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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 there 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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Squarepusher talks about his Live Show and Producing Music From Dreams

nice interview taken from Pitcfork TV and snippets from Squarepusher‘s UFABULUM live show and the reason of him wearing that weird helmet.

thanks for everything you made mr. Squarepusher.

this is the link to his own website.

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StillStream.com – ambient radio station

I recently discovered StillStream a wow web radio station focused on ambient music. It streams 24h everyday: many shows are scheduled as well as fully streamed live acts and artists showcases. If you are into ambient music or, like me, just enjoy listening to great evocative and experimental music this radio is a great way to discover new soundscapes and producers from all over the world .

pretty cool also is the fact that you can always see what’s  streaming at the moment: artist, relase and label, all linked to their page.

                                                                   

plus Featured Release, Featured Artist and Featured Label sections are there with lots of info and articles to dig deeper and learn more.

There is more: a chat service to talk with listeners from everywhere and meet new ppl.

so if you like Ambient, Drone, Cinematic, Space, Electronic and every other nuance of experimental music be sure to tune in and get carried away.

 

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Eddie Hu – TAOISM (Gabe DM remix)

yo!

In case you missed it, this is my version of Eddie Hu’s TAOISM, the original track and 4 remixes are out on Revox Records and available at every major web music store.

apart from the wonderful art work, the release includes the original by Eddie Hu, plus the remixes by me, Wanghart (also check his Metamorphosis radio show broadcasted on Intersonik Radio), Chris Carini and Willo Schubarth.

 

regarding my remix, it’s a very slow and dubby track 🙂

 

 

 

 

share it and comment it, if you like it 🙂

 

 

 

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