Tucked away up in North Wales, a remarkable lyricist and self-taught producer blended soulful dream pop with homemade hip-hop to create a unique soundscape.
He achieved this in his parent’s attic, culturally mining his fervent imagination and hand-me-down records to craft multilayered songs that invite us to view life through his DIY kaleidoscope.
His debut single – ‘Bunk Beds’ was featured on Cerys Matthew’s Sunday Morning BBC Radio 6 show as well as Tom Robinson’s Introducing playlist. ‘Talcum Powder’ (an independent release) was selected for Fresh On The Net’s “Fresh Waves” playlist, and ‘Sheboygan’ has been picked up by Bethan Elfyn, who also interviewed Ennio for her ‘Introducing Artists of the Week’ show on BBC Radio Wales.
This past year has seen Ennio transfer his music to the live stage with a typically beguiling performance at an Oxjam event in Chester leading to independent record label Mai 68 making him their first signing. Stripping back the many layers of instrumentation to the core, Ennio approaches each live performance with joyous ingenuity, triggering samples via a drum machine and 15mm knitting needles. Other tracks are pared back to guitar and vocals delivering an entirely new vibe to their studio incarnations.
His debut double A sided single Bunk Beds/Cacophony was released on September 9th 2017 by Mai 68 Records.