My music roots started early when I was a kid as my mum played piano and my father the guitar. They made me listen to classical music, rock,70/80/90’s, and growing up I had many dance music influences, especially in early 2000. I learned piano from my mum and then self-learning practices until today and that’s the reason why I like to collaborate with musicians from classical music, like Francesco Caroneto just to mention one.
Dance music from 1995 to 2001 had a big impact on my childhood and exploring how electronic music was made with synths. Names like Corona, Gigi D’Agostino, Eiffel 65, Prezioso, Molella, Planet Funk, Billy More, and more were played in my old music cassette or CD player all day long. From there my exploration then arrived at French and American house music and in 2006 discovered the German sound with minimal and techno.
After many years traveling around Europe and the world, I can say that there are different points of view for every country, especially due to different cultures and roots. I don’t feel like comparing different scenes, it’s more about experiences. Sometimes I felt like I was in Germany even though I was at a party on the other side of the world. Italy as many other countries sometimes is not giving priority and importance to the club culture and for the artist scene, which has more impact in Germany, Netherlands, or Russia to mention a few countries. In the last 5 years I’ve seen good signs of clubs and music collectives growing up in Italy and also other countries, so let’s hope after this break in the music business we will see new parties and artists.
After 4 years in Berlin, I had my first creative expression and the culture gave me a lot especially meeting many artists and DJs. Indeed, in 2014 I founded Impress (music label and party series in Watergate) with Marco Effe and I met Cesare vs Disorder who invited me to join the Serialism crew where I’m now a partner and A&R. The main idea was basically to develop a new alias “Weg” to advance my musical paths and explore more into any direction, from jazz to minimal, from classical to techno. The goal has always been to grow my career into music and recently I started to work as a sound designer and film score for few companies, so as I said, not only club music for me.
Sound Designer has always been one of my dreams since I was a kid watching movies because my father has brought the passion for Hi-FI and home theater systems to me and from it, I started to understand how music has been created. Watching documentaries on how “The Gladiator” was made by Hans Zimmer and similar kinds of stuff made me wanna learn more about it. This got me to a point where I realized how much work there is behind a movie or a simple 2 minutes Advertising video and how sounds and music can affect the people watching it. Sometimes when I watch a movie or video with good music my skin fills up with goosebumps and that’s the main reason why I wanted to explore this field.
Impress has been made not only for club music, but it’s also a dynamic art & music project and we like to involve more style in it. Our first date in Watergate was with a live piano set from Francesco Carone and since then, piano music has been always part of the project on many dates and music we released. We decided to do a PIANO DAY release to give a message and celebrate music because it has such a unique feeling and can gather people together.
I am working on my first solo EP for Impress Music and releases are ready to go out soon on Serialism Records, Ouyayebu Records, and a few remixes.
How have you been dealing with the pandemic? Were you less creative?
During the pandemic, I had the chance to improve my music production skills and studio workflow. Bought more analog gears and improved the soundproofing of my room because I wanted to bring it to the next level for my mixdowns or sound designer jobs. There was a moment at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 where I felt a bit stuck but then thanks to the music and the people around me, my creativity came back again and found the inspiration to create new paths in my music life and explore more as I always did in my past.