Alex Pizzuti strike with “L’Amour Toujours”

Alex Pizzuti is a dj and producer from Calabria, a stunning region in Southern Italy. He has released “L’Amour Toujours” remake in full Tropical Mediterranean music.
How did you come up with the idea of a remake of “L’Amour Toujours”?
“The idea was that of bringing to life a world-class masterpiece that was a kind of soundtrack in my childhood”.
Tell us about some of your latest work. Any “work in progress” new production, ready to go?
“I’m currently working with a friend of mine, Adalwolf, we’ve released a song with Ensis records and we are making other productions close to house music”.
How would you define with your music style?
“I’m still looking for my own style, I like all kind of music, I like deep house and house music”.
How do you think the sound could evolve and be played in big live events?
“In the years to come it will all be live events. Musicians, producers, DJs will join in to create new genres. There will be more room for improvisation. I want to be part of the great world of djs and be remembered for something new”.
Is there an artist that inspires you or that you particularly admire?
“I love Kryder and Oliver Heldens”.
Which is the best record ever, in your opinion? Why?
“Currently the best label in the world is Spinnin’ Records, they release several international artists. but I’m sure that in a few years it will be replaced by Media Records”.
How do you feel about the collaboration with Media Records?
“Media records was my dream since I was a child, I inherited from my uncle (ex dj) several tracks of Media Records, in the 90’s it was the top record company in the world and I’m sure it will become a leader again”.
Have you a comment on your track published by Media Records? And has Media Records in some way changed or enriched your life as a producer?
“I now have the opportunity to release the cover of a legendary track with the label that brought to success so many Italian artists, and this for me is a great honour. Media Records is like a family and, now that I’m part of it, this will change my life as a DJ producer”.

Building on the Alex Pizzuti skills, FP providing the opportunity to remix, reinterpret and transform “L’Amour Toujours” to find new talents and offer all dj remixers a future with Firstplanet e-label: https://www.firstplanet.dance/contest

 

Alex Pizzuti biography. Alex Pizzuti is a DJ/producer. He was born in 1995 in a small town in Calabria, a stunning region in Southern Italy. He was only 14 when he became aware of his talent. Alex started playing live in different clubs, also winning several music competitions as a young and emerging dj and producer. Leveraging on his natural musical instinct, he started writing and composing his first tracks together with local artists, who shared the same passion and love for music. His career took off in 2016, when he signed his first deal with one of the most influential independent labels in Italy ‘Smilax’, releasing his first music EP ‘Comfort zone’ recorded at Supersonic studio, also featuring Miss Julia, a well-known international singer. The EP got also remixed by Keejay Freak; this great producer remixes Lorenzo Jovanotti’s music, one of the most successful Italian artists. His tracks were also included in the official compilation of Universal music. Since then Alex never stopped playing as well as djing in a number of European countries, such as Germany and Poland, signing new deals with Dutch and Spanish labels. In 2017, he had an audition at the National Cinema Institute, based in Bologna, where he’s currently studying sound engineering, as he’s planning to get his at UCLA (Los Angeles).

“L’Amour Toujours” gets into a Remix Contest from Firstplanet

Dj Alex Pizzuti has re-interpreted this famous track – that Dzeko & Torres recently revisited. Now the remake voices are available if you want to have fun with the art of remixing:

click on https://www.firstplanet.dance/contest

The idea of a “Remix Contest” has come up with the tropical remake of a great track of Media Records from the ‘90’s and the cover track by Dzeko & Torres – reviving the name of Gigi D’Agostino. Building on the skills of dj Alex Pizzuti, with his version of “L’Amour Toujours”, Media Records EVO is providing the opportunity to remix, reinterpret and transform “L’Amour Toujours” to find new talents and offer all dj remixers a future with Firstplanet e-label.

A shortlist of talents will be selected and the remix tracks will be published. This will also give these talents the opportunity to finalize original tracks with the support of professional tutors. Their original tracks will be published on the main labels of Media Records.

Join the Remix Contest
1) Enter your e-mail address in the relevant form and download the remix pack
2) Create your remix
3) Submit it to Media Records EVO, uploading it on www.firstplanet.dance/e-label
4) You will receive a notification by e-mail

DEADLINE: 15/01/2018

 

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”.

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.

“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

Hidden Aspect with “Bamboo Break” on Tarantula Music

Tarantula Music (Media Records Evo): “Bamboo Break” is a brand-new track from Simon Öggl, aka Hidden Aspect. Austrian composer, producer and band act, born in 1995, he has always played a key role in the scene of Northern Italian sonic artists. His approach to electronic music production builds on a bold music education, both theoretical and practical. Over the years, he has focussed on instrumental performance and composing: he assembled his first orchestral piece at the age of 15. At the very same age, he developed a strong interest for electronic soundscapes, and launched a number of projects as producer, composer and performer of live electronic music.

He’s also a sound designer in the video/film industry.
Hidden Aspect is Simon’s nickname for drum & bass driven concepts that are best described as very glitchy, tribal, mechanorganic and hip-hop influenced. The main objective is to generate a unique sound in the bass scene and push the genre boundaries beyond conventional structures: bassline-driven, punchy drums, crispy highs, hyperactive glitches, crackling groove following a deep tribal flow, all tied up in a framework of orchestral knowledge, music theory and audio editing experiments.

“It´s a good opportunity for me to release on Tarantula, Media Records is a good opportunity. ‘Bamboo Break’ is probably the most minimalistic track I’ve ever made: it’s so too deep, dark and rollin’”, says Öggl. “We play our music live with a lot of instruments, tools, controllers and mics, all looped and effected in Ableton Live. So, we are now rehearsing nearly full-time. Of course, there are lots of d&B tracks on my computer. Some have been completed, some have almost been completed and there are billions and billions of sketches. There are plenty of goals, but I don´t want to force myself to go just after one”.

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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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