“No Hard Copy – No Copycat”, a brand new Media Records EVO claim

Gianfranco Bortolotti, Media Records EVO CEO, has launched a tantalizing initiative on digitalization. The Italian businessman, with his international brands, is supporting bit flows, taking a step back from dominating trends: the release of vinyl records. The claim is “No Hard Copy – No Copycat”. Gianfranco Bortolotti is supporting the new technology, discouraging the use and distribution of physical supports and non-original song-writing. “At a time of relentless change, going back is not just a nostalgic attitude, it’s a myth that old school djs flaunts to secure their consoles”, said Gianfranco Bortolotti.

“It’s like old politicians saying that young people are not ready, because they don’t have any political experience and blah, blah, blah, and basically they just want to secure their power.
It’s just obvious that music flows digitally, that young people fit more with the new technology and that there are young talents”, added Gianfranco Bortolotti. “It’s just sheer madness if you say that vinyl records (we are not supporting vinyl records: No Hard Copies) will save music. The debate with arguments like “Digital sound is cold” and “Analogic sound is hot” is absolutely dull. This is just instrumental to keep things as they are, especially in Europe. Original contents are the actual point, this is what is becoming standardized. But I keep believing in young generations and in spite of myself, as I respect old generations, I also had a critical role in that. I believe young people are the future”.

There’s also another point to make (‘No Copycat’): “Today, vinyl records have a super-niche market for collectors, fans who are ready to pay any price, devotees, enthusiasts, and their common feature is the notion of an alternative based in the past. However, this passion may also result from a contemporary status in the current state of play. If you are tied to the past, it’s like being chained as you look at the future. Does it still make sense today? Yes, if young generations will not use new technologies to release heaps of useless tracks; instead, they should use platforms to acquire the skills they need, they must not try their luck producing brainless tracks, useless and recycled instrumental sample tracks”.

Lately, the focus has been on music hardware, i.e. music production (see old skool synthesizers), so what will happen next? There’s an overwhelming and utmost respect for anything historic or vintage, just like art, poetry, historical sites, anything basically. “Why not be inspired by the research that great artists of all times have performed to produce their works? Why should we not do as they did, i.e. acquiring the right skills in high profile academies and schools? In the past, great artists would travel for months to reach the location of art schools Now there’s Internet with appropriate locations to learn the art of production. Whether ancient or contemporary, anything standing the test of time results from a total – and unquestionably sacred – fusion with the spirit of the artist. In this sense, young people should learn from those who came before them”.

On Firstplanet breaks Ricci Jr Dj with “Second Cycle”

Firstplanet keeps sparkling. This platform, conceived by Gianfranco Bortolotti, is delivering its first tracks to Media Records EVO promotion team. The platform works as a quality filter for tracks coming from newcomer and professional DJs and producers globally. And now it’s releasing “Second Cycle”, a track from a techno DJ with music running in his family: Ricci Jr DJ.

Firstplanet automated system, AMI, i.e. “Advanced Music Interface” or “Artificial Music Intelligence”, based on its proprietary algorithm, is delivering “Second Cycle” to “Technodome Vol. 1” compilation, by World of Media. With evocative tracks and magic atmospheres, expectations are high for Ricci Jr Dj. Born in Ferrara, Ivan Testoni, a.k.a. Ricci Jr Dj, is Italian and he has been growing up with music in the dj world, his father is Ricci Dj, top Dj producer and star of the techno scene in the ‘90s. He’s been resident at Stargate in Verona since 1998, special guest at Fabula, Ferrara, and at Teatriz, Ravenna, Ricci Jr Dj became dj resident at Cororicò, Riccione, when his father tragically passed away on 8 July 2000.

In 2013, he joined Media Songs team, releasing a remake of “Ride on Time” by Black Box on Genic. In 2014, Ricci Jr Dj came back to Cocoricò for “Memorabilia in Tour” events. After some live events at Manhattan, Treviso, Cap Creus, Imola, and Gallo & La Volpe event at Giardini Sonori, now he also works with Metempsicosi team for “Memorabilialand” at Madam Butterfly.

“Ibiza House Planet” compilation on WOM: are you ready for Firstplanet Superclub?

World of Media label presents the other side of the moon sound, its house music compilation: “Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1”. “Ibiza House Planet” follow “Technodome” release and all the other future compilations released, aims to lay the foundations of the Firstplanet Superclub, the world’s largest virtual club in which the best djs graduates at Firstplanet Academy will alternate with the top djs of Media Records Evo. Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1 is guaranteed by the World of Media founder himself, living on the magic island since 30 years. MAI (Music Advance Interface aka Music Artificial Intelligence) mixing for you.

