Hyppodrome is the musical brainchild of the italian born producer and artist Mattia Settimelli.
This brand was chosen in 2009 as a name for the new record label Mattia was launching in London.
It functioned well as a vehicle for his own projects (electro/electro-house act Miami Fetish Resort, Mattia Settimelli’s electro-pop songs, Manyk’s indie-dance tunes) and to distribute and promote his artists roster tracks worldwide, paired with H2 Records sub-label (techno and tech-house).
While Mattia composes, writes and produces music independently since a young age, his recent production efforts have started during 2006 with various indie-rock, pop and house collaborations.
Having worked in entertainment and media his whole life, Mattia traveled and worked extensively in China, Uk, Germany, US, Spain and of course, Italy, his home country, switching different roles.
Due to personal and business reasons, he decided to take a pause from music in 2013, shutting down the record label and focusing on his other business projects in video production, tech startups, and digital marketing.
He kept on producing some track every now and then, using Hyppodrome as his musical pseudonym.
While living in Barcelona in 2016, working on his new ventures, he realized that he cannot stay without being actively involved in music, at least as a side activity.
So in 2017, with a new creative agency and media-tech company in the startup phase, he decided to create a little internal division in the new entity, call it Hyppodrome Music (record label) and to keep on producing tracks as Hyppodrome. In the process, he added a service side (thanks to the international partnerships developed over the years) to share his own and his network’s abilities with independent artists, labels, and brands (Hyppodrome Studio). He renewed his distribution deal with Zebralution, a German distributor, formerly owned by Warner Music and now by Polygram (Universal Music Group).
In 2018 a store section will be added to the website, selling music and audiophile items.