INTERVIEW WITH STEFANO KOSA
In January 2011 he signed his first release. Since that time his productions are appreciated and played by most important DJs / producers in the world. Now, after 4 years he is one of the most popular Italian producers and his tracks are played by Richie Hawtin and other big names
Hey Stefano thank you for taking your time to give Viva la Electronica this interview.
Hello and thanks to you for this interview, is a pleasure
Yes i live in a big and famous city, Milan. I think there are many difference between Milan and the rest of Italy. Is my city and to play here is always great, from this season i’ve started a collaboration with the most important after party called “Change the beat” and especially with Too long staff.
Milan is different because there are always a lot of parties, from Techno to commercial, every night and, sometimes, during the day too. In the others city there is more relax, Milan is the “fashion capital”
What is your favorite Club you have played?
For sure “Pacha Sharm El-sheikh” and “Pacha Ibiza“. 2 incredible clubs, super sound system and very hot dancefloor. I’ve found, during this year, many places very very top, but this 2 are the best at the moment for me.
What do you think about Toolroom ? Is your relationship to Toolroom rather based on a buisness level or do you also have personal contact to the other artists?
I know the label from many years and i’ve always a great respect for them, i remember always the big posters in Ibiza and never think in my mind “I can sign a track on Toolroom”. Well, in the beginning was business level but mail by mail i’ve discovered with a big pleasure a big persons too, about Toolroom i want to thank always my friend and super producer Adrian Hour for the first opportunity
What is the next project you have in the pipeline and will be working on? Did you run also a own label or stuff like that?
I’ve many projects out soon. There is a my personal e.p. with 4 original tracks but at the moment is in my computer and in another computer but i can’t spend many words about it, will be a surprise, i hope! In June will be out my original track “Party mood” on Elrow music and my remix for Elio Riso & Alejandro Arroyo “Honey on my hands” already played by Carl Cox on Blend it records. During the summer i’ve another remix for George Privatti, one for Fernando Mesa and i’m waiting for confirm another remix on a Canadian label and then i’m working on new original tracks for next season. I have a label too with Mirko Flower, called “Beat it music” and we planning the next winter season
Which artist would you like to remix in the future?
I really really love Sam Paganini, is a my friend and i’ve a incredible respect for him, which person and artist. Yes, i hope can have this opportunity in future
When did you first get in touch with electronic music and when did you decide to become a dj and producer?
My father was a dj too but in the beginning i wasn’t interested. I decided during one of my first night with “dancer”. I remember that moment, i was with a my friend, the club was full and the people crazy. I called in love with this world and 12 years ago i started which a dj but my first production was in 2011
Are you getting inspired by other music, for example classic or soul music for the productions? Do you like to sample or rip off some older material?
I like all styles but i’m inspire only by me, my passion for the house music, techno and all sub genres, i listen always many many vinyls from my father and maybe it is my real and super inspiration. I’ve rip many sample from that vinyls, love the real house and techno music and if you have a culture about it.. you can do what you want!
What’s your favourite producing tool and do you also use hardware for your productions?
In the beginning i used cubase on windows, now from 2 years i use always ableton 8 with my macbook and my “Roland team, Tb-3 Tr-8 and System 1” but i think u can use what u want, the most important thing is your mind, your creativity and your passion
Do you have a particular gig in the summer season you are looking forward to?
10- Off course, i have a really great gigs, now for the summer and we are working for winter too.. Now i’ve played in Bilbao at Zul, really great club and in this summer i will be in Spain again for Sonar, In August in Canada for my first time and in September in Argentina.. in the winter? With Viva la electronica 😉