DJs play music records at events or parties and also broadcast music on the radio. A DJ will play multiple music genres, from jazz and classic rock to rap and hip-hop. Typical responsibilities of a DJ include creating playlists, mixing music tracks, interacting with the public, taking song requests, doing interviews, and taking part in promotional activities. meet DJ extraordinaire who has an Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Knowledge of musical trends, up to date with current events, A clear speaking voice and self-confidence.
Tell me about yourself?
Well, I can only say that music is my life.. is my oxygen and without it I would die.
In my childhood I studied piano, drums and guitar in some Academies here in Tuscany before to get in touch with the electronic music.
Namely solfeggio, music theory and a lot of other stuff that would seems boring.
I attended a high school called “Liceo Scientifico” where the main subjects were Maths, Science and Physics.
I was born in a little town in Tuscany called Montevarchi in 1997 and I’m lucky because I’m very close to Florence, one of the best cities in the world from my point of view.. because of the art and the opportunities.
I love music, I listen from Mozart to AC/DC and it’s very difficult for me choosing a favourite genre.
I’m very quite and sociable but when there’s music I dance like “nobody’s watching” and the whole world around me cease to exist.
When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I started DJing when I was 11, I bought my first console and it was kind of toy where I practiced.
I was a child with a great passion for the music, the parties and the fun, so I started with some friends of mine to organize my first homemade parties.. with me as the DJ obviously.
After a while I began to become quite famous in my zone for these “rave” and from there it started my DJ carreer.
So.. no influences, just the the desire to have fun and share music.
How do you stay updated on the current trends?
I don’t follow the trends, I know what I like and I don’t change my style just because the business demands it. Obviously I stay updated everyday with the music’s world following and checking a lot of labels, sites and thousands releases.
What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments in your artistic career?
I finally released my first EP of two tracks for an important label, I think that is the most incisive moment of my artistic career because I have the opportunity to share my music with the world.
It will be in every digital music store where you can buy it supporting me.
I’m so excited and proud of this step because I have the chance to be noticed by other labels and by other producers, maybe someone important with which start a project together.
What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria other than pure subjectivity, for selecting what to play at a gig?
There isn’t a real rule that makes me decide what to play, a good DJ in my opinion must be a great observer.
He must first of all pay attention to the dance floor, for example if he see that the majority of people don’t dance or are sitting, maybe he has to change genre or to play something different.
Instead if you are “big”, people will listen to your set always dancing because they have paid to listen to you, it will be you who will drive the crowd.
A simple rule it would be that tracks have to be played with rising bpm, up to the famous 128 but it’s not so true.
What is your favourite colour?
I don’t think to have a favourite colour but I like black, green and blue very much.
How would you describe your personal style?
As I said I listen everything and I play everything too, but my sets are mainly house, tech house and techno.
I very like to be dark with the music but one of my flaws, if I can call it like that, is that I get bored quickly by a track so.. fast mixes and when it’s allowed “death to genres” that is, as it’s easily understood, a big mixes of genres in just one set.
This kind of gig happen when I want to have fun with the crowd, but I’m a techno DJ/Producer so in real sets I play techno
What single night out has been the most memorable for you? As a DJ? As an attendee?
I’ve been to many concerts and live exhibitions, but the most memorable set I’ve listened to is Crookers one. He’s one of my favourite producers and one of the best in Italy in my opinion. He has an own style that nobody can copy.
As a DJ one of my best night it’s been at “Spiagge Bianche” in Tuscany, the biggest party of Italy.
A beach party with 60 thousand people with the animation of “Circo Nero”, a long crazy night.
What is one mistake you see a lot of up and coming DJs making?
The worst mistake that I see in aspiring DJs is that they don’t have musical culture.
To do this job you must love music and you have to know at least something of all.
You can’t play a track or a sound without knowing where it comes from, you can’t listen to techno without listening to rock but this is just one my opinion.
What advice would you give to aspiring DJs?
