From Italy with love, Riccardo Tavarelli is the producer behind the nickname 40Thavha. Groove lover and progressive house expert, trance music supporter, winking at the big room EDM sound, 40Thavha in his “Antico”, on Firstplanet Academy, perfectly summarizes all these genres, unveiling a tight rhythm, masterly dotted with a maze of fine melodies resulting into a unique, heavenly and relaxing break with a rare and special climax.
DJ and producer Steve Carniel is releasing “Galactical” with Neurals Records, trance label of Media Records EVO Group. Another song comes from the magic cylinder of the A&R label, the DJ and producer Mario Più. The Steve Carniel is moving in the maze of trance turning to progressive places. This track is extremely dangerous and elegant, and it’s also very personal: a very refined sound and perfect to warm up the atmosphere of any event, small or large. The chords are simple, the loop advances inexorably causing an absolute brainwashing.
When was “Galactical” created?
“Immediately after I had the pleasure to work on the remix version of ‘In the Sky’ by Andrea Mazza. About two weeks after the delivery of the remix, I immediately wanted to try a new sound, fixing a lot on deeper and softer sounds, trying o find a different style, something original. The progressive sound was created when T.F.F. and I talked on Skype; he asked me to create something together in this style. Later, with T.F.F we created ‘Fusion’, that was used by Solarstone for his compilation ‘Pure Trance Vol 4’ mixed by Solarstone himself and Gai Barone”.
Do you have any ideas for the public in terms of an album?
“Making an album requires a lot of efforts, on a creative and mental level, from the search for sounds to the character you want to assert. Maybe in the future I might think about it”.
Are you exploring the uplifting trance scene?
“This genre may have an impact for me in the future”.
You approached the trance world between 2001 and 2005 when m2o was founded. Is this true?
“There were good relations with Zero Db radio show by Mazza & Martinelli. At the time I was doing other kinds of music, dance and house. They asked me to create their own single trance, ‘Good Fun’;’To Fight’ by Spin Factory followed”.
Was it important to work with Mario Più?
“The opportunity came up after a remix for Andrea Mazza”.
Is there a culture on electronic music in Italy?
“Here, music is perceived as an event or an experience: it’s only an image. In other countries, electronic music is experienced professionally. Not in Italy”.
How will trance change in the near future?
“Time will tell. I’ve never been interested in this kind of change. Will the public decide? What will be the trend? We do not know”.
T.F.F, DJ and producer, is releasing “Laguna” with Neurals Records, trance label member of Media Records EVO Group. This is a special T.F.F prog journey into the twists and turns of the most elegant harmonies. The title is “Laguna” and it’s a track with a distinguishing club style, with dreamy pads and a sound that Neurals has been getting used to lately, refined and ideal for warm-ups.
T.F.F. is an Italian music project created by Silvio Amata in 2010. Over the years, he’s been mad about all electronic vibes from the 120 to the 140 bpm, especially for trance and progressive genres. In July of 2010, he started to work, first as an advisor and later as music programmer, with Andrea Mazza on Trance Evolution broadcast on m2o Radio, the one and only trance and progressive radioshow in an FM Italian radio station. Building on this experience, he learned to use music software, Ableton Live above all. With this DAW he began to produce his own tracks and mixed selections for different web radios (1mix, Silvermusic, trance-Energy, DI.Fm).
Has Media Records in some way changed or enriched your life as a producer?
“I hope, but a track with Medai Records makes me very proud”.
Any “work in progress” new production, ready to go?
“’Vestali’ and ‘Burn’ on Adinfinitum Recordings by T.F.F. With Swoan Mayer ‘Whitout Contact’ on Touchstone Recordings. With Steve Carniel ‘Fusion’ on Pure Trance and inside the ‘Pure Trance V.4 Compilation’, and ‘Magnitudo’ on Sunstate Records and ‘Cyclone’ on Rielism inside in ‘Rielism V. 4 Compilation’ on Black Hole Recordings. And furthermore ‘Laguna’ on Neurals”.
How would you define your music style?
“Progressive trance with a pinch of dark progressive”.
What’s your favourite genre?
“Progressive trance and dark progressive”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“Really happy and. I can’t wait for my release”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“The most important things is to have fun and entertain people”.
What’s your goal?
“T.F.F project came up as a game. I don’t have and I don’t want a specific goal because this is for me a great passion and it will always be so”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“Gai Barone is a friend and his music for me is a great inspiration. But Above & Beyond for me will be the most important inspiration of my life”.
Which is the best record ever?
“Andy Moor and Adam White present Whiteroom ‘The Whiteroom’. But OceanLab ‘Satellite’ by Above & Beyond it’s perfect”.
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.
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”.