Modulo5 is an Italian project born in mid-2003 from an a idea of DJ Dave Masoch. Dave is the co-founder (with DJ Michael Myers) of Masoch Club Entertainment (1998); composer of anonymous compilation for Plastic Records (2001), and in the years following has been responsible for a series compilations including “Stasera Shake" Vol.1 & Vol.2 and Boss-A-Tone Records which is associated to the well known Misty Lane label. Dave also coordinated and managed the Hipster Expo 60s Festival in Triest (Italy) from 2001 to 2003.

The first 2 songs by Modulo5, compiled by EZ Louge FM by DJ Robert Passera, entitled "Check-in all'aeroporto" and "Spy Samba". These two tracks, well-suited for a soundtrack were the starting point for what is now a well defined project. After a short break of musical productions, due to the continuous search for sound influences to be inspired by, Dave met Paolo "Apollo" Negri in 2006.

This famuos and widely appreciated organist devoted to Hammond Groove, was met during a Mastica live act, an Italian Hard Rock Band, in which he is still collaborating. Apollo has an impressive curriculum since his name is linked to bands such as "The Link Quartet", "Wicked Minds", "Kims Teddy Bears" and "David Stockdale". After a quick chat, Apollo decided to accept Dave's proposal of being part of Modulo5.

After 3 months of hard work the 10 tracks making the full-length "Soundsational Movements" were completed. The concept of this album is what everybody is looking for while listening to music: "get emotional from an original and intense sounds and groove". Dave and Apollo wish this record to be a hypothetical soundtrack for listeners.

Between influences contaminating the sound of Modulo5 there are the Space Age Pop, Sci-Fi cinema of 50’s, Soul and Funk, Hammond Groove, Bossa Nova, Italian B-Movies from the 60s, and the Soft-Core cinema from the Italian 70s.

Joined Band: 2003
Role: Mac, programming, samples, sequencer

Joined Band: 2006
Role: Hammond B3 organ, Poly 800, Rhodes, Keys, MOOG


Modulo 5 Discography Tracks


IRM 861 Various Infected Various - Irma Live Sampler(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Irma IRM 861 Italy Unknown Sell This Version


AR LP 11021 Various Berebenbeng Various - Le Canzoni Della Vostra Estate(LP, Comp) Ariston AR LP 11021 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
none Various Hipsters Dimension Various - Today's Just Tomorrow's Yesterday Vol.4(CD, Comp, Fre) Misty Lane Records, Teen Sound Records none Italy 2007 Sell This Version
IRM 887 CD Various Yeah Various - Fashion Café - San Marco Milano(2xCD, Comp) Irma IRM 887 CD Italy 2008 Sell This Version
RBCP-2396 Various Softly Sonora (as Modulo5) Various - Break'N'Jazz (CD, Comp) Rambling Records RBCP-2396 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WR51034 Various Infected and 1 more… Various - Chillout Lux (Origami Bar)(2xCD, Comp) Winner Records (4) WR51034 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
WR51035 Various Coffee Table Music and 2 more… Various - Chillout Lux: Loungy Grooves(2xCD, Comp) Winner Records (4) WR51035 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
IRM 871 CD Various Yeah Various - Sister Bossa Vol. 8: Cool Jazzy Cuts With A Brazilian Flavour(CD, Comp) Irma IRM 871 CD Italy 2008 Sell This Version
none Various Yeah! Various - Vapiano Vibes VIII(CD, Comp, Dig) Parashoot none Germany 2010 Sell This Version
IRM 645 CD Various Focus On Sight (Modulo 5 '09 Re-Jazzed Mix) Various - La Douce Party Vol. 3(CD, Comp, Dig) La Douce IRM 645 CD Italy 2010 Sell This Version
IRM 1186 Various Exploration Bossa Nova Various - Bossa Mundial 2014(30xFile, MP3, Comp) Pyramide IRM 1186 Europe 2014
KRK085 Various Back To Brazilia Various - Kraak Free(40xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Kraak Records KRK085 Greece 2015
IRM1404 Various Yeah Various - The Best Of Acid Jazz 3(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Suonaphone, Irma IRM1404 Europe 2015
IRM 1520 Various Electric BoogaLoo and 1 more… Various - It's A Groovy Thing! The Amazing Jazz Funk Organ Sound Vol.1(CD, Comp) Irma CasaDiPrimordine IRM 1520 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
IRM646CD Various Exploration Bossa Nova Various - Sister Bossa Vol.9(CD, Comp) Irma IRM646CD Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CNCD23 Various Exploration Bossa Nova Various - Riviera Mare 1(CD, Comp) Cinedelic Records CNCD23 Italy Unknown Sell This Version