Describe your sound in three words
Refreshing, innovative, fusion
As a bass player, would it be safe to assume that your tracks start always with the bass line? Tell us a few things about your creative process.
No, I unfortunately left my bass back home in Italy, therefore here in LA I can’t do that yet. Usually my tracks start more with keys, since that is my main instrument but it can also start with drums or with any exciting sample. “Peach Flavored Vodka” is actually the first song I started with a bassline but I’ll definitely do that more in the future.
Since I’m a producer, I love to start producing and writing at the same time. The distinction between the two often blurs for me, since production gives me endless possibilities of where a song can go. Other times I write piano songs and then turn those into hip hop beats. All the first songs I wrote were mainly piano songs.
Your video describes your 15-year-old past self. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Enjoy every moment while it lastsand embrace your age.
Favorite rapper, lyricist and producer?
Kanye West (both)
Moving from South Tyrol to Berlin and then to LA, which are the main differences between these places and what do they have in common?
South Tyrol stands basically for small town / countryside vibes. It is very quiet, peaceful, people are very friendly but there’s not really an artistic open-mindedness. The mountains, even though they’re beautiful, unfortunately block people’s horizon.Berlin and LA, on the other hand, are major cities where you can be whoever you want to be. Berlin just has the downside that its music business is still limited in its variety and you won’t find enough support to sustain your career in every genre you’d like to create.In LA you have the wholemusic business and that’s why it became my current home.Aside from artistic freedom, it is also the center of the music industry, which inspires you to keep pushing because you know there arepossibilities forsustaining your career.
Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?
Favorite music related film?
Inside Llewyn Davis
Any future plans?
Becoming successful in the industry, either as an artist or as a producer.