We interviewed the music producer and DJ FACETS, an artist who promotes a sound that is as forceful as it is unique, full of nuances and a narrative that is magmatic enough that it won't stop capturing you in each of its notes.
We have had the pleasure of talking with him about his latest releases, and this has been the result.
How would you present your work to someone who doesn't know you?
I would suggest to them to be open-minded to different types of musical genres. And your last project? Where is it born? And where do you want to lead? So my alias, Facets, was born about 10 years ago, I just started off by djing and throwing parties in NYC and eventually started to make personalized edits, and in the last 3-4 years I have been making remixes and original music. Particularly during the pandemic, I dived into production. I’m hoping to release more original music and to do a live show sometime soon.
What message would you like to convey to the public?
To be honest, there isn't really a message to convey to the public, apart for them to judge the music that is being released on its own merits... How was your last project born?
So all the tracks for my release "Impulse" on Dischi Autunno were made during the pandemic. I believe the tracks were picked by December 2020. For the first time, I really had time to get into production without any distractions. It's kinda crazy that it took a pandemic to make that happen!
As for your studio, what is it currently composed of?
For the Dischi EP, it was mostly made on a Bass Station II synth, Kawai R-50 drum machine, a few samples (notable Black Labs - Space Bar, and new beat one), and plugins on Ableton.
What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?
Kawai R-50 (with the different sound ROMS)!
What was the last record store you visited? And what did you salvage from there?
The last record shop was in Berlin, on my last visit a few weeks ago - I went to Latitude Record Store and got a bunch of italo/new beat records, such as VA - Discocross compiled by Daniele Baldelli, You by Boytronic, and more.
Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?
I believe the future of music is on a good path, lots of great music coming out, especially with new generations digging into weirder, more leftfield, and italo/synthy sounds. For the music industry, I would hope that big music channels, festivals, and clubs would be open for newcomers and not solely base their decision to feature or book artists based on their social media followers but on the quality of their production and/or dj skills. Otherwise, we're pretty much doomed in a broken-loop system (which I think we are already in).
Can you reveal some future projects to us?
I have a track coming out soon on Ombra International, which is a collaboration I did with Colombian friends called Alpha & Necromante, and I have a few remixes in the works. Also, working on the yearly compilation on my label Samo Records that's coming out in early December.
"Impulse" EP by Facets on Dischi Autunno is out now on limited vinyl and digital: Bandcamp + multi-links
Facets' links: Instagram+ Soundcloud + Facebook