The roots of Leo Anibaldi’s sound. “Pro Pop” (2023) is his first instrumental hip hop album, or an incredible mix of different musical genres, always among his favorite listens, as well as a constant source of inspiration during his ‘early life’ as an electronic producer. The ‘second’ starts now. Over the months of the pandemic, the historic Italian artist has literally centrifuged blues, funk, jazz, r ‘n’ b and, of course, hip hop sounds within eleven brand new songs. The idea behind the project entrusted to Neo Life Records is simple: create music that can be enjoyed by everyone and listened to in company in all circumstances. A choice that also coincides with an ‘old school’ recording technique with old 60s microphones and tape recorders in order to obtain an apparently ‘dated’ sound with a melancholy background. “Pro Pop” thus embodies a different style than the noisy glories of a rave past, revealing his desire to get back into the game once more and, above all, to continue experimenting. After branding the history of made in Italy techno, experimenting with acid, breakbeat and house sounds, here is a more intimate Leo Anibaldi and, as always, against the tide.