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40 Questions: Anfisa Letyago

40 Questions: Anfisa Letyago

Since relocating from Russia to Southern Italy at the age of 17, Anfisa Letyago has been absorbing everything the region of Naples has to offer. From the fine cuisine to the rich history, the city has welcomed her like one of its own.

Perhaps the most important influence Naples has had on Anfisa however, is its long standing affiliation with techno music, one which has produced renowned talents like Marco Carola, and Joseph Capriati.

Now building an international following of her own, Anfisa has released her music on labels such as Carl Cox’ Intec, Radio Slave’s Rekids, and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode.

Entering 2021 with a positive attitude, she launched her new N:S:DA imprint, which was responsible for the release of her 4-track Listen EP back in January and prepares to deliver her forthcoming Nisida EP at the beginning of April.

Welcoming the highly promising artist to our own 40 Questions series this month, she mentions everything from her love for Nutella and being a wine enthusiast, to Emilia Clarke, and Mark Pritchard, get her answers in full below.

01. Where are you right now and what are you doing?

I’m working on my studio right now, soundproofing the room.

02. What year were you born?

I was born in 1990, in a small village in the North of Siberia.

03. Do you have a nickname?

Anfi.

04. What’s the coolest thing in your house?

The painting of Diego Armando Maradona in my studio.

05. How would you describe yourself?

A girl that just loves Italian food.

06. Worst experience as a DJ?

I didn’t sleep for 4 days during a tour.

07. Best experience as a DJ?

The Japanese tour, I really miss Tokyo.

08. Favourite record label?

N:S:DA, for sure hehehe.

09. What’s your biggest weakness?

I’m in love with Nutella.

10. First record you ever paid for?

Daft Punk – Homework, such an amazing record!

11. What’s your morning routine?

When I wake up, I drink a coffee, then another one, and another one, and another one. Then I start to work on my computer.

12. Your dream collaboration?

Mark Pritchard, he’s a great producer, it would be amazing to work with him.

13. Tell us something we shouldn’t know about you?

Hmm, unfortunately I’m really messy.

14. Who’s your biggest inspiration outside of music?

The incredible Roberto Bolle.

15. And in the industry?

Carl Cox, an amazing person, very charismatic.

16. Ever smoked?

I’m trying to give up cigarettes, but it’s really hard!

17. Ever done drugs?

Nope, I don’t need them.

18. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

My beautiful cat Leo.

19. And the best gift you’ve ever given?

I bought a cat for my best friend.

20. What’s the coolest place you’ve ever been to?

Tokyo, Shibuya Square.

40 Questions: Anfisa Letyago

21. And one place you want to visit?

I would like to visit a lot of places around the world, especially Australia because I’ve never been there and everyone says it’s amazing.

22. If you weren’t in the music industry, what would you be doing?

Without any doubt a food tester hehe.

23. Worst job you’ve ever had?

I worked in a bar to get some extra money, but I hated it.

24. Favourite record right now?

P. Leone – Straight To Voice.

25. And the best record ever made?

Gravity and Listen, on my own label N:S:DA.

26. One thing you couldn’t live without?

My ‘ciccio bomba’, my cat Leo.

27. Your favourite food?

Pizza and Pasta.

28. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Pizza outside of Italy. You know, living in Naples it’s difficult to find a better place to eat a great Pizza.

29. Who would you want to play you in a movie?

Emilia Clarke.

30. What’s something you’re passionate about besides music?

I’m a wine enthusiast, and I’m studying how to match wine and food at the moment.

31. Favourite club you’ve played at?

Very hard to answer, but I’m in love with Circus in Osaka and Avantgardner in New York.

32. Favourite festival you’ve played at?

HYTE Berlin.

33. Craziest story of being on the road?

When my luggage got lost and I wasn’t able to change my clothes for days. After this experience I always have some essentials and more clothes in my hand luggage.

34. Weirdest request as a DJ?

A guy asked me to sing birthday wishes with the mic during a DJ Set.

35. If you had one superpower what would it be?

Like Harry Potter, I would like to have the invisibility cloak.

36. Late sleeper or early riser?

During the pandemic I’ve become an early riser.

37. Strangest video you’ve watched on YouTube?

I saw a video of a guy cooking bugs.

38. The top thing on your bucket list?

Getting back to partying and playing around the world.

39. Most memorable moment of your life so far?

When I saw Naples for the first time, it’s magical!

40. Will you ever be done with music?

No way, I feel that I’ve still got a lot of things to share through music.