Chromatic have the pleasure of welcoming Doc Trashz as he releases his new LP! We sat down to find out what he is all about, when it comes to music, life and more...read on.
Can you tell us a little about your experience and your background in the music business?
I started with music productions in 2006, after winning the IDA Show Category in Italy but at the time it was called ITF Show Category, it is an experimental live turntablism show. Over time I have been able to work with many labels around the world such as Dim Mak or OMGITM and it has been wonderful. After several years of production exactly in 2018 I decided to get back into the game with turntablism by participating and winning the Red Bull 3Style Italian final, another incredible experience. In recent years I have decided to devote myself to my label Trashz Recordz, to have more freedom especially in the timing of the releases, and I had the pleasure of bringing out hundreds of artists from all over the world.
Where are you from? Do you feel that has a big impact on your sound?
I’m Sicilian, exactly from Caltanissetta, even if it would not seem because it is a small city with a musical culture very far from mine, it was certainly one of the keys that led me to be what I am now. But I have always been very curious musically, all my discoveries never come from what my city has proposed to me.
What artists and genres do you enjoy most right now?
More time passes and the more complex my listening becomes, I really like all the contemporary music and electroacoustic research, and I'm listening to a lot of Melodic House & Techno, and Indie dance Nu disco also. Naming a few artists is complicated, because they are really very fertile environments at the moment and there is a lot of meat on the fire.
What is the story behind your new release? How did it come together?
I have always had the idea of releasing an album, since I started in 2006 with music productions, although I have always only released single EPs and remixes. The album was born as a collection of tracks created over the years, in fact some tracks date back to 10 years ago, clearly the oldest have been picked up and dusted off well, but there are also tracks composed in the last year. Overall it's kind of a journey through my time. Hence the choice of the title of the album “Time”, randomness wanted me to also have a track that dealt precisely with this topic, I say randomness because this is not among the last that I composed for the album and therefore it was not created for give this title to the album, but it turned out to be there already ready for this function.
Has your sound changed a lot in recent years?
Yes, my sound changes very often, obviously there are some elements that I have been carrying with me for some time that go to mix with those that I am slowly discovering. This is what I do with this project which always remains my main one. I also have other parallel projects that move much more monothematic tracks. With the Doc Trashz profile I have always wanted to explore researching and mixing various elements.
Do you feel you can have a more experimental sound in the modern scene?
it is very difficult nowadays to define something experimental, there are already so many shameless experiments, sometimes they are even excessive perhaps. But surely there is always something else to discover, so to answer the question it is enough to listen to the right material to realize that we are already at very high levels of experimentation and that therefore it is already okay, clearly if we limit ourselves to conventional listening we can’t to perceive a lot of the experimental factor in music.
We all know that the digital revolution has affected sales, but has it affected creativity?
Nope, as I just said, you just need to know how to listen to the right material to be able to find something very interesting. Perhaps digital has also attacked the research factor as well as sales, because if on the one hand we manage to have access to a lot of different material, on the other hand it is often not possible to delve into something thoroughly because we immediately switch to listening something else. I come from a generation where if you discovered an artist or an album that you were interested in, you would not abandon him for weeks or months until he became yours. So I don't think creativity is at risk, on the contrary I’m happy to discover something new and interesting every day that manages to capture me, but it is not easy indeed it is a commitment, but it must be considered as a commitment for our personal and cultural growth.
Can you tell us what's next for you?
After the release of my album I hope to be able to put on a live set, and I will also give some focus to some other side projects.
Sales / Pre-sales Link: https://fanlink.to/doctrashz-time