DJ Tennis – “You Closed My Eyes” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chris DeVille | March 28, 2014 - 10:38 am

DJ Tennis is Berlin resident Manfredi Romano, who grew up bouncing between New Jersey and Italy in the ’70s and ’80s and went on to a diverse career in computer science, indie rock, soundtrack work, music promotion and DJing at the tennis club where he used to play semi-professionally (hence the name). These days he co-runs Life And Death Records, a label that aspires to be like Warp — “shorthand for an electronic music label that isn’t necessarily tied to the dance floor,” as this Resident Advisor profile explains. That might give you a vague idea of what Romano is going for with his music as DJ Tennis, non-danceable experimental electronic fare that draws from a heritage of post-punk, post-rock, IDM, and classic rock. “You Closed My Eyes,” a track from his upcoming double EP Local, somehow combines all those threads, and the results are both enthralling and slightly creepy. Check it out below.

Local is out 4/15 on Life And Death. Tour dates:

3/28 Miami, FL @ Bohemian Yacht (Winter Music Conference)
3/29 Miami, FL @ Vice, Kompakt (Winter Music Conference)
3/30 Miami, FL @ Last Resort (Winter Music Conference)
4/4 Miami, FL @ The Vagabond
4/5 New York, NY @ Cityfox
4/18 Indio, CA @ Coachella
5/25 New York, NY @ Electric Daisy Carnaval
5/26 Detroit, MI @ Old Miami

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