Luca "Pomello" Di Mattei was born in Milan, Italy, in 1977, he is one of the Afe resident artists since the early days of the label.
During the years he had several releases spread under four different aliases: Leeza, Hendy Van Morris, Jabba and Bill Catez.
Leeza is his most well-known and prolific incarnation. Generated using laptop computer technology, Leeza's music has its main roots in what was once called Intelligent Techno, and is clearly inspired by the great records published during the '90s by labels such as Warp, Rephlex, Skam, etc.
Bill Catez obviously borrowed its humorous name from one of the most rich men on this side of the galaxy. The aim of this project is to create tracks using only sounds that came bundled with the operative system installed on the author's personal computer. No matter how useless or apparently stupid. I'm sure you know what we're talking about...
Hendy Van Morris is another alias often used to bring you Techno/Acid tracks in the best 303/808 tradition. A few notably good HVM albums were self-released by the author on his own CD-R label named Moonfear. A great HVM remix of the gorgeous "Teddy Bear" track was also included in the monumental Teddy Bear Remix Project along with a more minimal/metronomic remix made using the Jabba moniker.
In the past Luca has also collaborated with Kabal on many of the tracks that appeared on his self-titled debut album, which was released by Afe in 1998; he also helped on the following "Alone".
At the time of writing
Luca is still busy recording new tracks and working hard to present his music in a live situation.
"Living in a Pixel" was released by Afe in April 2006; a brand new Leeza CD entitled "Somewhere Out There" was released in collaboration with Moonfear in late April 2011.
A (very old) interview with Leeza is available here.