Hardcore punk-trained leftfield house wizard Ital captured live on stage at 100% Silk’s Sónar showcase in Barcelona.
Ital has mastered the fine art of speaking in aphorisms – take this one: “The world presses on you in really intense ways”. Exactly! To cope with what the world is throwing upon him, Daniel McCormick has found a number of ways to musically express himself. Growing up in Washington D.C., Daniel was involved in the city’s hardcore scene, most prominently as a member of Dischord records signed Black Eyes. Besides, Ital started spending his spare time fooling around with dance music inspired tracks that clearly came from different angles than your average laptop performer, and which scored him a deal with Amanda Brown’s Not Not Fun sister label 100% Silk. At the same time, his diverse musical preferences gave birth to side projects such as Sex Worker and Thrill Jockey duo Mi Ami, which, for him, all represent the same approach to music in different guises. His first full-length effort on London’s infamous Planet Mu, Hive Mind, might only be five tracks deep (each scratching the 10 minute mark), but it’s overflowing with a creativity and playfulness rarely seen in today’s house music.