The best advice that I can give to them is to be curious, experiment, buy vinyl and stay hours, days listening to music. Strive to listen to all genres and learn from the best, just like this you could be like them.
If you could eternally be stuck in one year’s music scene, which year would it be?
I don’t know exactly but maybe I would have had big fun in 20’s with swing, blues and jazz.
I just love that kind of music.
What is one subgenre you think doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
From my point of view one subgenre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is Fidget House.
Fidget it’s a house music genre that incorporates some elements of breakbeat and UK garage, it’s closely linked to Italy because the most important artists come from there but it’s amazing and not everyone knows it.
You’ll love it.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you hear it?
I think that “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is timeless. One of the finest masterpieces in human history.
If you had the power to erase & abolish one musical genre — which one would you abolish for all eternity?
Certainly Big Room, it’s annoying very often.
What is one track that got popular that you can’t stand?
Certainly Big Room, it’s annoying very often.
What is the best part of life as a deejay?
The best part is share your music with other people, have fun with them, transmit something that will remain. They are too strong emotions that cannot be explained by words.
What is the worst part about DJing?
The worst part is that very often I’m alone, I have to travel a lot and not always friends are willing to follow you. I think that don’t share your emotions with people who you love is the worst thing, but we can’t do anything about.
Who would you love to DJ with?
Daft Punk. Just music’s gods.
What has been your best show?
One of my best shows was at a secret party that I organized, the crowd was incredible because they had such a beautiful energy that I wanted that the party would never end.
It happened other millions times to feel these emotions, but at that party everything was amplified, I had goose bumps.
Where do you find the best audiences?
I think that the best audiences can be founded in small clubs, it’s not always true but if you play in a famous club or at a festival there will be a lot of people in front of you.. and a lot of them aren’t there just for you. So when you play into a small reality very probably people are there for you and will appreciate more the music that you’ll propose to them.
What has been your worst show?
I wouldn’t say exactly the worst show because whenever I play I have a lot of fun and when I’m with music every show is great.. but I’d say the worst experience. When I was very young I organized a big Halloween party with so many people and exactly in the middle of that the speakers stopped working.
Just as people were having fun I had to stop and close everything, what a shame.. I hope no one remember it.
How is your love life?
My love life is finally great, after a lot of disappointments I’ve found a beautiful girl with which I feel very well. We’ve been together for almost a year and she helps me a lot with my job and music.
Which other countries have you played/put parties on?
I’ve played in Spain, France, Netherlands and all around Italy. This year I’m going to play in Greece, Croatia and I’m planning some dates In India and Japan.
What was the first event you ever played at/put on?
My first real event was a New Year’s party in 2011, from my bedroom to one thousand people in front of me.
An incredible experience that makes me understand what I wanted to do in my life
What was your first record you bought?
I’m not very sure but one of the first records that I bought was “World, Hold On” by Bob Sinclar.
Out of all the tunes you have, which one ‘never fails?’
I think one of the best tracks that makes the crowd go crazy is “Heads Above” remixed by Maceo Plex, it never fails.
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
Usually I stay with my friends talking about the party that we have just made. It’s one of the part of the event that I prefer because we exchange opinions, ideas, and we laugh a lot especially if I’ve rocked.
Funniest thing that ever happened at an event?
There are so many funny things that happen every time at an event, but I remember that I was playing in one of my sets and while the track was going it stopped suddenly. Immediately I thought that there were a problem with the console or something like that and I started to panic because this kind of problems are the worst while you’re playing, especially for the audiences.
After 5 seconds of total concern I realized that the technician next to me had pressed accidentally the pause/play button of the console, so with a rapid movement of my hand I pressed the same button and the track resumed playing.
Sometimes I’m so pessimistic that I always think to worst when I had to do only one thing.
Now I laugh at this story but I passed a very bad minute that night.
what are your goals for 2018?
I’m very happy and satisfied of what I’ve done in this 2016, but the goals for 2017 are to play and produce a lot, know new people and fans, becoming more and more known and grow as artist.