Since Clockwork‘s first release back in 2011, Federico Maccherone has had a whirlwind trip through the electronic music world. Working alongside fellow Italian Francesco Leali, Clockwork featured on the likes of Hot Creations and Life and Death, before Maccherone decided to go solo in 2013. It was at this point that Somne was born.

As Somne, things heated up for Maccherone: he has released alongside Mind Against, as well as on Boddika‘s Nonplus imprint and most recently with Afterlife (the Berlin-based project from Tale of Us). His style takes inspiration from everything from the hip-hop of Gang Starr, through to the dub techno of Basic Channel, condensed into one fresh, exciting sound.

We are delighted to be able to offer a free download from Somne today. In his words, “October 12” is “some sort of journey into melancholic cinematic soundscapes.” A step away from the usual dancefloor material that he is known for, the downtempo composition is all about atmosphere.

October 12