Perhaps one of the most exciting happenings in electronic music as of late has been in the resurgence of Italy and the country's musical output. A new wave of talent has emerged producing exquisite sounds reminiscent of the days of classic italo and balearic energy. However, they have offered a new take on what was already a classic, reimagining such sounds for the present day and helping to revolutionise the sound. The likes of Periodica Records and Early Sounds have been pivotal forces and have paved the way for a new field of artists.
Modula is a producer and disc jockey from Naples. Filippo Colonna Romano has released music on the likes of Bordello A Parigi, Tief, Rawax and Tartelet Records. However, it was his most recent outing on Firecracker Records which truly caught our attention, a spectacular EP packed with elements of breakbeat, funk, disco and house.
We are delighted to welcome him to our mix series as he contributes in true style.
Listen and read the interview below:
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
An artist, born and raised in Naples which tries to tell stories through his music.
What does your music sound like?
Mainly Electro Funk, but i surely go through disco and jazz funk too, as far I’m able to create a scenario I’m happy.
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded at Futuribile Record Club in Naples, the headquarters of all of us from the Periodica crew, where I picked few of my favourite records for this mix.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
“Dancing with the beat and moving your feet”
What should we be wearing?
Anything you want really, but those Levi’s salopette will be a tip!!
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I just moved back in my hometown in Naples, after 8 years in London, so recording it in one of the many beautiful spot in my beloved city will make me happy, system not so important
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Al, Puccy & Claude - I Think... (Dance Version)
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
There are so many, but definitely something i listen almost everyday is the Breakfast Show with Charlie Bones on NTS. TOP NOTCH!!
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Not really a DJ, a selector, but David Mancuso will be definitely on top of my list. Playing at “The Loft” i guess was an unforgettable experience. Get that time machine sorted!!!
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
It was and still is: 2 decks and 1 mixer
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
Every track is important. It is like a chain, every ring is essential to lock the listener into it.
What were the first and last records you bought?
If I remember well, the first was “Kraftwerk - The Man Machine” and last one is definitely the soundtrack of “Amore Tossico” by Detto Mariano
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Sweet & Savoury
If it was an animal what would it be?
The tiger from “Scarface”
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Not found one yet
Upcoming in the world of…
Well, after those 3 releases on Bordello a Parigi, Tartelet Records and Firecracker, I’m thinking to spread few other concepts for the 2018. My focus at moment is on Periodica Records. For the neapolitan chaps around Naples I’ll be playing for Soul Express on 22/12.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Thanks to Ransom Note for this opportunity hope you all will enjoy the mix.
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