Dion Tartaglione AKA Planète is Melbourne’s resident exporter of dreamy, minimalist electronic vibes. After a jam-packed summer – including The Ripe’s 3rd birthday party, Paradise Music Festival and supporting fellow Melbourne artist LUCIANBLOMKAMP – the producer has dropped a creeping 2-track offering of deep ambience and building beats. Stream the tracks and familiarise yourself with the rising beat-maker below.
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Who are you?
My name is Dion Tartaglione and I produce and perform electronic music under Planète.
Where are you from?
What is unique about your local music scene?
Aesthetic. Although there are a few different styles floating around, everyone is in it to put out the best music they are into and the local support is what drives it.
Describe your sound in three words. Go!
Scattered evolving journey.
What makes you unique as an artist?
I’m hooked on making long evolving songs, and that’s what I’m focusing on and trying to understand how it works.
Have you heard any new music lately? Got any recommendations?
Collaborative project – Vermont (Marcus Worgull and Danilo Plessow) have had some remixes by Mano Le Tough, DJ Tennis and Marcus Worgull himself which have just been released, so those tunes.
Tell us a little about this release.
‘Helix / Två Fontäner’ is the second 2-track that I have released with Silo Arts. Both of the tracks are 8 & 9 minutes long so it’s a dedicated listen, which is where I’ve found my productions leading towards. It’s actually funny to think on the timeline of these tracks because I initially finished them around a year ago and then only revamped them and basically completed them about 8 months later without really listening to them. I guess this release is something that shows refinement of an old(ish) pair of ideas.
What inspired the artwork for this track?
Well my friend Jack Khenkitisak does same really cool and intensely layered paintings, which I saw from him when he uploaded them once online. We caught up and both jumped at the idea of doing a music/artwork partnership together. Evan Cooper (who did the last 2-track artwork) also a mutual friend of ours came on board to enhance and give Jack’s paintings another level. The inspiration is all theirs.
What else are you working on at the moment?
At the moment a 4-track EP and also a couple of collaborations, which I hope can be shown and released sometime later this year.
Do you have any shows coming up?
At the moment some secrets I can’t announce yet but stay in touch at facebook.com/planetemusic for upcoming gigs.
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