Life and Death boss DJ Tennis is quite the renaissance man. With humble beginnings as a booking agent, forming Italy’s first agency DAZE and organizing some of the most important parties in his native country, the well known producer creates luminous odes to his past. He consistently draws influence from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise and Fugazi, and more into vast electronic sceneries. With releases on Me Me Me and Kompakt, the jack of all trades selector and producer continues to demonstrate why he remains one of the most in-demand talents the scene has to offer.
Founder and A&R of Life and Death, Manfredi Romano grew up tour-managing punk bands and organising left-field music events in Italy around the turn of the Millennium. Having completed his studies in computer science at the University of Pisa, Manfredi went on to form DAZE, Italy’s first booking agency solely devoted to electronic music. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the scenes, Romano shifted focus in 2010, establishing himself as a DJ in his own right. As a performer, Tennis valiantly showcases an astute ability to create intimacy in even the vastest of gatherings. As a respected producer, Romano consistently channels his past relationships with post-rock luminaries such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise and Fugazi into intricately-synthesised electronic constellations. Fine chef and restaurant owner, Tennis splits his time between Miami and Barcelona, where he enjoys riding motorbikes, collecting vintage action-figures and building upon his vinyl record collection - which now numbers over eleven-thousand strong.