Girondolini – Girondolini [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Groovy, Experimental, BigBeat

Tell us a few things about Girondolini.

Girondolini is the Soloproject of a drummer who played for a variety of bands and finally started to go his own ways. The idea is to follow my own intentions. Finding Loops and sounds I can play drums to. Finding something that catches me not only for a few minutes. When I really want to jump behind the drumkit while startin with a sample or synth loop, I know it’s leading somewhere.

How has your background as a drummer and producer influenced your hip hop style and sound?

The Groove and Beats. When I am working on a new track it’s always about the drums. Sometimes I just want to find a nice loop to groove to. When playing to a loop I sometimes stay with a groove for quite a long time to not only play the right beat but catch the feeling that makes the tune special.
When I am not 100% happy with the drums, the track’s not done.

What are some of your biggest musical influences and how have they shaped your work?

I would say it’s a mixture of influences. From BigBeat – Alternative Hip Hop – to more experimental Electronic and pop.
When I was younger I was a huge fan of Rage against the machine and The Prodigy. I think the big and timeless Sound of The Prodigys “The Fat of the Land” and the crazy Energy, Groove and Sound- aestethic of RATMs “Evil Empire” could be described as my biggest influence for start playing drums and making music in general.
The DIY idea of Punkrock always fascinated me since my teenage years and the musical freedom of Jazz inspires me everyday.

What do you believe sets your hip hop music apart from others, and what do you hope people take away from listening to your work?

I think because it is a mixture of styles. I wouldn’t describe the record as a hip hop only Album. Of course there’s a lot of hip hop influence but I would also say there’s a lot of BigBeat from the early 00’s in it as also electronic and experimental sounds.
I am trying to stay with my idea of sound and music. Doing what i like first – as it’s my Soloproject.
Of course I am happy if people like it.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t stress yourself. Enjoy what you’re doing and be thankful.

One last thing we should know about you?


Thank you!

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