Nu Genea is the artistic project from musicians/djs Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina. The inspirational key comes from a historiographic investigation on dance music since its first steps: following the music routes around the world, Nu Genea collected the sonic echoes that, down the centuries, have touched the shores of Napoli, their hometown and inexhaustible source of cross-cultural sensitivity.
Their meticolous research stands out for exploring uncharted territories, scouring the music from the past and elaborating it in an original groovy equation fully pervaded by disco, funk, boogie, electronic, dub, folk and much more.
After the success of the album “The Tony Allen Experiments” (2015), a collaboration with Tony Allen – original drummer of Fela Kuti – in 2018 they’ve released “Nuova Napoli” LP on their own label NG Records, as tribute to their hometown: the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan language.
Nu Genea live band toured over prestigious clubs and festivals – from Sonar in Barcelona to Meredith in Australia, from Queremos! in Brazil to Gurten in Switzerland, from Rock En Seine in Paris to Pukkelpop in Belgium.
Their shows have thrilled the audience both by the great energy as full band on stage and by the sophisticated musical selection giving authentique and unusual Dj-sets.
Nu Genea also curates, along with DNApoli and Famiglia Discocristiana, a vinyl digging outcome called Napoli Segreta: a compilation series focused on rescuing and re-releasing obscure and forgotten music made in Napoli from the 70s and the 80s.