“Ibiza House Planet Vol. 1″
Label: World of Media (Media Records)
Cat: WOM002
Release date: 13/10/2017

04:20 Fabio Macor – Dark Matter
03:57 Dukamax – Do it all again
07:30 Little Nancy, Alex Gallo, Frank Lengo – El Moro – Starry Night
10:43 Nico Heinz, Max Kuhn, Fabio De Magistris, Cristian Ferretti – Magic Flute
13:46 Luca Debonaire, Robert Feelgood – The Bells
17:06 Davide Di Blasi, Carlo Cavalli – Take You There
20:54 Fabio Macor – Axel
24:45 Sibrix – Move
28:30 Simioli, Benny Camaro Feat Ima – At Night
31:47 Bestabea – Tartana
35:22 Influences – I Can Know
38:57 Halley Seidel – Beautiful Girl!!
42:17 Sibrix – Emea
47:23 T.B. Project – Maka Movin’
51:42 Isac – Catalunya
55:03 Dany Cohiba, Blusg – Fck That Bass

 

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From Firstplanet Superclub “Technodome” compilation on WOM

Media Records Evo is proud to announce the creation of “Technodome”, the first of a long series of compilations from World of Media. The series will cover all the genres Media Records Evo handles, and is dedicated to DJs and wannabe DJs all over the world. With releases every two months, ‘Technodome’ aims first of all to lay the foundations of the Firstplanet Superclub, the world’s largest virtual club in which the best DJs from the Firstplanet Academy will alternate with the top DJs of Media Records Evo. MAI (Music Advance Interface aka Music Artificial Intelligence) mixing for you.

“Technodome Vol. 1″
Label: World of Media (Media Records)
Cat: WOM001
Release date: 29/09/2017

00:14 6470 – No Mercy
03:57 Ten Words _Eighteen
07:55 Mad Bob – I am what I am
12:50 Ricci Jr – Second Cycle
17:00 Anna Effe – Fast Aweking
19:52 Bimas – Fragile
23:07 Leo Paoletta – Indy
26:31 GHOST303 – Punish 1970
30:00 Exile – Innocent Dispersion
33:56 Mad Bob – You Are Techno
37:30 Mastik Groove – Rescue
41:00 Nicola Carusso – Machines
43:00 Leo Paoletta – Not Aus
48:20 End to End – Labyrinth
51:52 Mad Bob – You Are Techno
54:54 Brendol – Acid2K16
58:15 Andrew Dance – Lourdes

Info on www.mediarecords.dance

Hidden Aspect with “Bamboo Break” on Tarantula Music

Tarantula Music (Media Records Evo): “Bamboo Break” is a brand-new track from Simon Öggl, aka Hidden Aspect. Austrian composer, producer and band act, born in 1995, he has always played a key role in the scene of Northern Italian sonic artists. His approach to electronic music production builds on a bold music education, both theoretical and practical. Over the years, he has focussed on instrumental performance and composing: he assembled his first orchestral piece at the age of 15. At the very same age, he developed a strong interest for electronic soundscapes, and launched a number of projects as producer, composer and performer of live electronic music.

He’s also a sound designer in the video/film industry.
Hidden Aspect is Simon’s nickname for drum & bass driven concepts that are best described as very glitchy, tribal, mechanorganic and hip-hop influenced. The main objective is to generate a unique sound in the bass scene and push the genre boundaries beyond conventional structures: bassline-driven, punchy drums, crispy highs, hyperactive glitches, crackling groove following a deep tribal flow, all tied up in a framework of orchestral knowledge, music theory and audio editing experiments.

“It´s a good opportunity for me to release on Tarantula, Media Records is a good opportunity. ‘Bamboo Break’ is probably the most minimalistic track I’ve ever made: it’s so too deep, dark and rollin’”, says Öggl. “We play our music live with a lot of instruments, tools, controllers and mics, all looped and effected in Ableton Live. So, we are now rehearsing nearly full-time. Of course, there are lots of d&B tracks on my computer. Some have been completed, some have almost been completed and there are billions and billions of sketches. There are plenty of goals, but I don´t want to force myself to go just after one”.

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Ciro Visone & Mr.Hyde with “Emozioni” on Neurals

Breakdown verging on the old skool, amazing climax and unique experience

Media Records EVO is increasingly focussing on Neurals Records and its super label A&R, DJ and producer Mario Piu, ready to jack the sound: a real journey into the uplifting trance heaven. Ciro Visone & Mr.Hyde in “Emozioni” (translated in “Emotions”, available in Original Mix) travel with their groove to high octanes, pushing on a sequencer with a full load of energy. The title is perfect for a euphoric and progressive trancy track. “I’ve always been a fan of Italian dream progressive music. Any production of that time is so good. I love the uplifting trance style, but I have no limits with sub-genres”.

How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“In Italy, we need to go back to the legendary club scene of the last decade”.

Are you inspired by any particular artist? Is there any artist you particularly like and why?
“There are too many people out there. I like new producers that are ditching clichés and release new music. We need to go back to the Italian trance scene. This is a dreamy track and we hope people will identify with it”.

Biography. Ciro Visone is an Italian electronic dance music producer and sound/mastering engineer. He’s a trance and progressive star and he’s also a producer. Ciro was born in October 1978 and he made a start in music in the early 90’s, when he bought his first electronic drum machine, a Roland tr 909. New electro music artists like Alan Parson, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk were his inspiring artists. In the 90’s, he raised the bar of his skills listening to artists like Solarstone, Altitude, Gouryella and he experimented with the first music pc software on Atari and Roland instruments. Now he’s an influencer and his favourite genres are: trance uplifting-epic trance, progressive and electronic music. In collaboration with classical composer Rita Visone, his sister, aka Wrinkled Dogs, he produces soundtracks, jingles, lounge, trance, house and new classic tracks. Today, his music plays at global level with the full support of all DJs of the trance scene.