Digi G’Alessio is a 31 year old producer from Florence, Italy. He got into music back in ’96 as an MC, heavily inspired by Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubians etc. After his hip-hop years Digi got into other subcultures: the punk, hc, & noise scene before returning to black music: afrobeat, funk & dub. He started playing the saxophone in “Trio Cane” and after that he played synths + drum machines in the band “A Smile for Timbuctu”. Eventually Digi took all these influences to create his current project: Digi G’Alessio.
The Purple Book is the third in a series of concept albums based on colours: The Yellow Book was out on Plynt records and stands for beats with crazy leads and happy bass lines. The Brown Book was out on Phonocake and was all about beats with roots sounds and raw bass lines.
The purple book is about reminiscence: old beats with a nostalgic feel, melodic leads & samples related to personal memories… a trip down memory lane.