INTERVIEW WITH ONIWAX
Number four in the Zoo:Technique Label series is the italian based Dj and Producer OniWax. He gives us some impressiones about new projects in the future he you can expect and intresting impressions about his Dj life like traveling and producing. Take a look behind the curtin and enjoy the interview with OniWax from Zoo:Technique.
Hello OniWax thanks for talking to us. Now it’s April2014 , how do you reflect back on 2013? What lessons do you take into the new year and did you had a very special moment you still remember?
Thank you guys it is a pleasure.
2013 has been full of changesand especially it was an important year, marked the beginning of cooperation with the Zoo:Technique and with my friends Kasbah Zoo With this new team are working very new stuff coming for 2014
What does 2014 hold for you and your musical pursuits? Are there any big plans or is it business as usual?
I hope that this 2014 follow the positive trend of 2013. This artistic collaboration with the Kasbah Zoo has created a unique sound, a fusion of techno, tribal percussion, analog synths and vocals. there are many releases and remixes already planned for 2014 on various labels: King Street souds, Dood, Safe, entail, Zoo:Technique and many others will be announce very soon.
Since when are you involved in electronic music and when was the point of breakthrough which let you become professional?
OniWax is my new solo project after more than 20 years of experience in the music industry.
I worked with others pseudonyms in the past i played in the most important venues of the north Italy and collaborated with a lot of music producers and live band. I worked at 360° in the music industry, from records shop’s manager till radio director. I always lived of music.
Do you have a residency Club you play regular?
After years of residence in the underground scene in the north Italy, this year I decided to focus completely on music production and the search for new sounds.
What’s your favorite producing tool and do you also use hardware for your productions?
I love to use ableton since 2005 (ableton 5.0). Ableton is a software that has revolutionized the way I make music. Among the many virtual instrumets and plug ins available, my favorites are the Native Instruments Kontakt and all the waves plug ins .. but i always get my sound from my external machines (north lead 2x rack, moog little phatty and micro Korg)
Do current, contemporary sounds and styles influence you in the studio? Or would you describe it as a timeless working environment?
I think it’s impossible not to be influenced by the sounds of the moment, but above all very hard not to be influenced by its own background. But the daily commitment is to express themselves through their sound, experimenting and hazarding
How do you spend your time between your gigs when you Travel?
I love to eat, drink and buy technology technological gadgets
Do you have a particular gig in the winter season you are looking forward to?
I started the OniWax project in 2013, i left my old project focusing more on the dj set. I’m focusing above all on the production and at the moment there aren’t any upcoming show that i’m looking forward to play!
What’s your favorite tune from the last months you constantly play in your DJ sets?
The Deepshakerz We Are (Safe Records)