“Trance is all about emotions. No matter what kind of emotions”. Talks Says the new Media Records trance side act. A Brazilian uplifting trend is in the air
Aveus is the pseudonym of Brazilian Mauro Ugo Putti, who has a particular vice for trance and a great admiration for Neurals (Media Records group) and all that can contaminate Uplifting Trance. His “God’s Particle” is a true sound excursion via very tech grooves and Old Skool sounds. Dynamic on the dance floor, catchy and ideal for dj sets in middle and large sized clubs, this track shows once again that the genre knows no boundaries and that good music can come from South America.
“My real name is Mauro Augusto Putti, so my nick Guto Putti, I’m from São Paulo, Brazil, my family from both sides is Italian origin (Sicilians and some other parts of Italy), long time immigrants in São Paulo. I have Italian nationality and passport, this gave me the opportunity to live a few years outside Brazil: from 2005 till 2008 in Europe (Italy and Spain) Usa from 2009 till 2011(Miami, Chicago, Houston) etc. Ive been there working, studying and making music! When I came back to Brazil in 2011, I met my wife Natalia, so we lived in São Paulo for 5 more years and then we moved to Ilhabela, an island 230 km of São Paulo. A place we always dreamed to live since we met. I invite you all to come here one day, to enjoy the beautiful beaches and delicious food. A party would be in the plans too”.
Why the Aevus stage name?
“Aevus, means life, and passage of time in latin. We must enjoy this life as much as we can, and the time we are here on this place of transition called earth. Time, well time is relative. Each one has its own”.
Why now all the pop artists want or require the production by the dj?
“Because in my opinion, the djs, electronic music producers, when they work on a pop song they probably know how to bring out a different energy of the crowd to any track they put their hands on. Thats what I believe. But I think also it depends of the track and also the genre they are working on. I saw many amazing pop songs getting destroyed by some artists and the same time I saw incredible works of art with many pop songs on different genres like house, techno, trance, drum n’ bass”.
Why the trance music does not evolve as a musical genre but remains always so static, linked to specific charges? An example: there are no trance tracks featured by black singers.
“Trance is all about emotions. No matter what kind of emotions. We can feel for example, a dark trance trance track, an emotional uplifting, a psy trance song etc. I just feel that at the moment, some people get stuck on their own ideals and ideas, closing a bit the circle of what trance can become and the creative potential it has for the future and the creativity it had in the past. I admire the artists and labels that try something different, without any fear of failing, but keeping the trance feel. No matter where the artist is coming from, which language he speaks, the religion, or whatever color he is, it really doesn’t matter, we are talking about art. I wish I could bring out more of that in my songs too and I will if I have chance. Music is freedom for creativity. Trance needs new people to join the current legends. We all need to innovate somehow”.
What is High Trance Energy?
“High Trance Energy is a record label, a radio show and a radio station under my own record label Azura Recordings. Its the place where I invite many friends, djs and artists from all over the world to show their songs, sets with total freedom to play whatever they want! I really love that cause I have the chance to meet a lot of amazing artists, djs, and at the same time random people from Brazil and worldwide are knowing them too. When I was younger, I use to follow the Trance Energy incredible events. It changed my life so much those events and always been an inspiration for me. So when I had to choose a name, I remembered the energy that the original ID-T Trance Energy parties use to bring. I’m happy its coming back in full power”.
What is Sole Rosso?
“I always been a huge fan of Mario Più and sure the BXR sounds and artists. I saw Mario Più playing many times in Brazil, for example Mario Più at Gatecrasher in 2004 at Skol Beats. So I had the idea to make a trance celebration on High Trance Energy ep.60 dedicated to the legendary and epic song Mario Più’s ‘Imperiale’ Sole Rosso Mix. One of my favourite records ever. It was an analogy of the sun bringing energy to unite many Italian artists to show everyone that the Italian love for trance is still running in our veins”.
What is the most beautiful voice with which you worked?
