Paulo Moya is ready with “Men Don’t Think”

Paulo Moya is a DJ, producer, youtuber and promoter based in Helsinki, Finland. He has released a track superimposing several cultural styles on Firstplanet Academy: “Men Don’t Think”. House, techno, electro: leveraging on each of these music genres, this artist has forged a track with different rhythm breaks to add value to the already captivating sound.
Has Firstplanet in some way changed or enriched your life as a producer?
“I’m waiting to see what impact Firstplanet can generate”.
What’s the best record ever, in your opinion?
“’Exit’ by Tangerine Dream and ‘RadioActivity’ by Kraftwerk”.
Please list some of your latest works. Any “work in progress”, new production, ready to go?
“My ‘Subtanasia EP’: dark grooves and hypnotic sounds with an exquisite video production available on Youtube. I love techno, intelligent techno, acid, electro, ambient, new wave and classical Music (not opera)”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“Massive events are for massive crowds, to be honest, I do not go to big live events, I don’t like the music that they play. Actually, I do not interact properly with other humans. I prefer my dark room with the synth. In terms of music, production must keep working on Intelligent sounds and deep dark grooves”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“Emmanuel Top, Dj Misjah and the original Josh Wink. All of them have the same factor: basic technology and massive creativity. Actually, I do not remember any contemporary techno track that makes the people screaming in ecstasy (because of the music, not the pill) while the dance floor becomes an earthquake. That was a unique experience with tracks like ‘I Am Ready’ (Josh Wink), ‘Keep Your Love’ (Dj Misjah), ‘Turkish Bazar’ (Emmanuel Top). Where is my time travelling machine? Give me one more night like that, please”.
When was your first studio experience?
“Around my 14. Recording an old oil tank (for around 200 litres) that I was hitting with 2 sticks, it was my first Industrial band experience, in my mind I was doing something like Einstürzende Neubauten. My first live set at 16 in Santiago of Chile with 50 records in my bag. Djing 5 Hours non-stop”.

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”.

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”.

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.

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”.

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#gianfrancobortolotti #mediarecords #firstplanet #djs #neodarwinism #mediarecordsevo
#claxixx #bxrlegacy
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The analogue conseguence of BXR

A new project uses modular technology: for techno live is really crucial

Ivan aka GHOST303, Phil and 6470 have been able to record jam sessions in the studio to extrapolate sounds that will probably create a collaboration. The three musketeers say: “the BXR was, is and will remain… The Sound of the Future”. The BXR sound of the coming years will be radioactive, dirty, crude and high-tech at the same time: “Retro futuristic, minimal kind of techno with shitloads of glitching and headspace”.

“We are now putting stuff together for this new modular live techno project that is basically a collaborative concept between Davide and me, probably spiced up with audiovisual live”, say GHOST303. “As to how we will develop the project, I can not answer precisely”, says 6470: “Probably, we based on what does not fit 100 percent in today’s techno world”. GHOST303 talks: “For the techno stuff, I work a lot with analogue gear and modulars. Distortions and glitches come natural if you touch knobs and cables”. “Till today, I wonder how it has become possible to become slaves of something as stupid and simple as a drum machine”, 6470 asks himself. GHOST303 reveals: “Actually, I don’t listen to techno very much. It’s just fun doing it”.


Phil Kieser explain: “Studio sessions face to face work better sometimes. Especially in an environment like the Alps: atmosphere, nature, magic. Lots of things to get inspired by. So, in the real time we exchange with our collab pa unique things then happen more likely. We’ve learned this from BXR back in the days when Gianfranco Bortolotti and his artists were working closley together in the Media Records Studios in Roncadelle. BXR don’t have a definitive direction, but we have a vision, which is to put the label back in the spotlight of electronic music, on first planet if you will”.
Where do ideas come from, in BXR home? 6470: “From experimentation and heavy electronic manipulation of sound”. GHOST303: “We do what we love. We are slaves to the modulars and to the sound. It’s this what guides us”.
How do you dissociate techno from fashion and its sounds? 6470: “I do not mean fashion: if I see something I like, I wear it, but if I feel something I like, I do it in my own way”. GHOST303: “I don’t follow trends”. Any names to keep on target? 6470: “Mike Dehnert, Object, Dj Rum, Struction and many others from that scene”. GHOST303: “Climaxim, Continuum Series 1991-1998”.

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Out next June 11th the amazing “Mediterranean Techno EP Vol. 1” on Underground

Ch'Ab - Mediterranean Techno EP Vol. 1Ch’Ab techno tracks have been influenced by mental and psychosis, psychedelic, hypnotic and experimental sounds. During the last years, Ch’Ab performed with several overseas and European artists from the underground scene (but not only) such as Len Faki, Gary Beck, Rebekah, Laura Jones, Neverdogs, Chris Liberator, Henry Cullen aka Dave the Drummer, Lawrie Immersion, Rachel Rackitt, Jerome Hill, Rob Stow, Dj Zebedee, Francesco Zappalà, Mad Alba and many others.

Ch’Ab’ Nu Techno style has been revisited through the release of three new remixes made in collaboration with the turkish Emir Hazir (“Mediterraneo”), with Nikola Carusso (“Basic Info”) and one made with Earth Control Room (“Besiktas”). This Ep will be released on the 11th of June on Underground, the techno label by Media Records.

Born in 1982, the Dj and producer is well known thanks to the track “Polymeric” (Labrynth) and has started to move his first steps in the underground world during 2009. Co-founder of the Loungesquatt Organization project, he’s been part of the best live parties in Milan and Berlin.

“My adventure with Media Records has just begun. I’m sure it will change in a very exciting challenge. I’m very happy and proud to be part of Media crew: it has been a great unexpected surprise, I never thought this could really happen”, says Ch’Ab.

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