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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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Gabe DM – Italiansgroove radioshow #23

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I am happy to share with you the podcast I did for Italiansgroove radioshow.

Since I got robbed recently of my dj equipments I had to record it on Ableton Live, it was a real pain in the ass, maybe cause it was the first time I approach a dj session this way. I felt I was totally loosing the live djing feel in favour of a structured recording session. I did mapped the filters and eqs on my controller but still couldn’t get the fun I use to have while djing in real time.

I think I will have to find a different approach to live mixes in the future. if you have any advice go ahead and tell me 🙂

In the tracklist you will find tracks from producer I admire, friends and new discoveries, plus many of my recent tracks (of course eheheh).

Have a spin and share it if you like, don’t forget to thank the ppl who produce such beautiful tracks that are out there for us to enjoy.

tracklist:
1. Zadig – Dark Nebula (Kenny Larkin Remix)
2. Robert Hood – Drive (The Age Of Automation) (Ø [Phase] Nocturnal Mix)
3. Psyk – Transito
4. Gabe DM – Stolidity
5. CS 01 – B1 (Vinyl only)
6. Korova – Martello (Giulio Maresca remix)
7. Gabe DM – Bankruptcy Showbiz
8. Ken Ishii – EXTRA
9. Wax – 50005
10. Raffaele Attanasio – Black Bloc (Manzel Version)
11. Unbalance – Untitled 1
12. Jamie Guerkin – Monophobie (Gabe DM remix)
13. Steve Rachmad – Fruit Of The Room
14. Savas Pascalidis – Sonic Groove (Skudge Rework)
15. O/V/R – Post-Traumatic Son (DVS1 Pessimist Mix)
16. Miriam Macrì – Bye Bye Mademoiselle (Gabe DM remix)
17. Shifted – Sektor A
18. Orquesm – NootZaak (unreleased)
19. Terrence Dixon – Minimalism (DVS1 Remix)
20. Stefano Infusino – T600
21. Gabe DM – Untitled06

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Something Leninist included in IPO//030. a superb compilation

Ipoligica Recordings’ guys are back with this excellent compilation featuring many great producers and friends.

IPO//030 is available now only at beatport Exclusive (bhuuuuu) but will be sold on every major web music store shortly, so for all of you who don’t have a beatport account (or just hate beatport) be patient and wait for your favourite web store to sell this compilation in the near future.

the compilation contains “12 tracks by 12 different artists. A concept where the pure electronic music and experimental (Gianluca Angelini – boss at ANG rec, Giulio Maresca – boss at Ipologica Recordings, Miquel Salla) through the deep sounds (Gabe Dm, Alveol, Enrico Sedda, Yuuki Hori, Gabriele Brunno – boss at NGB) and dub-techno sounds (Ness, Gale Talk) ending up in things hybrid, more acid (Kawatin) and mental (Fabio Sestili – also boss at Ipologica Recordings). An image of a beautiful label that has as a common denominator: the love for the sound class and its roots in electronic music”.

I really like the music in this compilation, particularly the first track scored by Alveol, which is a great producer and a very sweet guy.

I would like to make a special mention to the track called Soundtrack by Giulio Maresca who shows here his more intimate and delicate side, he’s not only a fine techno dj but also a great producer with a good taste and strong technique.

personally I also like the track by Miquel Salla, it’s got good synths sounds, sparkling hats and stompig kick. I also like the Ness’ one it’s got his particular dub touch which defines his style.

my track?…it’s just a piece of vintage sounding sovietic dancefloor stomper 😀 (or at least this is what I imagine sovietic youth to dance in their uniform when they party on the 23 of february for the day of Indipendence). this is it:

comment or criticize it if you feel like 🙂

 

in the end… the compi is great and you should buy it as a christmas gift for your top quality seeker friends 🙂 I am so proud to be part of it!

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Gabe DM – Revox Records Radioshow 06

 

 

 

 

It’s online and free to download  my live set for Revox Records featuring some of my past releases (some of them rearranged), my remix for Jepy Jey’s Virosac (not released yet…. c’moon Jepy!!!), Giulio Maresca’s remix for Brides in Line, Erroi’s remix for Into Chrysalis, two tracks from the forthcoming IQSV ep out on Revox, plus some unreleased tracks.

