Hi Shaf, pleasure to speak with you. How are you?
Hi guys, really good. My pleasure and thanks for the invitation.
How has your 2018 been so far? Any highlights?
2018 started very positively, I’m already touring in Chile and planning to come back for the next tour in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile at the end of April. I’m very excited also for my debut at Fabric London with the Solid Grooves family.
We’re enjoying the new SUPERFETT single Get Em Up. What’s your relationship with the label? How did you come to release on SUPERFETT?
I landed up on Superfett because we have a plan to release my other track in collaboration with LEON Power To The People on Mother Recordings. I had the pleasure to meet the boss of the labels, make some calls via Skype and immediately a strong connection was born. I like the way that Nhan Solo and his team take care of the releases, amazing cover, strong promotions, so I choose to release Get Em Up with them.
How does it feel to receive support from artists such as Loco Dice and The Martinez Brothers?
It’s like magic, seeing the artists that inspired you to represent themselves with my music is very satisfying. It gives good energy to keep improving.
The track itself was one of last summers biggest tracks out in Ibiza, and especially at DC-10. Did you know when you made it, that it had the potential to blow up as much as it did?
Get Em Up is born in a similar way of Mavado. I say to myself: ok, now I need to create something cooler and trying to keep the vibe but I didn’t expect such a big support for the second time.
We also remember how huge your breakthrough track Mavado was! How did your tracks get out there to gather such widespread love?
I remember I was in Ibiza chilling with my friends in the apartment and I see on Instagram that The Martinez Brothers playing Mavado for the first time at Music On – Amnesia Ibiza and at Cova Santa in b2b with Marco Carola on the following day but at that time I hadn’t sent directly to them, so that was a big surprise for me.
Were you always musical growing up? What drove you to make house and techno?
I really don’t know, it’s what I like and house music always has given me nice emotions.
Did growing up in Italy have a huge effect on your sound and career?
Yes, living in a city like Milan which is full of events and parties has influenced me a lot. My first night out with friends was at Amnesia Milano with Anja Schneider at age 16 if I remember well.
What would you say are the best spots for music in Italy?
There is a lot to choose from, for example Cocoricò, Too Long, Amnesia Milano, Cromie and Tenax.
What are your plans for the future?
I don’t plan, jamming with music of course, trying to be happy and positive and take what life gives back.
Get Em Up is out now on SUPERFETT Records, grab it HERE.