Bolognese singer Susanna La Polla aka Suz became known in the early 90s as a backup singer and vocalist for the pioneer of Italian ragamuffin Papa Ricky.
In the noughties with producer Ezra and bassist Alessio "Alessiomanna" Argenteri (both already members of the band Casino Royale) is then landed to an elegant and refined trip hop with the album "Shape of Fear and Bravery" (2009 - No .Mad Records) and "One Is A Crowd (2013 - No.Mad Records), both welcomed with enthusiasm by italian music critics (newspapers like Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Il Resto del Carlino, Il Manifesto and magazines like Internazionale, Rumore, Il Mucchio Selvaggio etc) and several international music blogs.
From her latest album "One Is A Crowd" were taken two singles. "Distant Skies" (a collaboration between Suz and renowned US producer KutMasta Kurt), and "Rubber and Glue" (co-written with the actress, singer and fellow citizen Angela Baraldi). The two songs were accompanied by promotional videos filmed respectively by Matteo Bombarda from Undervilla Production and Andreas La Marmora for Penguins Freckles (UK).
Since the release of her first solo album in 2009, Suz played live in major Italian cities, opening DJ sets for Bristol sound’s pioneers as Daddy G (Massive Attack) and Roni Size, and has been invited to perform in Mannheim and Leipzig as an artist representative of “Bologna Unesco City of Music”. In 2013 she then co-founded the Suz Jazz Quintet, a project featuring some of the most talented musicians of the national jazz scene (Valerio Pontrandolfo - tenor sax, Nico Menci – piano, Bruno Briscik - bass and Marco Frattini - drums) which explores the origins of the sounds that have partly inspired the main exponents of trip hop.
Currently involved in the dub and techno project Weight Treble, alongside Massimo Carozzi (Zimmerfrei, El Muniria) and Manuel Giannini (Starfuckers), she also boasts collaborations with talented producers as DJ Katzuma, Dj Pandaj, BlackJob, TY1 aka DJ Tayone (she contributed to four tracks of "Hardship", the forthcoming album of the italian magician of turntablism out on the 27th of May by Digital Bros/Universal) and American musician Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult) .
"Lacework" is the third album of Suz. Produced by Ezra Capogna (Ezra, Casino Royale, Dub Pigeon), it was released on October 9th 2015 on the historic label Irma Records.
Suz plays live with Bartolomeo Sailer aka White Raven.
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