Økapi is Filippo Edgardo Paolini, a French-Italian turntablist, sample cutup artist, electronic composer and sound designer. Since 1995 Økapi has recorded several solo albums, as well as recording in the duo Metaxu and with the trio Dogon and the recent trio K-Mundi. He has performed live for national Italian State radio broadcasts (RAI) with renowned avant-turntablist, Christian Marclay, he has played for the “Biennale Artisti d’Europa and Mediterraneo” and collaborated with numerous international artists such as Mike Cooper, Peter Brotzmann, Mike Patton, Geoff Leigh, Matt Gustafson, Zu, Damo Suzuki, Andy EX, Kawabata Makoto, Metamkine… He played in tour with the jazzcore roup Zu. In 2009 Økapi received Insound award as the best italian electronic musician. He has composed music for cinema, television, theatre and several site-specific installations. He has also curated the sound design for children books projects. ØKapi’s album releases illustrate his unique and edgy use of turntables and computer, creating music that veers from orchestral to lounge with quirky experimental electronics that maintain a delicate and spacious sound throughout.