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”.