Technological developments and a growing club culture in Italy have inspired many traditional folk artists to graft their traditional sounds - such as pizzica and tarantella - on to electronic beats and rhythms, to create a striking hybrid. In addition, DJs and contemporary musicians have been drawn back to traditional Italian music for inspiration, incorporating traditional dance music with hypnotic rhythms. The Rough Guide To Italia Nova combines these two strands to showcase this rapidly evolving and dynamic underground scene.
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