Touch The Wood: an underground reality by Marco G. & Mr. Kite. Since 2007, their goal has been to create and innovate, leading anyone who reaches out to their vision to be rapidly projected into an ever-evolving future.
Involved in the Italian and international music scene for years, they turn every show into a way of shouting out to the world their musical aptitude and continuous desire to reinvent themselves.
Despite continuous research and innovation, the past never dies, instead it becomes the source for the search for unique creative solutions.
Their sound is a mix of hip hop, uk drill, trap, soul and baile funk, full of edits, with a strong desire to make their mark, to reveal an often-hidden world.
Samuel Chinapah, also known as MRCHINA, is a DJ and producer from Rome. With Mauritian origins and growing up in the suburbs, Samuel has been surrounded by jazz, soul, and rock CDs from his father and MP3s from his older brother, who introduced him to the world of hip hop. After experimenting with different musical instruments in his adolescence, he discovered the world of DJing through TTW in 2018 and has been playing ever since. He later had the opportunity to join Touch The Wood's DJ roster. His preferred genres range from hip hop, baile funk, and afrobeat, all held together by smooth jazz and soul vibes.
Zua is 22 years old and lives in Rome, where her passion for music, especially singing, has led her to perform since the age of 14. She has been releasing her own songs since 2018 and holds a degree in music performance.
Her main influences come from the world of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Neo Soul.
Since 2017, through Touch The Wood, she has discovered an environment that fully reflects her style and her passion for these music genres. With the support of the collective, she has been able to embark on and refine the art of DJing, which represents an additional step in her artistic and musical abilities.
This allows her to express her incredible musical versatility and deepen her artistic training.
Francesco Zigrossi, also known as Lady The Murder, is an Italian artist, producer, and DJ. He started working as a producer and DJ, collaborating with emerging artists and professionals in the industry. He also founded a recording studio where he works with singers, videomakers, graphic designers, and creatives of all kinds to create innovative and engaging projects. His passion for music led him to become a resident DJ for Touch The Wood, collaborating with important brands such as Bulldog Gin and Philippe Model, as well as Unknown UK and Soho House. Thanks to his extensive experience in the music industry and his ability to carefully listen to clients' needs, Lady The Murder has gained a reputation as a highly professional and reliable artist and producer.
Matteo Porcarelli, also known as Matthew Wrld, has been a part of the TTW mob since summer 2020, but he approached to it long before, in 2018. His journey with Touch The Wood started almost by chance:”I began going to their events alone and always positioned myself behind the console because the energy that the "creators" - Marco G. and Mr Kite - transmitted fascinated me from the beginning. Sometimes it seemed as if they became one with each other and finally with the console. I'm proud to be part of the best collective in Italy when it comes to hip-hop/trap/edit/baile scene. I can't wait to make you passionate about my DJ sets, just like the founders did with me
Ibrahim Thiam Bongoura, known as Mojo, is a young Italian artist and model of Guinean origin, born and raised in Rome.
Former professional footballer , he grew up on football fields and locker rooms. Today, he lives his passion for the urban world and fashion as an artist and model, making Paris his second home. In 2017, Mojo became associated with TouchTheWood, inspired by the movement and the values that the family represented.
Charismatic and always ready to entertain you, he is the official voice of the Roman nights at TouchTheWood.
Yuba's artistic journey originates in dance, exploring the expression of emotions through the body. As a choreographer for Sfera Ebbasta, I enchanted Italy with unique performances, gracing the stage of X Factor and becoming the face of campaigns such as Aw Lab and Zalando, demonstrating my versatility in entertainment.
I delved into music production, creating soundtracks for prestigious brands like Chopard, Aw Lab, Genny, and Iveco. The "LA ZONE" label provides opportunities for emerging talents, and I collaborated with national artists like Andy and Young Slash.
As the resident DJ at "Touch The Wood Club," I share my artistic vision through engaging sets that blend urban sounds with my African roots, conveying emotions through music.
Naomi is 22 years old, lives in Rome, and has a strong connection to music. It's so strong that she wants to pursue a career as a DJ with a mission: to share her passion with the world.
Her influences come from the female icons of Hip Hop, Rap, and R&B who have shaped music up to today.
Crucial to her, during her sets, is the consistent presence of Amapiano beats and sounds, which make her shows a musical journey from the roots to the present, passing through Afrobeat and small influences of house music.