Art Vinilica vol. 114 – VOGA
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Vinilica vol. 114 – VOGA

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Cristiano Di Capua

Naples is the cradle of much, much art.
It has always been a crossroads of different cultures, inspirations, sounds and imagery a bit out of the ordinary. Almost as if over the centuries it has created a real micro-climate of its own, full of lights and shadows. And just under the enormous pressure of these lights and shadows, very often little diamonds like VOGA are born. With an overtly overseas sound (and freshly signed to Columbia Records/Sony Music Italy), they are like real oxygen in a scene that is in danger of asphyxiating at any moment. Confirming what has just been said is their new single “Niente Di Personale”, available Nov. 4. Their calling card consists of introspective lyrics, samples in the beats and light but introspective flows.

“The inspirations of “Niente Di Personale” are quite orientational with respect to the sound we want to bring. It is a transversal track, living in the urban sphere, although crossed with pop. Everything we do and produce always has an urban constant. In that sense, “Niente Di Personale” is our manifesto in terms of content as well, although it is quite cheeky.”

VOGA was born in 2019, between singer and producer Enrico Esposito and producer Lorenzo Biscione. After a series of interesting collaborations that have given us a broad understanding of their artistic and sonic direction (Psychologists, Yung Snapp, MV Killa, CoCo), we can safely say that they have not disappointed expectations. All while remaining faithful to a strong Neapolitan imagery that has always characterized them.

Given their many facets, Collater.al decided to create a playlist in collaboration with them and understand their musical background: “one of the sounds that inspires us the most is from Toronto, so there is a lot of Drake in the playlist. Our music, particularly the music that has yet to be released, is almost 80 percent based on sampling, and that’s why Kanye West appears among the choices. We also included artists who represent our more pop side, such as Calvin Harris, although the sounds of VOGA are always contaminated by urban. We can say that this playlist combines all the elements and musical nuances that you will hear in the upcoming tracks, without excluding the dancehall that belongs to us a lot.”

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Written by Cristiano Di Capua
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