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VGP meets Dark Polo Gang

December 16 @ Orion Live Club, Rome

VGP meets Dark Polo Gang
December 16 @ Orion Live Club, Rome
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VGP meets Dark Polo Gang December 16 @ Orion Live Club, Rome

If you want to continue this reading you need to know that all you will find is the result of a super fan,who tries to be objective, but then dissolves for a little smile from the hard-hearted Nicolò or for a kiss from afar by Umberto “Breaking-hearts”.

About seven months ago,the most critical moment of my relationship. Morning, 10 o’clock, hangover full, I get out of the shower, and for the thousandth time in two days my boyfriend listens endlessly to some Roman boys chanting of making envelopes with magazine pages. Mental blackout, I broke his Geneva on the ground, and I insulted him so much that the neighbors came down, worried by the screams - no more than other times, however.

Seven months later I'm in the front row at Orion, a local near Rome, to jump and shout out loud their pieces like never before; indeed I did once, when I was a teeneager listening to my teen idols Nick and Brian of the Backstreet Boys. "We are the DPG Gazzosa" sings Side in DM, I’ve never cared about them, while the DPG is my favourite boy band of the moment.


If you write in Google "What is Dark Polo Gang" you will find various possible interpretations, as it is for any social / cultural phenomenon, someone has already expressed the position that  best suits to your thinking. I don’t want to write another pieces similar to those that are already around (rhymes closed / not closed, texts and drugs, rich or poor families, wads of money, insults, excuses, etc. etc.), but I'll try to tell you about the guys, the gang, and the experience of the Dark Night as an insider and not as an inquisitor of a tribunal.

I arrived at the place and found the gang "enlarged" backstage. It is amazing to see how the group is not made up only by 4 people but by a collective of friends / professionals, in different roles, which is committed from morning to night to achieve common goals. Starting from Alessandro, budding managers and videomaker, continuing with the two boys (Dark.tmd & Whetshine) that treat all the merchandising, ending with the trump of that monster of Sick Luke producer to date, along with Charlie Charles that, in my humble opinion, is the best you can find in Italy.

We are almost fifteen hundred, an hour and a half of non-stop music, eager fans in an uproar, and some of the most important artists of the Italian scene Trap to support the evening - Sfera, Tedua and EnzoDong primarily.

All the ingredients to really say that with the December 16, ended the underground phenomenon of 4 friends singing crack cocaine, and was born the group that definitely has the potential to rewrite the rules of business of the music of the almost 2020. It is an important affirmation that however I want to accompany quoting Umberto in an interview on Rai 2: "If we say that something is cool, is cool and just. Then the next day it may be that we say that is a shit, everything can change". The concept of consistency 2.0 that promote full and I do mine.


If you write in Google "What is Dark Polo Gang" you will find various possible interpretations, as it is for any social / cultural phenomenon, someone has already expressed the position that  best suits to your thinking. I don’t want to write another pieces similar to those that are already around (rhymes closed / not closed, texts and drugs, rich or poor families, wads of money, insults, excuses, etc. etc.), but I'll try to tell you about the guys, the gang, and the experience of the Dark Night as an insider and not as an inquisitor of a tribunal.

I arrived at the place and found the gang "enlarged" backstage. It is amazing to see how the group is not made up only by 4 people but by a collective of friends / professionals, in different roles, which is committed from morning to night to achieve common goals. Starting from Alessandro, budding managers and videomaker, continuing with the two boys (Dark.tmd & Whetshine) that treat all the merchandising, ending with the trump of that monster of Sick Luck producer to date, along with Charlie Charles that, in my humble opinion, is the best you can find in Italy.

We are almost fifteen hundred, an hour and a half of non-stop music, eager fans in an uproar, and some of the most important artists of the Italian scene Trap to support the evening - Sfera, Tedua and EnzoDong primarily.

All the ingredients to really say that with the December 16, ended the underground phenomenon of 4 friends singing crack cocaine, and was born the group that definitely has the potential to rewrite the rules of business of the music of the almost 2020. It is an important affirmation that however I want to accompany quoting Umberto in an interview on Rai 2: "If we say that something is cool, is cool and just. Then the next day it may be that we say that is a shit, everything can change". The concept of consistency 2.0 that promote full and I do mine.


Backstage, I have the opportunity to stay a little with the boys and ask them some questions, including a greeting to the mother of Umberto, a chat with the father of Arturo, smiles with the little sisters of both and a more excited Duke Montana that today has his first live, it seems to me almost the recitation of year-end class and in a sense it really is: the consecration after a year of work, and the beginning of a period of maturity at which they can not escape.

Before going on stage the tension is so great, almost smoke-like mist that surrounds the backstage; "We are tired, tried by constant movement, we are not yet accustomed to life on tour", says Arturo near a feverish and concentrated Dylan. "But the tension always turns into adrenaline for us”. Six months ago in Rome they had 300 people, now 1500. Clearly, expectations are raised. “For the first time, our parents finally realized what we do" chuckles while Umberto intervenes in the conversation.

A strong theme is always the social world that revolves around it. Dylan: "The guys who follow us are more than just fans,they arealmost supporters, the beauty is that as for football fans, they're really faithful in an extreme way and this thing amaze me every day, and it's fantastic".

"We are “de core” guys, spontaneous and real. We had an exploit that we did not expect and only now we are realizing the media power in our hands. We continue to be spontaneous, but now we know that everything that happens has a resonance at times unexpected and for this we are engaging everyone to be more mature. That goes for the lyrics and the music we make. "

The gang talks about to music in an accurate and intelligent manner, but is fully aware that this moment is only a part of their popularity "They have built an image that stays true to their person. They did many videos, showing off and attracting attention, not just about their music, but also through clothing, fashion, their city and their inclinations, building, spontaneously, totally different profiles and unique", says Alexander, who has seen and helped them to bloom.


I don’t’ want to too much about the concert because I'm already linger too much, but when Sportswear started I really thought that the place would fall down. But then I thought that there would be Prince Pyrex to save me and I immediately calmed down. At the end of the concert great satisfaction and finally smiles is in the eyes of everyone and smiles are eventually less worried.

Deserved fun at 'after party organized together with the Touch the Wood to Goa where I had the latest jokes with Umberto and Duke Montana.

To the first I asked why all these palm trees tattooed on the neck "Since I was 16, I practically lived alone and my mother left me two Mario Schifano palms. They have become a symbol of the house and then remained in the heart. I love his interpretation of art. "

I go away after doing congratulate Duke for the talent of his son; one of the most beautiful images of the evening are definitely his eyes filled with joy while talking about Luke and how he, together with an alien (Side), a Breaking-hearts (Wayne), a Prince (Pyrex) and a Boxer (Tony), is making efforts to leave something more than a catchy chorus or gossip from Facebook.

The boys do a very specific genre. You like it or not.

If you convicted directors of horror movies in their films because you see blood and severed heads, then you can continue to condemn the children because they speak of money and drugs. "It is all true" (as sings Gianni Bismark, also at the Orion for the release of his first mixtape "Sixth Sense") as the fact that  DPG will soon return to their home planet to take a break and come back excited and strong loads than ever.

Interview by Valentina Pegorer