Photo: Thomas Basso
Allez Kiki started brewing in the head of Italian musician Fabio Bordignon, nicknamed ”Kiki” by his work colleagues, during the 2018 harvest at a winery near Bordeaux.
Fabio is a former winemaker, double bass player and produces mead in his home since 2012. In 2021, he released Bourguignon, Estinto Omicida and Hydromiel 2021, all self-produced electronica and downtempo singles that reveal his creative approach and undeniable taste for groove music.
From fermentation to tasting, spirituous drinks are the central theme of Fabio’s musical universe.
Fermentation is in fact the name given to his backing band, consisting of Gianluca Spagnolo on drums, Massimiliano Brunetta on keyboards and Tommaso Cipresso on Vibraphone, long-time friends with whom Fabio has already shared the stage, most famously in the band of Italian-disco artist Alex Fernet.
Their debut album is titled Gusto di Luce (the taste of light), an oenological term referring to the taste wine takes when it is left too long in the sun. A well-chosen name to illustrate their bright and refreshing jazz-funk sound with hints of soul and disco.
GUSTO DI LUCE
Gusto di Luce is the debut album by Italian double bass player and former winemaker Fabio Bordignon aka Allez Kiki, and his backing band Fermentation. Gusto di Luce, meaning the taste of light, is also an oenological term referring to the taste that a bottle of wine takes when it is left too long in the sun.
Through 5 original pieces and 3 instrumental covers of his own previous solo singles (Bourguignon, Estinto Omicida and Hydromiel 2022), Fabio paints a simple, spontaneous portrait of his work routine in the wine cellars near Bordeaux, with bright and refreshing jazz-funk with hints of soul and disco.