Genre: Vintage Pop
Last Record: Retròattivo (Mescal / February 2011)
Daniele ‘Mhz’ Dupuis: Voice, bass, farfisa and theremin
Sandro Martino: Synthesizers, hammond, electric piano and choirs
Francesco Costantino: Guitar
Andrea Dupuis: Drums and choirs
Versus is a band born with the passion for Pink Floyd, as well as for King Crimson, Kraftwerk, Air, David Bowie, Franco Battiato, Ennio Morricone.
Retro’attivo – released the 8th February 2011 – is a sort of concept album composed by 11 tracks that unwind through the sound of the band, passing from confidential ballads to bold experimentations while always keeping as the work base the song form.
The 1st lucky single of Versus that was the centre of attention for most of summer 2010, has been Torre Di Controllo; his video, presented as a preview at the Magazzini Generali of Milan on the 29th June 2010 has been realized by the students of IED Arti Visive of Milan. After the second track extracted from Retròattivo, Cosa ti Aspetti da questa Notte – a four-handed song written with LeLe Battista that introduces the night theme and that closes with an intervention in English of Franco Battiato – for the hot 2011 summer the single designated to represent the project, has been Melody Pops, accompanied by a clip where the coloured and greedy images of multicoloured sweets, happy ducks, soft lawns and fresh waters naturally marry the solar melodies of the Versus. After an autumn and a winter in Tour with Morgan – both in the openings of concerts and on stage in the role of resident band live – for spring / summer 2012 the deliver the new single; in this case the Versus, to close the chapter Retròattivo, have relied on the soft and warm atmospheres of Mi Raccomando, also included in the compilation Indie Pride – project against homophobia – freely downloadable frome the website of XL, while to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Twin Peaks in Italy, have entrusted to the website of Horror Channel the video cover of Twin Peaks Theme.
The wonderful cover of Retro’attivo has been realized thanks to an image of Fornasetti.