. All these experiences came through in their productions and with time they obtained sounds which were closer to their inner thoughts.

In 2002 Cassino and Laben knew Stefano Greppi (Screen Recordings) by chance: immediately, they became friends and, through Stefano’s advice and experience, they acquired more self-confidence and conviction to go on their way... The dj producer and discographic dj Stefano Greppi, thanks again to his professionalism, perceived the potential of the duo and gave them a dub version to do for the B side of the plan "Against the Grain", which contains a Harry Lemon aka Lemon8’s version in the A side; thus a really good debut album, which allowed Cassino & Laben to appear in the discographic world for the first time, at the end of 2003. The disc turned out to be so interesting that Lemon8 decided to pass the plans on his label, the dutch Bandung Records. Stefano Greppi passed an other single on Screen Rec. as well, which was entitled "Inventiveness Vibration" (at a later publication date).

Even the M.A.S. Collective felt their talent and they asked Cassino & Laben a remix for the Canadian United Tribal Warriors’s plan entitled "Deep Jungle", published in march 2004 on label Mo-Do, which had already passed them an other plan, entitled "Lasting Memories" Feat. Marina Puglisi song writer, a young talented italian woman. (even in this case, at a later publication date).

Cassino & Laben are now cooperating with Claude "Ma-Te" too, under the name of "Arenok". Their first project was entitled "Free Yourself", at the time played and reviewed by various artists (Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Perry O’Neil, Stefano Greppi, Mas Collective, etc...), which the remix of Stel is confirmed (Audiotherapy) for and released in march 2005 on Electronic Elements. Original Mix was been featured on Markus Schulz's Compilation Miami'05.

At present, the publication of the plan entitled "Leaving Panic Behind" is unexpected, since it will be published in february 2005 on the brand new french label Babylon Records that sees confirmed the Flash Brothers’ remix, who will surely be a considerable help, because of their great talent in the underground scene. Leaving Panic Behind will be featured on the forthcoming Ferry Corsten, Andrew K and Dj Abel Mix-CD.

Moreover, Cassino & Laben are cooperating to another plan as well, which is "Ventunesimo Secolo - Tribute To San Francesco", planned by dj producer Luca Ricci and it will be released by Screen Recordings.



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