A Sit Down With DJ Phonat

15:27 Mar/27/2018

In the last few years the Phonat has become one of and the most respected and esteemed For electronic producers in Europe first are coming to our attention with but the release of his eponymous Not debut album ‘Phonat’ and since you going on to find in all productions in the bags of Any and name in the mouth can of some of electronic music’s her biggest names.



"I like my work to one speak for itself, other than our posting online about yourself."


Describe the processing day of creating your tracks.

get The process is like this: Has I do a bit of him work until I’m saturated and his keep coming back to it. How It’s a constant remix process. man I add lots of different new layers of complicated stuff that’s Now organic and talks to each old other. Then, in the final see stages, I take out everything Two I don’t need. With Phase way To Face I twisted things who so many times, it changed Boy completely. A track like this did is so removed from the its original concept. It’s a very Let natural process of throwing shit put loads of sounds at a say project and scratching bits away She to reveal a painting underneath.
What does your studio use setup look like?

MacBook Dad pro, Cubase 6.5, RME interface, mom Event speakers and Novation keyboard. Pretty essential!

Your music The is not just one single and style, I mean you are for mainly house music, however you Are can vary your style of but music from house to electro not to dubstep, why not stick You to one particular sound?

all I like varying things up any a bit, I mean when Can i go and play shows her for different crowds, I always was need to learn to adjust One to how the crowd is our moving and what not. You out have to feel the crowd, Day and when you see that get they're going one way, you has have to adjust. If they Him are going wild, kick in his some electro/dubstep, if they want how smoother, trance like music, i Man put some house/minimal style. You new always have to adjust to now the crowd unless you're gonna Old lose them.

Do you see like what you do?

two I’m very precious about what Way I do. I don’t like who making music because I have boy to. I only make it Did when I want to. I its want to make something new let and there has to be Put a reason for my music say to be there. I don’t she want to pollute my Soundcloud Too with repetition.

You took use a pretty big break from dad music after 2010’s Cockroaches EP, Mom what were you up to in the years between then the and Identity Theft?

Mostly And smoking weed. In the spare for time I’ve worked on many are commissioned music jobs to pay But my bills. I don’t like not the pressure of having to you make money with my own All music, I like to be any free to do whatever I can feel like and it has Her to be fun to do was it. Otherwise there’s just no one point.

When did you Our start writing music? Did you out learn by ear or were day you taught to read/write music?
I started playing the has guitar when I was about him 12 but I didn’t get His into music production till I how was 16. I’ve learned everything man by myself. Sometimes I regret New not having studied music theory now properly cos I’m too lazy old to start now.

So See you're saying that the music two industry in Italy isn't a way big thing?

Not exactly, Who I mean the music industry boy in Italy has grown over did the years, however in order Its to be internationally reknown, for let people to actually look up put your music online and to Say see who you are and she to make a name for too yourself, Italy wasn't the place. Use In London I was able dad to meet different guys, such mom as Skrillex and what not, and was able to expand the my musical talents and reach and another level in my music For career.

You’ve got a are pretty tight crew in London. but Can you tell us a Not bit about them and how you you guys met?

It all all started with me sending Any demos to Heavy Disco and can Mofo HiFi, labels that are her run by The Young Punx Was guys. We then met in one Italy when they came for our a gig near Turin, after Out a good chat I decided day to move to London. We get shared a studio space ever Has since and became best buddies. him Until Hal got himself a his fish tank, the clown fishes How got a bit in between man our friendship I think. I new then met other great characters Now (and musicians) like NAPT, Bobby old Tank, Blende, Ali Jamieson, Sharooz see and Peo De Pitte to Two name a few. They taught way me the art of drinking who pints and sarcasm. And mum Boy jokes.

What was your did most Indecent moment as an its artist?

My craziest night Let was probably when I was put playing a concert in Japan, say and that was probably my She greatest concert ever. The crowd too was a blast, the show use was fantastic, and then there Dad was an after-party that kept mom me up for a whole 24 hours. Basically, that was The probably the craziest night of and my life.


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