Where are you from and where do you live now?
A: I’m from Naples in Southern Italy and I still currently live there.
D: I was born in a small town called Cento and then I moved to a small city near Pesaro where I live now, in Central Italy.
How was the music scene growing up? How has it influenced your music and shaped you into the producer/dj you are today?
A: I was originally influenced as a young boy by my father who bought me my first guitar and my first keyboard at the age of 5. When I first started going out around Naples it was during the techno movement but I really found the music that I loved when I went to London in 2010. It was exactly around the time that the deep house movement started and this is what has shaped
our sound since.
D: I’ve never lived in a big city so I was influenced mainly by countless hours on the Internet and my father who has got a lot of vinyls. Traveling also helped me to discover new sounds and new music. Of course when I moved to London in 2010 and met Alex I began to understand what type of music interested me more. Today, everything influences me. I would say that soundcloud is probably my biggest addiction right now.
How is the music scene where you live today?
Well in Italy the situation in general is not great- we feel like almost all of the movements start in
England and diffuse out to other countries but the arrival to Italy is very slow. It seems that we
are always late and new sounds catch on very slowly. But admittedly things have improved in
recent years and this is encouraging. Hearing our tracks on the Italian radio for the first time this
year has been a major highlight.
When did music production become a serious part of your life? When did you know that you
were going to continue on doing this professionally?
A: It all probably dawned on us last year when we started to release our stuff on some major labels and we received a lot of feedback from people around world. We had around 20 events in 1 year which we didn’t expect! It was a great experience.
D: From the beginning we considered the possibility that music could become our profession- it’s a serious part of our lives and has been from the start.
What advice would you give to aspiring producers?
A: The advice I always give my students and my friends is first- try to be original in what you are doing and second- improve the quality of your sound day by day.
D: Work, study, listen, produce. Seems pretty easy doesn’t it ? 😀
What would you say are your favorite attributes about each other?
A: Dario is smart and serious when it comes to talking about work. And he’s a real friend.
D: We’re pretty similar and we tend to influence each other but the best thing about Alex is that I know I can trust him, he’s like a brother to me.