What do you think about when you get on the console and start mixing?
I study a lot the sound impact of the DJ who plays before me , hoping that he will leave me something neutral to start from, one of his last pieces that will give me the possibility to channel myself coherently with his set. I am a DJ working for the night and not for myself. It is a form of respect for both the organizers and the audience. I always try to be very relaxed , I observe, study and try to intercept people’s vibrations , slowly bringing them into my sound wave . In my career I have tried to perfect the psychological factor of this profession.
Very important factor, in my opinion, to create empathy with the public , educating them to the most difficult sounds to assimilate , experimenting a lot with research music , obviously not cheesy. Then the work is done together with the public and also with the technical department that takes care of the audio system. The audio system is like a racing car, you have to understand how to work with it and drive it. It is about finding a good understanding with the sound engineers , who may have prejudices against you, given that many DJs do not have the slightest knowledge of how volumes are managed at the source of the mixer and, obviously, in many of these cases put godslimiters that worsen the quality in order to safeguard the materials from possible damage due to continuous distortions.
How much does the ”following” on social media influence the artistic quality?
Today the image counts a lot but… personally I use social networks in an essential way , because I prefer to give more weight to the quality of my work. We assume that being a good DJ is not that difficult. By watching the video tutorials and following the tricks , you can also learn quite quickly, then there are the assembled stories , see the phenomenon Paris Hilton or Gianluca Vacchi , who with their economic potential, and also a little chutzpah, have established in a frivolous market , made up of people who follow the ephemeral, the cloning of the stereotype . There is alsoso much mediocrity that it sets a standard that is good for everyone.
Speaking of serious things… ‘good’ is not a level that satisfies me . For me, a DJ must have that special feature that makes him intrinsically interesting , and the difference, in my opinion, is who is unique. To evaluate a DJ’s performance I have to see and listen to him at least 2/3 times , I have to understand what he does, the sensations he conveys. A true DJ is more a craftsman than an artist , he expresses a thought through frequencies, so the vibe feeds. I like people to dance without gestural prodding, like an entertainer. I prefer spontaneous entertainment on the part of the public, without tacky conditioning, but only through thevibrational expression that the musical journey emits . For this to manifest, a good deal of free will is required on the part of the dancing listener.
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