Firstplanet Pro starts out with an amazing duo of producers who are well known in the scene: Moratto and Florian F. The two are back to release “Independiente”, a rhythmically enthralling track that finds its sublimation in the accordion sound.
How did you come up with “Independiente”?
“’Independiente’ is the result of my passion for this kind of sound that I have already used in the past and which is part of my way of interpreting music. This also appeals to people who don’t go to clubs”.
How would you define the genre of “Independiente”?
How did you end up working with Florian F?
“Florian worked in my own record company, with a different label, and I liked his tracks”.
This is not the first time that you use Latin sounds and voices: why South America?
“This is a difficult question, but I must admit that I am first and foremost an accordionist and I’m focussed on Argentine tango and that kind of sound is in my DNA”.
In addition to several singles, are you also working on an album?
“Yes, ‘Independiente’ is one of the songs and I hope to publish an album with the material I already have. The follow-up already exists. It will be an album with statements of world leaders on peace and self-determination of people”.
Have you been very close to the house world lately? Is your sound no longer techno?
“This is true, but between the lines you will always find a techno and electronic influence”.
Why did you choose Firstplanet?
“I have always admired Media Records for its great contribution to world music. Gianfranco Bortolotti for me is the best, even if I once worked for a competitor laber. I have always admired his work and the work of his artists”.
How do you imagine house and dance sound in the next few years?
“I imagine it as ‘Independiente’, nice to listen to, to dance and with a meaning that the title itself is suggesting”.
Biography. Born in Italy, in Trieste, at the age of 5 Elvio Moratto attended a folk school where he studied accordion. At the age of 11 he was admitted to G. Tartini conservatory with piano and cello. Later, he focussed to electronic music. He made his debut with the Gino D ‘Eliso project. He worked with Angelo Baiguera. He formed a band with Fulvio Zafret (drums), David Sion (guitar), Bruno Salmoni (guitar) and Sergio Portaluri (bass): Moratto played keyboards. The band caught the attention of Ron at Polygram. Q Concert was formed and brought together several record companies, involving Ron, Goran Kuzminac and Ivan Graziani. In 1983, he moved to Rome and worked with Claudio Simonetti. “Beauty Queen”, the first album, was released. The band released Radio Movie, which got to the final selection of Festivalbar in Verona. He worked on his first remix with Marco Trani, it was “Infiniti Treni” for Renato Zero. In 1987, with a small Roman club, he formed a trio with Andrea Prezioso and Jovanotti. With Jovannotti he produced the single “Walking”. In 1988, Moratto sent a demo to Videogram, the then record company of Sabrina Salerno: in addition to the single “My Chico”, Moratto was in charge of the production of Sabrina’s entire album. In the ‘90s he worked with Scialpi. In 1992, he started his career as full time DJ; with Ricky Persi and Davide Rizzatti, he joined Expanded Music and DFC brand. The most important project was achieved with Ramirez and later he paired with DJ Cerla to produce other hits. He was invited by Ennio Morricone, and he was responsible for the electronic part of the new film by Barry Lewinson “Disclosure”. In ’96, he became resident DJ at Zona Club. Angelino was his first mentor. In ’98, he fell ill and he was not on the scene for four years. In 2002, he resumed production with Floorfilla brand and with Dj Cerla. In 200, he reopened his Batman Studio and packed an experimental album, “Exactivity”.