Angelo Raguso, born in ’93 and music in his DNA, takes his first steps in music as a child when he receives his first guitar as a gift, which brings him closer to the world of pop and then rock. At the age of 17 Miki enters the club world and immerses himself in the dimension of electronic music.
Angelo Raguso today has made this world his work , focusing on tech-house music , last year he released “Gangsta” on the famous NYC House label Nervous Records, as one of most highest point of his producer’s-life.
Angelo Raguso discovers his passion for music with a guitar as a child and starting to rock. How did you arrive at your DJ journey starting from this classic and pop instrument?
Exactly, I started from the six strings that marked the beginning of my passion for music until the day I set foot inside a club for the first time. Obviously as a musician, the figure that fascinated me the most was that of the performer of the show or the DJ, so I decided to launch myself into this world at the age of 14 starting from the smallest venues, to then grow up and get to the best known ones.
How has your musical taste evolved over time and by which factors or authors has it been most influenced?
As for my musical tastes, let’s say that from the beginning I was attracted by deep house, a genre that is vaguely similar to the tracks on the EP. Out of necessity and also out of personal taste, I was born with house which, back in the day, thrilled me in a particular way and gave the track a certain energy. Over the years I have discovered all that the tech world is and I have understood that those are the sounds and rhythms that I prefer and that most reflect me, consequently this is the reason why I decided to come out with a product like On Your Side.
What is your relationship with vinyl, with the material and imperfect sound aspect?
Well on vinyl I would only speak that in a positive way, it’s a way of playing music that is like no other. First of all, it brings out the DJ’s technique and musical selection, two very important aspects. Furthermore, the warm and unmistakable sound that a vinyl record emits gives an extra touch of elegance to the sound of the songs played. As far as metrics are concerned , I think it too is a fundamental thing to know, it guarantees fluidity and precision within a set and should always be put in the foreground.
A song is made unique if it reflects who produces it. A song must be the producer’s label or must reflect the tastes, passions and emotions of those who compose it, only in this way it becomes truly unique! Personally, during the production phase, I look for sounds that blend perfectly with each other in order to make my song as suggestive as possible in order to convey to the listener my same passion and my same energy.
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