Interview: GIORGIO





GIORGIO is a multi-instrumentalist. Since he was 4 he studies music. He started learning piano. At the age of 11 he started learning clarinet and guitar. Since the age of 17 he is a deejay in several clubs of Rome in Italy. Several times his mixes have been broadcast on various radio stations all over the world. Now at 35 he produces Techno music under several international labels. His last release “Renaissance” is under the prestigious “Culprit” label of Los Angeles.
He combines musical research with the search for the ego and the unconscious world. Aerospace engineering expert, his sound is visionary and profound.
He often plans events and very big parties.

Check his latest track HERE.

Hello! Thanks for your time.

Thank you!

As a multi-instrumentalist, how much do you think education is important as a musical
background for a producer?

Although the creative process is personal and subjective, musical writing for
electronic music does not differ from writing for other genres, except for the instruments and
technology adopted. So yes, the study of metric structure, harmony, mastery of musical
technique, are essential to obtain quality tracks.
Jackson Pollock trained at the Academies and studied the canons of art before developing his
own “dripping” technique and breaking all the rules.

How does your creative process start?

My creative process is quite extemporaneous, or rather, in my opinion, so it should
be. Creation cannot be forced. When it starts it has to flow. Nothing else
My music is often inspired by Space and looking for new worlds, a mirror of our inner worlds. I
consider musical research as a search for one’s own unconscious and one’s deep self. I try to
create evocative music, which acts as a bridge to new realities of the intellect, which frees the
mind, which creates new sensations.

Hailing for Italy, how do you scene there changed over the years?

In Italy we have a strong legacy of Italo Dance, which, I think, will never die. Artists
such as Gigi D’Agostino or Gabry Ponte are extremely rooted in the cultural fabric of Italy. They
have made Italy great in the world, and continue to do so, but at the same time this legacy
limits the evolution of electronic music in Italy, especially in some areas. The paradox is that the
greatest DJs of techno music are Italian, but they are much more renowned in the world than
in Italy. I am referring to artists like Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Markantonio, Enrico
Sangiuliano, DJ Tennis, Tale Of Us, Marco Faraone and I could go on and on, who are known
among Italian techno music fans, but almost totally unknown by the wider public.
We have a long way to go.

The reason for the interview is your new house & techno track released via Culprit LA.Tell us
something more about the release. What was the idea behind it?

During the lockdown, I chose to spend my time not complaining but devoting it to
creation, to focus on myself and the fundamental things in my life. I moved my horizons
further, I decided to really aim high. It was time for me to discover myself, and probe my
potential. Everything had been taken away from me, the gigs, the events, but the most
precious thing was given to me: time.
Time is life.
Pandemic as a moment of inner rebirth, introspection, hence the name of my new release
“Renaissance”.
The definition of “renaissance” is a revival or rebirth, especially of culture and learning.
A bright new life. An hope for all the people of the earth, at this moment.
I am a student of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Rome, this is reflected in my music
in evocative sensations, of infinite space, of the journey towards infinity and deep within
oneself, towards the very distant and in the deep unconscious. Music as a discovery, of new
external and internal worlds, the search for oneself and for something that does not exist yet,
but which is about to be created.

How are you satisfied with the feedback for “Renaissance” so far?

Given that it’s my first release with the Culprit label, I’m very pleased! Several
international specialized magazines wrote excellent reviews.
The track gets a lot of plays on Soundcloud and just a little over a month after its release it gets
20,000 streams on Spotify.
– Tell us something about your collaboration with Culprit LA label?
GIORGIO: I have always loved the tendency to musical refinement in the choices of the Culprit
label. It can be said that my “Renaissance” song was born inspired by Culprit label’s sound! Like
all producers, I sent them my demo and after only 5 days I had their feedback: a sign of great
professionalism.

What’s your opinion on the current livestreaming trend among DJs?

As always, what makes the difference is not the “what”, but the “how”: if our scope
of work is art and culture, even a simple livestream should give a cultural contribution to the
user, be technically and expressively of high quality. The rest is only attention-seeking
behaviour.

Which artists had influence on you and why?

My musical education begins at the age of 5, and the encounter with classical music
was enlightening. One above all, Johann Sebastian Bach: technical perfection becomes vehicle
of strong expressiveness. Complicated musical forms at the service of emotions, which dig into
the unconscious.
After all, as the famous Mauricio Kagel saying goes:
“Not all musicians believe in God, but they all believe in Johann Sebastian Bach”!
Returning to the electronic music field, I have always been attracted to the two genres, hard
techno and melodic techno, so artists like Jeff Mills, Joseph Capriati, Chris Liebing, Tale of Us
and their Afterlife label, Paul Kalkbrenner or Luciano Cadenza for the evocative and
transcendental sense of their musical writing, influenced me.

What is underground to you?

Underground for me is the escape from reality, from routine, from the prison that we
have built for ourselves. Underground is the life under the skin, behind the untrue smile we
have to give our boss, behind the fake life of social media and daily tasks. Underground is the
spirituality of life and its celebration.

How would you describe current situation on global electronic scene?

Globally, I note a great excitement, probably also due to the covid situation that
pushes artists to greater creative courage and a desire for artistic rebirth. Above all, what
makes me very happy is to see many women becoming rightfully part of the world electronic
music scene, women who write music, who travel the world with their DJ sets, who in many
cases own their own record labels, being entrepreneurs and artists at same time! I think of
Deborah De Luca, Nina Kravitz, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Nicole Moudaber, Nastia,
Blond:ish, Vanessa Sukowsky and I could go on and on. It is wonderful to see male hegemony
overthrown and to have a dimension completely free (or almost free) from stereotypes.

Are you planning some new music and projects soon?

Yes, I have several new tracks in the pipeline. I hope to release an EP soon. Stay
tuned.


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