Anthony Naples is a New York City (Queens) based music producer, DJ, and the co-owner of the record label Incienso who has released three studio albums, one mixtape, twelve EPs and singles and a few remixes on labels such as Warp Records, Ninja Tune, Text Records, DFA, Heavenly, and Kalahari Oyster Cult. He has held a bi-monthly DJ residency at the NYC Club Nowadays since 2017.
Hailing from a community of producers and DJs with panoramic views, he quickly distinguished himself as a major agitator. Already with an extensive list of record releases, Naples’ decade of music production has been one of refreshing and inventive vision on the electronic scene. The dub-tinged, psychedelic compositions result in an ongoing energy of ascension. Discarding any kind of formula, there is nevertheless a sense of fusion and enchantment. Elements of ambient, acid-house, or post-punk music are found, although this game of identifying symbols quickly becomes labyrinthine; Anthony Naples’ magic is real and is done in a state of active balminess.
Chameleon is the fourth and most recent album from 2021. A record with no GPS to measure, it tries to find distant paradises to the mind and reveals a craftsmanship in the treatment of melodies – with breath, but never forgetting the direction. Naples doesn’t seem to need an obvious rhythm to instill movement in the body or a journey in the head. In fact, it cohabits between the absence and presence of that engine, comfortable in that limbo where fabulous things just happen. - c/o Nuno Afonso
Portrait press photo 1 (c/o David Murray, 2022)
Portrait press photo 2 (c/o Jenny Slattery, 2020)
Portrait press photo 3. (c/o Nate Miller, 2020)
DJ press photo photo 1 (c/o Suguru Saito, 2022)
Tech/hospitality rider and contact info
P: +13477079344 (Call, iMessage, WhatsApp)
Links / Info
all of my music on discogs
some of my music on Bandcamp
I co-run a record label called Incienso
I used to run a record label called Proibito (2013-2017)
I am also a resident DJ at Nowadays
Some DJ mixes: Rainbow Disco Club (2022) / Warehouse Project (2021) / Contact (2021) / Beats In Space (2021) [behind paywall] / Peak Time 2 [b2b DJ Python] (2020) / Juanitas Mix (2020) / Dazed Mag (2019) / Beats In Space (2019) / Khmeli Suneli [b2b Huerco S. on Cav Empt Tape] (2018) / Peak Time [b2b DJ Python] (2018) / Crack Mag (2017) / Melbourne Deepcast (2017) / Beats In Space (2015) / Dekmantel (2015) / Fact Mix (2013) / NTS Mixes over the years (2013 - now)