An Interview with Mariatti

  • Describe your sound in 3 words

Electro, Progressive and House.

  • Your sound is characterised by continuous development and an emphasis on the melodic lines. Tell us a few things about your creative process.

I always make sure to start crafting an idea in a way I’ve never tried before. This mind-set makes me feel the freedom every musician need to begin the sonic adventure.As soon as I feel a kind of vibe, just by blending a few elements together, I immediately start a sort of arrangement. As the story unfolds it starts another phase: I spend a lot of time making sure the final decisions are taken to maintain the original vibe that took me to that specific imaginary soundscape.

  • In which place or state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music? What would be your dream performance venue?

The craft of my sounds under the name of ‘Mariatti’ is focused on the club setting. As I start a new project I make sure to find a mix of sounds and grooves that are linked in some ways to the body movement.My favorite kind of venue, in terms of dimension, are the medium small clubs: I don’t use a lot of reverbs or delays in my productions because I like to think that the natural ambience of the room will influence the perception of the sounds, so I’m keeping the choice of the music selection as the final creative step to take when we are finally all together dancing as one thing.

  • If you had to choose one Synthesizer (analog or digital) which one would it be? 

Oh man… that’s a very tough question! I think I could probably be a Modular system. I’m in really love with that generative technique. I work a lot by juxtaposing the opposites in terms of sonic timbrics: so working with a super smooth round piano and a heavy monophonic synth may give exciting and unexpected results and modular systems can give you freedom to experiment by never knowing when will be struck by a certain mix of sounds.

  • Who is your favourite producer?

That’s another very difficult question to answer. I find it’s almost impossible for me to give just one name, inside the world of music genre I can’t compare hip-hop to dance music. It’s like comparing the best 100 mt runner and the best in 10’000 mt, you can’t say which athlete is the best. But if we are talking about electronic music probably at the moment I may say Jon Hopkins, Rival Consoles, The Chemical Brothers, because they created new musical experiences, they are opening new sonic doors after their new releases.Nevertheless I’d like to state that are so many great musicians and producers in every genre that are giving me so much inspiration from classical music to rock and ambient.

  • If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?

I started releasing records back in 2009, and the more I learn about the music industry and the more I feel it’s the right time to experiment with new business models. Still I notice that most emerging musicians are hesitant to embrace all the new possibilities and moreover they are not figuring out that we as creatives, we must keep an eye on how the markets evolves. Many artist are yet considering the business side of their job not a creative area where to ensure to transmit those same values that are based to the music making. We’d never had these possibilities so why not try to explore them, and if you’re not making money for the time passed in the in studio how could you make music everyday for the rest of your life?  

  • What is your favorite dish to make or eat?

Pasta, pasta and again past… did I say pastaaa?!  

  • One last thing we should know about you?

There’s no goal… it’s just about the love for doing 🙂

  • Thank you very much!

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