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Giulio Maresca’s Harsh Enviroment: out now on Resiliens. Q&A.

You guys all know Giulio Maresca and if you don’t you should.
he’s a hell of a dj, a skilled producer, a former label owner at Ipologica Recordings, a radio producer and a sweet and nice guy.

I know him since forever and he was kind enough to partecipate on my Upon Alpacas ep with a great remix.

As I say he used to run Ipologica Recordings with his buddy Fabio Sestili and I had the honour and the pleasure of releasing my very first ep on their imprint.

Few days ago Giulio released this nice ep called Harsh Enviroment on roman electronic label Resiliens.

The ep consists of three originals. They all move around dub techno/deep tech vibes but definetely┬áthere is Giulio’s touch as I listen to the tracks: to me his fingerprint consists in an absolute control over the musical elements in the mix plus an outstanding use of delays, but I will ask directly to him what his music is about.

So… welcome to the new session of my blog called Q&A!

Q&A with mr. Giulio Maresca:

Q: How much you like delays, how do you use’em and why?
A: I love delays, I usually use Ableton’s Ping Pong for its flexibility and ease of use. I like Softube’s Tube Delay for the sound and pitch modulation by varying the feedback, and I like the soft distortion it adds. I use also Timeless Fab Filter because it gives a lot of of creative possibilities given by the filters and lfo. Usually I use delays on send channels: Ableton’s Auto Filter on band pass mode with active lfo and random wave form goes before Ping Pong Delay, so the elements that I send to the delay often variate creating interesting patterns.

Q: Did you produce the track in your studio? and if so what’s your studio setup?
A: I mainly use Ableton Live with some external hardware like a Korg ESX, Korg Volca Bass and Volca Beats, an electric guitar and a multi-effects pedal which I use also with the drum machines (Giulio started out as a punk guitarist as myself. yeppa!). When I have the chance to play different synths or drum machines I sometimes sample them for later use. The three tracks were produced in different places, starting on my laptop so to save first ideas than the mixes were finalized in studio.

Q: Which a record that is never missing in your suitcase.
A: Probably PONTAPE’ by Renato Cohen on Intec, one of my favorite records!

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special thanks to Giulio for his time and tips and make sure to check out his music and share it.

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We are Further Pushers and this is our debut.

Few months ago I met Simone, a local dj known as Cutter, a nice and distinguished guy with a cutting sense of humour I talked to many times at the glorious Glucose techno night in Rome.
We decided to get togheter producing some tracks and we quickly discovered we were a perfect match, we could produce music easily and we were really excited about what we produced.
Further Pushers were born!
We compiled a demo and contacted three labels we thought could be interested in. We got no reply and we decided to print the vinyls ourselves. FUCK YEAH!

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We first mixed the three tracks we choose to release at Subsound Studio in Rome with the help of Luciano Lamanna a really talented and enthusiastic guy who was really impressed by our work. We mastered the tracks at Andrea Merlini’s studio (one of the best mastering technician in Rome and also part of the famous Minimal Rome crew) cause we decided to keep it local.
Everything went so fast and we were ready to send the files to the printing factory. We decided to print only 150 copies cause we didn’t know how actually the game worked so we kept it kinda low profile.
Then Luciano Lamanna got us into his label/collective called Love Blast and we were happy to be part of a local community with friends and skilled producers.

Now the vinyl is out and we are so fracking excited.
(the digital will be also released on the 14th on every major digital music stores)

Some technical info about the records.
We recorded the tracks jamming on our cheap synths and drum machines: we used a MC303 , a MC505, a MFB522, a Yamaha TG33, an drrum machine called Eko Ritmo20 and some pedals fx like the Ibanez Tube Screamer and the Memory Boy. Plus we used some field recordings.

The photo of the cover is from Fernanda Veron and the artwork is by Matteo Bruno

we set up a Facebook page were you can keep up with us and everything related to Further Pushers.

you can also join us on Souncloud.

thanks for reading and for joining us on this new adventure and please take your time to listen to the tracks.

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Great ambient-space music from UK.

band: VAAST
album title: Chi Sagittarii

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GABEREIG analog techno live set.

Hey there, here’s the recording of GABEREIG liveset.

GABEREIG is a new project by Gabe DM & Reig from TRIVMVIRATE:

Reig & Gabe DM machines and equipment Live Set:

Machinedrum SPS-01

MFB 522

DS Tetr4

Virus TI Desktop

Lexicon MX200

Electrix Filterbank

Mackie ZLV1402

Ableton

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KiNK live analog dub session for Dub Laborant radioshow

super WOW.

 

this is the video of KiNK‘s live analog set @RadioBinar.
lots of MFB machines and a great Roland SPACE ECHO RE-201.

 

 

file under: dubby, trippy and geeky. love it

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NI’s Reaktor tuts and videos

thank you mr Monalichi for these tuts on Reaktor’s structure and functions.

with Reaktor you can build your own synth or sequencer or fx from scratch or you can hack other users creations and share the result with everyone, I know there is a strong community of Reaktor’s user so the thing is big and operative.

I really want to buy and learn how to use this kickass software from Native Instruments and these tuts are going to help me a lot.

also make sure to watch Brent Kallmer‘s videos on Reaktor which are also very usefull.

if any of you has tips to share go ahead and see if we can learn new things and techniques.

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Oberheim matrix-1000. want!

I will get one of this analog beauty in the box: Oberheim Matrix-1000.

 

it’s cheap (in the used market) and very very tempting. I may own a piece of 80s this way… and get padded away.

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