“Most of my tracks are vocal synths and arrangements with vocal pads. But if you ask me someone I would love to work someday, I would say Justine Suissa”.
How to spend or invest the money you’re still gaining in this prosperous time?
“Improve as much as I can my artist career, my ideas, these include, improving my sounds, my equipments, skills, headphones, brands everything. I’m not really worried about vanity, even if my mother and wife says I’m a handsome guy. I’m not a model, I’m a dj. Also I want to help people that needs”.
With the birth of your child you will change anything in your career?
“I have a step son, which I consider my son too. Me and my wife we are planning a baby for the future. It would change that I probably would make more emotional songs and work even harder. So my son one day, can remember me, as someone that loved the work of dj and producer”.
You are traveling a lot. What do you entertain the time in the airports?
“I’m not traveling much these days to be honest, except next week that I’m going to Argentina. Maybe in a near future I can have more gigs happening and that can change suddenly. As I use to travel a lot in the past, I use to make music in my laptop while in Airports. Probably I will do the same”.
Many trance djs move to US: and you?
“I lived there for due years. I love where I live now, but If I need to go somewhere like in the USA, I would move yes to bring my music and energy everywhere. Maybe also one day I would like to move with my wife to Sicily, probably when I get older”.
Why does everyone fury with some charts when in fact there are millions of pilot projects much more interesting?
“In my opinion, the most important thing is the music and the people. I’m not saying a chart is not important, it is. But for me its not only about that. I don’t look for charts, except the ones some dj create when they want to show some good music to others”.
Can you explain the trance scene in Brazil?
“Small club events happened in the last years. Eventually a big club brings a top dj like a few weeks ago. But usually when people have real chances to dance, its on psy trance festivals and also some stages inside the current festivals. In the past it was different, we had huge parties on amazing clubs all over Brazil, events 100% dedicated to trance and also trance stages on electronic music festivals. It is important to bring information to the new trance generation, this way they have the chance to know more about the legends of trance and also the upcoming artists. Information and advertising are very important”.
Who introduced you to Neurals?
“I got in contact with Mario Più and we had a nice chat about having a track on Neurals. It was very special for me having the chance to join the team. Its a real pleasure and honor be a part of it with you all. Thank you so much. Cant wait to present more songs in the future”.
You’re having achieved great satisfactions while not moving to the EDM big room main stage? How did you do?
“I follow my art. I do exactly what I feel and play what I feel”.
Given the almost nostalgic moment of trance, what is your idea about the direction that will take the genre in the coming years?
“I hope people stop talking about the track velocity and bring more creative music with meaning. Trance is a different genre and we all know that. Its not only a few melodies, its life, energy, its soul, its spirit and also a connection we have with the universe. People must follow their art instead of thinking about the beats per minute counter, sales, charts etc. Its all important, but most important the music and the message on it. underground, chill, psy, uplifting, big room trance, melodic, trance 2.0 whatever. Just put your ideas and feel free to create. Its all art and music”.
What do you think about the EDM world (festival, sound)?
“I love techno, house, electro, trance, drum and bass, and their sub genre. I don’t feel confortable when I see someone labeling saying that all is ‘EDM’. No, thats not true: Electronic Dance Music can include a gigantic variety of genres. It’s not fair with some amazing artists from other genres”.
What do you think of Italian music productions?
“Italians are historically real creative artists and composers, not only in music but also in many fields of arts. I’m planning a collaboration with Andrea Ribeca (Nu NRG) soon for an upcoming original record”.
Where do you get inspiration in the production? You follow a particular process?
“I get inspiration by life. Usually I try to catch that moment of inspiration and I respect each and any track that I do or even play”.
USA and Great Britain have said years ago the other, then there was Italy, a couple of years, France. What do you think the nation to look? It’s time to Brazil?
“In South America: I believe Brazil again, Chile and Colombia will be the next countries to have a huge trance scene in the future. In Europe: definitely Italy is on fire”.