Mário Rodrigues pushing with “Dark Matter”

A Portuguese DJ and producer, Mário Rodrigues, lands “Dark Matter” with Underground. He always has a futuristic, innovative and unique approach to create, through experimentation, an original sound ranging from very shady environments to breathtaking tracks. And the dancefloor is full of energy. The live sets are always dynamic and intense: he’s a pro performer who knows how to rock the crowd with groovy, mad and rolling bass techno sound.

He started with djing in 1997 and five years after he decided to dedicate his life to music production releasing many tracks under different names, like DROID, TaXidermY, Droidbeatz, Droidpanik and Poizon and now on Media Records EVO label.

Has Media Records in some way changed or enriched your life as a producer?
“Well, it is the first time that I work with Media Records. It’s good to represent new labels to reach more public”.
Do you have any tracks ready to play and release?
“You can always find my latest works on my store. I start from ‘Inspiration Comes From Pain’ by Sonico (Mário Rodrigues Remix), ‘Stop Being a Bitch’ by Ekim Amard & Mário Rodrigues (Original Mix) and ‘Levels’ by Lenny Dee & DX (Mário Rodrigues Rmx)”.
Have you an album in progress too?
“Yes, it’s ready”.
How would you define you music style?
“I like to do different things in music, always depending of the mood and emotions of the day. But usually yes, the main style of my productions is techno”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“It’s good when a new label has an interest in your work, because you can reach out to more people. So I’m very happy”.
How do you think the sound could evolve?
“I don’t really know how sound could evolve, it’s an abstract process and time will tell. I think the sound, no matter the style, it’s in constant evolution. Time changes and everything changes with it. This is how it works”.
What’s your goal?
“My main goal is to do what I love most, music, and with music connect with people to share good moments and happiness”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“I admire tons of artists from different music styles and they all inspire me”.
Which is the best record ever?
“I would say ‘The Fat Of The Land’ by The Prodigy. Their music always was very advanced for the time, ‘Fat of the Land’ was an album that marked my adolescence and somehow made grow my interest for electronic music production and electronic music in general”.

KZ spin the wheel with “The Great Destroyer”

Diego Mocho de Roberto is KZ a drum’n’bass and electro lover. Diego was born in Naples in 1984 and later moved to Fiuggi. Hip pop, rock, alternative crossover, metal punk, hard-core industrial breakbeat and drum’n’bass had a major impact on him.

He’s been experimenting with several artists on different projects and his passion for music grew when he started singing in local metal hard-core bands. In 2012, he put together his crew, we are anonymous, experimenting for the first time as a DJ and event organiser basically as a new game to play. Starting from small university gatherings and bigger collaborations with Rome-based organisations and DJs (DJ Skalibur and DJ Yakuza), KZ has worked with alternative rock bands. In 2016 and 2017, he performed with several artists in the international DNB scene.

“This is how I love electronic music even more, I say this because I used to go clubbing in the middle of the 90s. List some of your latest works. I am working a lot on drum and bass tracks for dnb labels, lately I have also been planning to put together an electro/rock band, but I’m not quite there yet”.

Would you say that three main styles have had a major impact on you style?
“Definitely, drum and bass rock/metal and hip-hop. If I was forced to pick one only, I would say drum and bass which, in turn, has resulted from rock metal and hip-hop”.

Which is your favourite scene?
“Of course DNB. I am in love with its several faces and contaminations and sound has been created by so many producers through the years. Generally, it’s very difficult for a style of music to be so eclectic”.

Are you very happy and excited to work with Media Records EVO crew?
“Yes, actually it’s my first official release as a solo artist in the music arena and I would never thought I could publish tracks that are mainly drum and bass with the historic Media Records EVO”.

How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“Well, experimenting is the main rule driving music evolution both for the sound and live events. My goal is bring my music out there into the world if I can follow it around myself, well that’s all good”.

Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire and why?
“Cypress Hill. In their albums, you can listen to the sound and mood that are ever-changing through the years, they’ve published collaborations with artists from so many different music scenes. This band has changed my life”.

Which is the best record ever?
“’Walk This Way’ by Aerosmith feat. Run DMC, one of the first historical fusions between rock and rap that started out so much music that I love. I think it’s the work I am most proud of, I hope you will like it too”.

 

Leo Paoletta with “Indy” on Firstplanet

“Technodome” includes the first Firstplanet tracks with an international hype – mostly USA and South American tracks. Leo Paoletta is an Indy (Original Mix) dj producer exploring techno with random moving sounds sketching concentric circles on hypnotic rhythms. Dj producer and remixer, he started out in 1990 in a local radio station and he now plays in many Italian clubs.

Has Media Records in some way changed or improved you as a producer?
“Yes, absolutely, I’ve got the right drive to keep pursuing my goal”.
Tell us about your latest works. Any “work in progress”, any new production ready to go?
“My new productions ready to go: ‘Black Rocks’ (Original Mix); ‘Fobia’ (Original Mix); ‘Homeland’ (Original Mix); ‘Revolution is Dance’ (Original Mix)”.
Do you identify with any music style?
“Definitely techno, but with deep and progressive influences”.
What’s your favourite genre?
“love techno and I like any genre that fits with my new tracks”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records and Firstplanet?
“I am very happy to work with an historic label, this is a great opportunity for me and my music”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“My sound can evolve and be played in major live events, as it’s captivating physically and emotionally”.
What’s your goal?
“I want to keep producing tracks in line with my music, I want to work with Media Records and this is how I will play my music trendy clubs”.
Are you inspired by any particular artist?
“I like Carl Cox, Solomon, Umek, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills, Deborah De Luca and many more”.
What’s the best record ever, in your opinion? And why?
“Honestly, there are so many records and it is very difficult to pick one”.
Would you like to say something about your track published by Media Records?
“I think it’s a good track, and I also think that if Media Records decided to publish it, it believes in me, in my music and in my skills”.

“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”.

“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

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.

 

Firstplanet begins with the first goal

The super platform created by Gianfranco Bortolotti laeves the first track to a main label of Media Records Evo. The world of discography changes radically, now

Firstplanet really starts with big first result. The platform created by Gianfranco Bortolotti provides the first track to a main label of Media Records Evo. From this amazing stargate, which acts as a filter of the quality of the songs that come from all over the world DJs and producers, newcomers and professionals, has passed e promoted on upper level “Xpander”, the brand new international Ciro Parcheri, an artist that lives and works in Glasgow and specialized in trance music.

MAI (Music Advance Interface aka Music Artificial Intelligence), a Firstplanet automated system, thanks to its algorithm created by admixture by the ingenious act Filippo Lazzarini, has received, analyzed and forwarded the song in question to Neurals Records, the infamous dj trance label of A&R Mario Piu. That says: “Let’s talk about a vision and a very important goal, the future of dance music and not only: the track sent to me is really strong. This algorithm, managed and supported as said by artificial intelligence, will be our new weapon for the conquest of the market and for the search for new emerging talents”.

Gianfranco Bortolotti, Firstplanet stargate creator, supports and highlights the peculiarities of the entire platform: “In a changing world and in which we must get used to living with bot, AI and blockchain, this is the first step in the innovation needed to revolutionize. It is the strong and clear signal that we will no longer miss out on artificial intelligence (with obviously unavoidable possible consequences) that will help us manage complex operations and anticipate them the evolutions, and we are the first in the world to do this in music”.

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#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo
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Claxixx label has been launched with “Tuareg” (George V Remix) by BXR Legacy

Another brand-new label for a nostalgic futuristic sound from Media Records Evo

Newly-created Claxixx (Media Records Evo collective) starts out with a BXR classic 2000 remake: “Tuareg” by Ricky Le Roy. The exoteric atmospheres only remain from the original track. Everything else has been smartly reprocessed by the Greek dj George V on a captivating tech house background. This is the imprinting from BXR Legacy collective, a group of music entities sharing the same interests or working together to achieve a common objective.

