Ciro Parcheri change the rules with “Embargo”

“Embargo” is the result of the joint work between Elvio Moratto and Ciro Parcheri, two experienced producers. This track has a Balearic house mood with a nice guitar loop, very close to the trance music scene. “It’s been an honour for me to access the world of Media Records and Firstplanet Pro. I’m not saying it has changed my life as producer right now, because we meet a few months ago. But I hope things will change for the better”, says Ciro Parcheri from his Jo’s Recording Studio in Glasgow.
And now? Are you ready with some work in progress?
“My latest work is ‘Quantum’ by Ciro Parcheri, a song that was released on Firstplanet; this track, ‘Embargo’, with Elvio Moratto; and an another future release is ‘Xpander’ that will be released on Neurals Records”.
Do you think individual artists have their own sound identity?
“Yes and I created mine and I created a specific sound for my music style. And yes, I think my music is different from the music of other artist”.

What’s your favourite genre?
“Trance and progressive house”.
Who do you think could be the new influencer in dance music, nowadays?
“Music brings great joy to people’s lives, but EDM is dominating, and it’s been growing more and evolved more in the past few years”.
Is your sound all about progressions captivating the crowd and play the right music?
“In my opinion, house music is my sounds or I say progressive house and trance is the sound that produces more emotion”.
What’s your goal to create sense of accomplishment in your music?
“I want to be a great music producer and Dj and to design my own sound. So, I want to keep strong and positive. For the future ahead”.
Who are your favourite artists?
“I will mention just two artists that have influenced my music: Robert Miles (R.I.P.) was an artist that I have always admired as a music producer and as a person. And Calvin Harris, an artist that has inspired me a lot and his music has given me lots of inspiration”.
When was your first studio experience?
“Many years ago, 1994, it was the first time I worked in a real recording studio, and I fell in love straight away. My first live act performance was in 1996 at the Cube in Naples, Italy”.

ZeroRh by Mastro J presents “TechnoStar”

Mastro J is an Italian DJ and producer: the name is Gerardo Nardelli. He’s a creator of jingles for successful television programs. He came to Firstplanet Pro with “TechnoStar”, a nine-minute track in which he alternated techno elements with progressive house suggestions. Breaks and re-starts will make the DJs happy looking for the piece to overturn the dance floor.

Mastro J, how did you approach the house world?
“Everything came from the Chicago Warehouse. To me, a DJ should at least know the genre and the story of a profession based on need to find a way to make music, and without knowing how to use a specific instrument”.
What kind do you produce today?
“I am very eclectic, I realize that today is not an advantage at all. With the support of Spotify or similar media, the identity of an artist must be clear and clear. Unfortunately, since there is no more research, one is a victim of… ‘swipe and go’ and then bound to a category. With this mechanism the time of a playlist is survived”.
How did you approach Media Records and Firstplanet world?
“I have always been fascinated by the golden age of the Italian dance, it was not difficult to know the main actors of an epic. As soon as I had the right inspiration, I immediately sent the demo through the new platform and received all the necessary assistance for the success of the release”.
How did you create the track that will be published by Firstplanet?
“I was inspired by the 90s techno, or rather the techno that was produced in Brescia in the 90s. I supposed that a track like that could find space in an artist’s set, maybe at a BXR Superclub party”.
How and to what extent do you contaminate your house?
“To me, in general, old movies are the biggest form of contamination. From here start many ideas that I try to materialize through the large container that the house genre can be, embracing many cultures and many sounds from different worlds”.
What do you still have at the construction site?
“Surely so much music, lately I’m very interested in electronics between the ’80s and early’ 90s. I’m having a lot of fun recreating my studio with the instruments and synths that characterized the period, like the legendary Korg M1 keyboard. This is where my new music starts, after a long time chasing the EDM from the festival”.

Firstplanet in triple effect has generated another two brand-new satellites Pro and Academy

Firstplanet is the first totally automated e-label in the world: it’s 100% engineered, it uses its artificial intelligence to speed up every type of procedure, from the first selection of tracks – that are now so many – to uploads and the contracts on tracks. Globally, this is a major step forward in the production management.

Now Firstplanet is in triple effect: Firstplanet, Firstplanet Academy and Firstplanet Pro.
Firstplanet is the first step to land on its e-label. A dynamic, transversal label, the right gym for those approaching the world of production.

  • Firstplanet Academy is the step that an artist must take to access the professional world.
    Firstplanet Pro is the flagship of FP galaxy, the destination for any talented artists who, for one reason or another, are not with the Premium and Main labels of Media Records EVO world.
  • Firstplanet stargate has been specially designed to access the world of Media Records EVO labels: the first step, the mandatory passage, the careful approach, the test, the entrance examination to the upper floors of the new international discography; in recent weeks it has reached 500 DJs in its own roster.

The record labels of Media Records Group reorganized by splitting into Premium Labels and Main Labels.

  • Premium labels include glorious brands, such as BXR, Claxixx, UMM, Tarantula Music and Neurals: thus converging interests, attention, energy and communication on these entities that are very close to techno and electronic music, bass, and up to trance.
  • Main labels are: Heartbeat, Heartbeat Black, EDMedia, Futurenoize and Underground to satisfy lovers of the house, the big room, the “lento violento” (“slow violent” style) bordering into the experimental area.

Moratto & Florian F are back with “Independiente”

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”?
“Latin house”.
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”.