Giovanni Damico – THE RANSOM NOTE MIX
Italian maestro Giovanni Damico has been spinning records and slowly building his reputation over the last few years. The head honcho at White Rabbit Recordings, Gio has shared the stage with Vakula, Red Shape, Brandt Brauer Frick, Patrice Scott, Legowelt and Steve Summers, to name but a few.
He's the man behind the latest Ransom Note Mix and we asked him an array of questions to find out a little more about him and what defines a good mix in his eyes and ears;
Please introduce yourself: Who are you, where are you, what are you?
I am Giovanni Damico, a musician DJ/producer and owner of an underground house label called White Rabbit Recordings. South Italy, Salerno city. A simple man who can't live without doing music.
Where was the mix recorded?
This mix was recorded at the studio of my brother Gianluca Brancaccio with 2 Technincs 1210 and a Rotary Rane Mixer.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
2 ears, an open mind and maybe a joint 😛
What should we be wearing?
Whatever you want, music needs no dresses, maybe the right soul :).
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
I dream an intimate party on a beach with 300 friends, 2 technincs in good condition and if possible a Funktion One.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
Min 38.00 Dices – Confuse (Udacha 2). This record is almost always in my bag.
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
I have no favorite mix, because every mix is about a feeling of the moment, and I like all the life moments.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
My mentor of course, Theo Parrish. I love his skill to create a trip and tell you something through the music. Every time i hear him doing something, automatically I need to make music. To have a b2b with him would be my best experience :).
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
It may seems strange, but I never had a complete consolle at home for DJ-Ing. I started to DJ very young (almost 15 years ago) with friends and I already had a good technique, so I just brought a loyal technics with me, which I inherited from my father, to listen to the records I bought. I always felt myself a musician (as my father) more than a simple DJ, so I always preferred musical instruments in my studio.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
All the tracks played in a set are important for me, because they are like "words" in a sentence, and without the right words it has no sense.
What were the first and last records you bought?
Mmm damn; I can't remember the first one cause my first time I bought more than one record, and then missed them all in various circumstances, so I can't tell :P. However, the last one is a record I bought for 3 euros in a second-hand market: "Steve Arrington – Feel So Real (Atlantic)" 🙂
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A mozzarella salad I guess 🙂
If it was an animal what would it be?
We can see it like a platypus, it's a mixture of various elements that create something cute thanks to the evolution.
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
No-one in particular. It may seems presumptuous but I always try to find a way to play every record I buy, even if they are not club oriented.
Upcoming in the world of Gio?
Music, music and again music. Oh and some gigs here and there to be announced 🙂
Anything else we need to discuss?
Nothing more important than what you can hear.
Find out more about Giovanni Damico over on his Facebook page.
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