Artist: High Heels Breaker
Title: High Heels Breaker
Cat No: DPC 048-1
Format: LP incl. CD-Cardboard / Download
High Heels Breaker represents the alter ego of Electronica producer Domenico Ferrari. The Zurich native with Italian roots, who has already performed with Jamie Lidell, returns with his new album “High Heels Breaker” after more than four years of production time. A true sound innovator, Ferrari used analogue electronics to create the sound textures for his new tracks and blended them with sophisticated beats. Inspired by soul, techno and hip hop, he has developed a unique sound with a futuristic touch. Zurich-based DJ Kalabrese and singer/songwriter Sarah Palin with her exceptional voice signed on as guest musicians. High Heels Breaker brings plenty of electronics and fat beats to his live sets and gets the crowds dancing until the heels break.
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High Heels Breaker’s (aka Domenico Ferrari) focus is concentrated on electronic aspects in music. He also works as composer for movie scores, visual artists and contemporary dance companies and teaches composition and producing at Zurich University of Arts. Besides High Heels Breaker Ferrari is also producing for the electronic duo Ferrari & Tomasi. He worked with Jamie Lidell, Kalabrese, swiss rappers Big Zis and Skor among others and performed at Sonar Barcelona with the newyorcan spoken word poet Latasha N. Diggs and star drummer Jojo Mayer.
High Heels Breaker performs his live sets „solo“ or as „live band“ including drums, keys, electronics and visuals.
About the person behind High Heels Breaker
Domenico Ferrari grew up as the son of Italian immigrants in Zurich, where his parents ran a restaurant. You not only ate well there, but politics were also discussed. The restaurant developed into a meeting place of Italian immigrants. Zurich’s Social Democrats also enjoy savoring a pizza at times.
The more than 100-year history of this institution has attracted renowned politicians and ministers. Lenin ate at the Cooperativo Restaurant during his years in Zurich, and former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder also had a meal there.
This political environment molded the young Ferrari, even if he says today that he is not politically active, but instead has found his ideology in music.
The political involvement of his environment resulted in his father and Ferrari himself as a child being put under surveillance and a more than 100-page file put together about them during the Swiss Secret Files Scandal (Fichenskandal) in the late 80s when more than 100,000 citizens were spied upon by Swiss authorities. This was all long before the NSA/Snowden affair.
Following his music studies, Ferrari lived in Zurich, New York and Rome. He won an award providing him with support to work for one year from Zurich, is a member of the Istituto Svizzero Roma, and has received a composition contract from Pro Helvetia. He became a father at a relatively young age and has been involved moving between club music and composition jobs since then, between party and family life. The successful musician has succeeded in reconciling his life’s different aspects and to emerge strengthened from an initially challenging situation. This and a certain composure are reflected in the album “High Heels Breaker”. In it, Ferrari demonstrates that he is still one of the trend-setting artists in contemporary electronic music.