CONRAD VAN ORTON (CVO)(IT)
Conrad Van Orton born in Rome in 1985. His real name is Andrea Zanchetta, and his aka is a Fincher’s «The Game» tribute.
Conrad Van Orton born in Rome in 1985. His real name is Andrea Zanchetta, and his aka is a Fincher’s «The Game» tribute, and a tribute is also the one that gives the name to the label he owned with his old friend VSK aka Francesco Visconti: the Consumer Recreation Services Recordings. Since he was just a boy, CVO always been interested in djing, focusing on scratch, and for this reason he follows both the electro music and the Italian rap evolution in the later 90’s.
In 2000, when he was fifteen he totally focused on clubbing music, which he anyway followed since Daft Punk’s «Homework» album and the purchase of the first Technics’ turntables.
In this choice was decisive the meeting with Saverio Evangelista (Esplendor Geometrico) who is a childhood friend of his uncle and involves Conrad in a project for a performance on the «Borderline Festival» (Rome)
Thanks to this experience he discovered the experimental and abstract side of electronic music.
After some arrangement’s years between several kind of electronic club-oriented music as House, Electro House, and Techno he identified in Techno and Minimal Techno his real music personality, also thanks to the rising friendship with VSK. In 2006 they started to work together in a studio.
At the beginning of 2010, a period of forced social inactivity starts and suddenly brought time and inspiration to focus on music production and the label CRS Recordings, the project founded and curated together with Francesco Visconti aka VSK.
The anger, the will to evade, the growing sense of heaviness raised just by the chance to make music every time he wants, will become his life thread and «main topic» of his sound. The absence from live clubbing allowed him to start an introspection and self oriented path regarding the music.
During the last years his studio work found space on many important labels such as Dynamic Reflection, PoleGroup, Sonntag Morgen, Attic Music and he signed a six tracker EP with VSK on Developer’s Modularz.
He spent most of his time in 2017 studying and experimenting the discipline of live act and he’s now ready to show his performance through 2018.