INTERVIEW: 1STR1C3



Taken from 1STR1C3's upcoming "Fastridebadfinish" EP due out February 25th on 51beats here we premiere "rbtrevenge". Fastridebadfinish is a trip that took place in the car on the way back from a late-night concert. Suddenly, a normal return home becomes an escape, a race against the clock with robots that want to take everything you have. A race where the accelerator pedal is not even carelessly lifted and your boiled mind is now only dealing with bad thoughts due to your survival instinct. You think of your loved ones, telling them that we will meet again somewhere else. We think about the counterpart and what he feels during the chase, trying to identify as much as possible with the latter. You think why is all this happening and why are these robots mad at you? Where does all this anger come from? Until you get to the grand finale, where it doesn't necessarily end well, where you may have escaped or even hit a wall, effectively losing everything... in any case, you wake up, the ride ends, you pick up the foot of the accelerator and you think about how you got home in such a short time, you throw yourself on the bed with your shoes still on and you fall asleep.


We have had the pleasure of speaking with the producer and this has been the result.


Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?

I am a 25 yo electronic producer and composer coming from a small town near Milan.

I have always been attracted by the music world, I use to listen to any record coming into my hands and then at the age of 14 I started making the first melodies thru my laptop studying and watching tutorial in the web


How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?

When I start making music from scratch I always have in my mind something, it could be a movie, a vibe, a melody etc.

I am someone who listens to different music every day and who changes his mind very often, so it is difficult for me to give you an answer



How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?

I believe that music, in all its forms, is a beautiful form of expression that is nice to share with other people who maybe

share a kind of sensitivity with you or maybe they perceive totally different vibes while listening to your music.

I like to see the different reactions that the same work can provoke in different people.


What projects are you working on right now? What can you tell us about your last job?

At the moment, I am working on a project of a similar nature to this one which I hope to be able to share with you as soon as possible.

“Fastridebadfinish EP” come from a trip I made one evening while I was smoking at home after a gig in Milan.

I can't actually tell you why or how this trip took over me but it happened and to be honest I'm happy about that.


Where are you and what have you been doing now?

I am currently based in a small town near milan, a really quiet place.

In everyday life I am a sound designer always looking for new sounds to sample and new challenges to undertake.


Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?

My music is constantly changing every time, because of many factors: life experiences, discovering new music, movies

and tv series, feelings etc.

I am a curious person and I think this is why my sounds tend to change so often


Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?

Personally, I don't care in what genre my work is labeled.

I don't take too much into account the "sound that works best" as far as the intention and feelings I try to convey when one of my works is published.


We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?

This digital revolution in my opinion has positive and negative sides.

thanks to the latter, everything is much more accessible and close at hand, but at the same time it tends to take away curiosity. creativity is something you either have or don't have in my opinion, so I wouldn't say having more on hand makes people less creative, rather it makes them lazy.


Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?

in march i will move to barcelona for the whole month because of a job.

while I am there, I will try to absorb as much as possible of the culture and vibe that this city has to offer, hoping that something interesting will come out of it.


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