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INTERVIEW: Cristian Croce

Actualizado: 18 ene 2023


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


Hello Hello, my name is Cristian Croce, Milano-based Dj and Music producer since '95. Nice to meet you and thank you for this opportunity to share my experiences and taste through your channel. I started to collect records really early, after watching my mother and my father put on records during dinners or small house parties. Raised in the middle of the music, I bought on a street market stall my first record, Sign of The Time by Prince. It was I think '87 and then middle schools did the rest. I soon realized that music was going to be my life or at least I wanted to be a part of it. What was the first thing that attracted you to the world of electronic music? In the summer of 1990, I took a trip with my mother to Riccione's Aquafan (a famous water fan park). It was a very hot August afternoon, and there was an event. For the first time, I saw a famous Italian DJ making 2000 people dance under a big top. I was immediately struck by that energy, the energy of electronic music. Do you remember any album or concert that made you see everything in a different way? I dedicated my youth to buying records and attending concerts. From Italian pop singers to international rock bands. I don't think there is a particular event that made me see things in a different way, after that summer of 1990 everything just changed, and I directed my life toward the music business. How is the sound of the label evolving these days? Well, the label is starting again after two years of the pandemic. This stop gave to me the opportunity to experiment with different sounds, improve my production skills, and strengthen my conviction that genres and catalogs are things that don't belong to me. Having said that, the label is evolving thanks to many collaborations so new ideas, new sounds, and new arrangements. What artists and genres do you enjoy bringing together right now? In my sets I love mixing all the sounds, all the artists that I follow, and that I think are suitable to move the dancefloor. There is never a lineup, every moment is always different based on the audience, the location, and the sound system, I start from here to understand vinyl after vinyl what to do and where to go. Talking about Ruvido Records, the latest release is a perfect example of bringing artists together. VERSIONS [TSNTSN] Album Remix (RuvidoRecords) includes works of 11 talented Italian such as Hard Ton, Josè Manuel and Markeno. How do you feel that your music influences impact the label's direction? My continuous research as an artist influences the direction of the label. I really like to take inspiration from other young and old artists, take a cue from the market, and why not, make the music I propose or produce better understandable. But in the end, I could say my DJ sets are "from Afro to Techno", no limits, really. Ruvido Records takes part of my personal taste and mix it with other artists touch, who share the same vision. The result I'm looking for in my Label is something distinctly raw, weird, not ordinary, and most of all, real. We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but do you think it has affected creativity? Beautiful question. Certainly, the fast consumption of music has led labels and artists to downsize all the objectives penalizing creativity but the fact remains that it has brought to light new projects and new talents that perhaps closed for too long in the drawers of the labels. Therefore, in my point of view, today's massive musical offer on the one hand makes the scene even more mass-produced but on the other creates more opportunities for choice and research. Can you tell us about your present and future projects? I'm currently working on producing at least 3/4 EPs by 2023. I'm focused on developing a live show for the label and following the evolution of a couple of new artists as well as working on my own sound. How are you living the music scene in your city after this pandemy? Well what to say, the pandemic has stopped the clubbing scene all over the world, including in Milan. At the moment things are slowly getting back on track. Many old realities have disappeared but new situations are emerging. We are still far from what it was but I am convinced that it will recover. What are your favorite places to hang out in the city? Defined by all as the city of fashion, but for me, Milan is to be lived with one's eyes fixed on the sky. Admire its beautiful buildings, terraces, balconies and all the architectural details. This is how I like to live in my city. Source of inspiration, history, and why not also fashion! Do you have any final words of wisdom? Difficult years have passed and probably more will come. The music scene must demonstrate that it has understood its mistakes and that it has strengthened itself thanks to the talent, passion, and enthusiasm of thousands of people who work in this environment. An environment that I hope will be more solid in the near future, more attentive to development and growth, and strengthen a cohesive movement around the world to face the next.

contatti social personali :

IG : @ ecometipiace

contatti social Label

IG : @ ruvidorecords

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