Your show host, Craft:
"Hi everyone! Welcome to episode 26 of Feed the Raver podcast with me your host Craft.
It's our 1-year anniversary and we would like to thank all the amazing local artists from around the world for their special sets. This show would not be possible without you.
This week we present The Noisemaker. He is a very well-known producer and Dj from Italy with releases on many techno labels including Silent Steps, M_rec and Raw Waxes. His productions are made with analog gear in the studio. His recent gigs include tours in the UK, Germany, Spain, Slovenia, Lithuania, Russia, India, United Arab Emirates and in festivals and clubs all over Italy. He stated Djing at age 14 and this great set is mixed using Vinyl, Ableton Live and CDJ's all together.
This week we are also very excited to celebrate our Twice as Proper 6-year anniversary event at The National Underground in New York on Friday, March 8th 2013. We've invited Mike Parker of Prologue to come perform with us for a Proper celebration event.
Check out our website feedtheraver.com for our interview with The Noisemaker including his bio and links, but right now from Italy it's time to Feed The Raver. Enjoy!"
Feed The Raver exclusive set - Tracklist:
Orphx - Cut Trought
Dadub - Life (Rrose Remix)
Radial - Cavemen
Christian Wünsch - Seismic Waves
Oscar Mulero - Sound mirror
Error Etica - Quasar - (NX1 Rework)
Korova - Hashima (Mike Parker reply)
Milton Bradley - Trapped In Eternity
Svreca - Hagagatan (Alexey Volkov Remix)
The Noisemaker - Labyrinth
Ducerey Ada Nexino - Winter Spell
The Noisemaker - Frozen
Skirt - Tumulto (Yuji Kondo rmx)
Convextion - Oil metal
Riccardo was born in 1987 in Treviso, a town near Venice.
He had his first approach with electronic music at the age of 11. A simple interest turns into something more at the age of 14, when he starts performing his DJ sets. In 2007, after a few appearances at some local clubs and underground parties, he decides to turn his attention towards the construction of a Live Set, without however omitting the charm of vinyls in his DJ sets. From 2009 onwards, you can find several works on various labels under the name The Noisemaker. He is currently working with labels such as Par, M_rec, Raw Waxes, Wood n Bass. In his LiveSet he brings out an hypnotic and aggressive atmosphere.
In 2010, feels the need to deepen his knowledge in the arts and decided to enroll in the course of New Technologies for the Arts Academy of Venice.
2013 is the year of the launch of his own label NMKrec, that will be the main holder of his work.
Jenny Arredondo's exclusive interview with The Noisemaker:
1.- What kind of music were you playing when you started Djing and where did you perform at age 14?
I started very young taking my first steps in the world of electronic music and DJing. I was influenced to this music thru artists like the Chemical Brothers when I was about 12 which led me to a growing interest in other artists such as Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Plastikman, and more recent ones in the scene such as Alva Noto and his label Raster Noton in general. This being said, I began playing mainly electronic and techno tracks. The first parties I played were at clubs in this area of Italy where I currently live.
2.- Was Techno your first love?
I'd say that electronic music was my first love… I listened to everything from house to techno and slowly refined my musical taste.
3.- We know that you have performed in places like Mumbai and Dubai. How was your experience over there and how is the Techno scene?
Last year in 2012 I was contacted by some Indian people who live in the United Arab Emirates who run a new techno label called Occultech Rec. They offered me the first release and a massive release party in Dubai. So I found myself in the country's capital presenting my live set in a beautiful club which normally has mainstream artists but which had organized something much more special and underground for that occasion. I must still greatly thank that crew because they really did a great job! Those who were there know what I mean! Regarding my tour in India, I must thank the same people from Dubai. They gave me the opportunity to visit incredible places and meet exceptional people. The scene there is very different than what we are used to in Europe.Their vision and perception is very radical and deep. They have a much more spiritual approach… something that us western people have in part lost along the way.
4.- How is the life of a Techno producer living in Venice?
I am currently finishing my academic studies in Venice but my real city of birth is treviso. It is not easy these days to find opportunities or clubs which are interested in presenting this type of sound. Many clubs were riding the revolutionary wave of the 90's in the north east of Italy where I live and it was considered the tip or a diamond in regards to distributing the most advanced electronic music. Nowadays they are only interested in making the most money possible presenting primarily mainstream artists. From my part, I continue to do my thing regardless of the difficulties… and in some ways gives me even more drive to evolve and do even better things!
5.- Tell us about your label NMK rec and about your future projects.
The idea of NMK rec was born in my head already some years ago when I felt the need to have a channel where to release my own music or that of artists I admire and believe can bring innovation to the current music scene. With time, this idea has evolved and I hope to present the first release by the end of 2013. The format will be 12" and digital. I don't want to reveal artists or details but I am sure that there will be excellent surprises for those who decide to follow me!
6.- What kind of equipment you use when you perform live?
For my current live show I use a laptop, sound card, mixer and 2 midi-controllers (uc33 and Lauchpad)
7.- Anything else that you want to share with us, please feel free to do so... Thanks!
I would like to thank you guys at Feed The Raver, therefore directly Daniele and Jenny, for the opportunity of having this interview and podcast. I hope to see you soon and finally have my US-debut!
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