Comments are welcomed!

revox records contacts:
Official : www.revox-records.com
Radioshow : http://revoxradioshow.blogspot.com/

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Gabe DM Upon Alpacas ep scored 108 likes on juno download! thank you

never had it before, one of my Eps scoring so many “like it” on juno download. specifically i am talking about recently released Upon Alpacas ep featuring two original tracks and three great remixes by Giulio Maresca, Erroi and Gabriele Brunno

it’s now settled on 108 and two twitter’s clicks.

Awesome I am so happy!! thank you very much.

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Upon Alpacas ep out for NGB records: techno and fun or techno and fail?

The 4th of July my new Ep called Upon Alpacas has got released for NGB records.

 

 

 

 

 

The ep contains two original tracks: Upon Alpacas and Brides in Line, both are slightly different from my other past releases. I wasn’t very sure of the sound of the tracks so I had to remix them several times in cooperation with Sebastian Fischbeck my dear friends and mastering technician at Arktis Mastering Studio. At the end I was partially satisfied with the result also because I feel my mixing technique is slowly getting better but still not quite good so the tracks didn’t sound to me as I wish. But they passed the check with the label and the ep was scheduled to be released.

I wanted to do some fresh techno tracks for the summer to be played and enjoyed on dance floor everywhere in the world form clubs to festivals to recreation parks. So I made the tracks pumping and energetic full of ideas and different sounds which at the end where so hard to combine that I almost drown myself into it. I always make very clear how hard to me is to close the tracks, it’s not only an intellectual fight is a deep hard physical pain, hours and hours of ear bleeding…daily 🙂

The fact that the ep contained three good remixes actually relief my fear a bit.

The remix are very good, better then the originals I guess. Giulio Maresca’s remix is totally deep and trippy as I like, a coloured journey into little voices and deep basses perfect for the obscure dancefloor we all like nowadays. I am very proud to have a remix done by Giulio because he”s a real sweetheart boy, a hell of a dj and a skilled producer.  Erroi’s one is totally old school with a slow and persistent analogue kick and a machines driven groove, we decided to call it Erroi “rusty kick” remix (you should check Erroi’s techno tracks cause they are real good and soon he will release a Vinyl for Black Catcher records…can’t wait to have it in my collection!

Last remix is from Gabriel Brunno, the label’s boos, which shows is unique progressive techno skills with lots of groove and clean breakdowns,.

I love to think that if the remix are so good it’s for the sample materials I provided them….but they are good because my colleagues know what they are doing 😀

So I will really appreciate if you take your time and listen to the release and give me some feedback and critics.

Cheers all, and have a uber summer, mine is already started and I am doing lots of windsurf with my baby on the shores of Lago di Bracciano. Yeah!

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Upon Alpacas Ep to be released the 4th of July for NBG records

the date is confirmed. and what a date…

my new ep will be released the 4th of july on every major web music store. the ep will be out for NGB, an indepenedet label based in Rome headed by Gabriele Brunno which also partecipates in the release with one remix.

the Ep consists of two original tracks plus three very different remixes by Erroi, Giulio Maresca and the above mentioned label’s boss Gabriele Brunno: thanks a lot guys, hope to give you some exposure 🙂

I am really happy to release this Ep because I think is very unique, the orignal tracks are very eclectics and funny, lots of breaks and melodies  close to progressive techno,  very different form anything I released so far. Thanks Gabriele for giving me this opportunity.

Brides in Line is build on a field recording I made in the park where i walk my dog, there are lots of kids playing and screming around a public fountain.

Upon Alpacas is the titletrack of the Ep it’s a very tight and progressive tech house.

here the forthcoming release for you to listen on JunoDownload before it’s officially out, I will soon add the tracks on my soundcloud.

last thing: the Ep’s got mastered by Sebastian Fishbeck at Arktis Studio, who I thank a lot for all the stress I provide.

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