Nheap (real name Massimo Discepoli) is a drummer, composer and drum teacher. He studied and attended masterclasses with Dave Weckl, Terry Bozzio, Kim Plainfield, Ron Savage, Pat Petrillo, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Lonnie Smith, Michel Camilo, Bruno Erminero, Mercurio Marco, Francesco Boccacci, Marco Pellegrini. He also attended Berklee School clinics during Umbria Jazz in Perugia in 2004, where he received praises by Giovanni Tommaso and Marco Volpe. As drummer, he plays in every kind of musical project, both live and in studio, from jazz to rock. In 2005, with Jacopo Bazzarri (vibes) e Francesco Fabbri (Hammond organ), he starts the Vibrham trio, and in 2006 he records the trio's first CD, "Vibrham", internationally distributed by Effemusic and featuring some of Massimo's own compositions. In 2005 he starts studying piano, and then he begin composing his own music.
In 2007 he creates the Nheap project. Under this moniker, he composes and plays his own music, which is a mix of jazz, electronic, post-rock, avantgarde and experimental. The first complete album , "Realight", was released in Settembre 2008 on the Musicaoltranza label. Various tracks are included in some compilations, released by the same label. In 2009 he releases his second album, "Skymotion", on his own Acustronica label. Both album are positively reviewed by italian and international press, and the track "Hldrrr" is featured as "Today's free MP3" on the famous jazz magazine Allaboutjazz. Skymotion was also selected as one of "The Best Albums of 2009" by Leonard's Lair and as one of "The Best Instrumental Albums of 2009" by Hold the Throne. In 2011 he releases his new album, "Cloud under the table".
Nheap's music is used by such companies as Samsung, MTV, Bill Clinton Foundation, Black Box, Picture Shack, Red Bull Media House and many others.
In 2009 he also starts the Nunun duo, with Cesare Discepoli (guitar, synth): the duo's albums, "Impromptu" and "Nunun", including acoustic end electronic improvvised and written music , are available on Acustronica. Nunun are collaborating with Giorgio Pinai (horns), on the L.E.D. trio; this trio works mainly playing realtime an improvised soundtrack to some classics movies (ie, some movies directed by Luis Bunuel).
Massimo Discepoli also teach drums both in schools and in his studio.


from Midnight Radio Compilation 9., released January 17, 2014



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