In the words of Gianfranco Bortolotti, Media Records Evo CEO and BXR Legacy A&R: “Claxixx is a nostalgic label looking at the future: it’s an outright contradiction of rulez. It starts out with ‘Tuareg’ release to explore new horizons of success. BXR Legacy is an avant-garde label ignoring the past and with a need to experience its sound. There will be mostly new tracks, but that may not be just now”.

Claxixx is different from cooperatives, as they do not necessarily focus on economic benefits or saving. BXR Legacy brand also refers to a whole different category: human music producers and visionary elements. For business purposes, a collective is defined as a decentralized or majority-based decision-making style. BXR Legacy also reaches out to share and exercise biz and social power and to take decisions on a consensus-driven and equal basis.
“Our crew is a group of people who live together in some kind of dwelling or residence: the living area is organized for their specific purposes. Our artists, including musical staff, are typically individuals with the same drive to produce and provide evidence of art as a group. In terms of size, these groups may include a few people up to thousands of members”.
The resulting artistic styles are extremely different. Their drive may be based on common or individual purposes. Some collectives are simply made of people who have fun to play together with no other goal or motivation.
“A worker legacy is a type of horizontal collectivism; business work as a partnerships of individual professionals who consider each other as equal and they are rewarded for their expertise. The working collective is conceived to reduce costs for final users and ensure proper profitability for partners. This is done by eliminating operating costs on multi-levels of management”.

Priority official hashtags
#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo
#claxixx #bxrlegacy
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Supporting by Sasha and many more djs.

Luca Antolini & Eddy Rave with “Your Soul” on Neurals

Much love for the most hard trance atmospheres now gives magical results on the Media Records Evo trance label

The dj and the Italian producer Luca Antolini knows Eddy Rave about twentyeight years ago. The duo has produced a really interesting production. After being supported, published and reviewed by Giuseppe Ottaviani, Andrea Mazza and many more djs, they landed on Neurals Records, the Mario Piu label belonging to the Media Records Evo group, a legacy and family for who love music.
Always engaged in the trance front, Antolini explains that he is still interested in all kinds of electronics. “Let’s say the trance always affects every style I’ve made”.
For months collaborating with Eddy Rave. How are you?
“We are doing so many beautiful things. And we’re just beginning. We always smell with psy trance, trance uplifting, electronic sounds in general. We like to experiment and venture”.
Would you make a back2back or would you share the console with Eddy Rave?
“With Eddy I produce and, yes, I would make a nice live. He is also very good with machines and keyboards. After all, I would not have any problems with anyone, I always got along with everyone”.

Have you always loved the trance?
“Of course, from the early records with melodies in the late 80s and early 90s. In the times, however, I liked the various Mike Oldfield, Vangelis, Depeche Mode, Morricone, so much that they created trance worlds without even knowing it. Then, in the mid-90s, the meeting with Roland Brant, Gianni Parrini, Valez, DJ Panda and Ricci, and with my dream house dream, I was convinced that it was my world; without forgetting techno and progressive”.
How did you approach Mario Piu and discovered Neurals Records?
“I suggest ‘Your Soul’ and ‘One Vison’ to Mario and he both liked it. ‘Your Soul’ is a symbiosis between Eddy and me: we love to play the epic melodies enriched by strong and rights sounds influenced by other genres like psy trance or techno”.
If you listen to some of your hardtrance productions in the 2000s, you almost understand your fashionable anticipation of psy trance.
“The psy sound is very close to the low horse said in the thirties. Of psy I like the dynamics between chest and bass: when they leave, they are devastating together. But then all those ethnic vocals after a while become monotonous”.

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#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #neurals #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo #lucantolini
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