Hobbelpaard starts the new decade with Manfredi Romana aka the one of a kind DJ Tennis. Head honcho of Life and Death with a great nose for talent who gave names like Tale of Us, Marvin & Guy and Mind Against a platform way before their breakthrough. A Connaisseur, food, fashion, action and nature lover that knows how to make a floor move

DJ Tennis | IT
Cellini | BE
a local hero | BE

About: DJ Tennis

Founder and A&R of Life and Death, Manfredi Romano grew up tour-managing punk bands and organizing leftfield music events in Italy around the turn of the Millennium. Having completed his studies in computer science at the University of Pisa, Manfredi went on to form DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency solely devoted to electronic music. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the scenes, Romano shifted focus in 2010, establishing himself as a DJ in his own right. As a performer, Tennis valiantly showcases an astute ability to create intimacy in even the vastest of gatherings. As a respected producer, Romano consistently channels his past relationships with post-rock luminaries such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise, and Fugazi into intricately-synthesized electronic constellations. Fine chef and restaurant owner, Tennis splits his time between Miami and Barcelona, where he enjoys riding motorbikes, collecting vintage action-figures and building upon his vinyl record collection – which now numbers over eleven- thousand strong.

About: Cellini

Cellini, as he is called, wields an extremely wide array of powerful sounds; sometimes deep and emotional, yet sometimes powerful and ecstatic. A harmonic blend between wandering sounds and kicking drums is the receipt of Cellini’s productions.

Reading the mind and soul of his audience, Cellini takes you on a journey through the deepest parts of the electronic spectrum and translates infinite-depth into audible sounds. With his Italian roots and family history in mind, he’s improving himself every day by spending day and night in his studio.

Cellini is an Italo-Belgian techno young gun who now serves up more of his genre-blurring, immersive sounds on his own label Cycle Four. He is an artist who has risen above the crowd in a short time and has his own night at Belgian techno temple Fuse. He has played all over and also received the Red Bull Elektropedia Award for Most Promising Artist. Releases and sets filled with musical character and storytelling emotions prove why.