Untold Sequence interviews Ness

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011

Ness became interested in electronic music in the late 90's. In 2004 he started djing, taking inspiration from various genres going from trance to pure experimentation. The interest in music led him to attend various courses and audio engineer for some years and the conservatory of his hometown.The need to express his emotions through music led him to experiment and research in recent years that better reflect his sound.Since 2009 he founded his own label Mono Records with his friend Bettosun, and releases music in labels such as Prologue, Sonata and Varianz.The experience gained over the years leads to define his DJ sets that are characterized by a strong array of techno and house at the same time.

USQ: What's the setup that you used to make the USQMIX 018 and where was it recorded?

My set up was : 1 mixer Ecler Nuo2, 2 Turntables Technics 1210 MK2, Traktor Scratch Pro and X1 controller ; I recorded the session in my own studio in Cagliari.

USQ: Which are your main influences at the time of producing and and what tools do you use for it?

I have several influences, from ambient sounds to real noise, I spend most time listening to other good artists productions and I think it is inevitable to be influenced,i believe it is a very common thing. It happened to make sound recordings and use them for my music, for a time I used hardware too, but now mainly use Ableton Live and an Akai controller.

USQ: How do you describe your music?

It 's a tough question for me! I can tell you that my main interest right now is increasingly focused on the atmosphere that is intertwined with a hypnotic rhythm. Although I like the melody in most of my productions I prefer to concentrate more 'on the care of the sounds rather than in finding a particular melody.

USQ: What was the pourpose to create MONO RECORDS and what is the concept behind the proyect?

The intention to create a label (with my friend Bettosun) was born from a need to give free expression to our concept of music. Mono Records is not tied to a particular genre, we prefer to give space to different types of music, the only thing that should bind the release are an array of deepness and quality.

USQ: We can see that you start this 2011 with intensity, making a release for a great label like PROLOGUE. How was that contact to release ''DIAGNOSTIC FEDERATION'' and what your inspiration for it?

I am very proud and happy to have started 2011 with a release on one of the labels that I admire most 'in the European techno scene. The "Diagnostic Federation Ep" was born like most of my productions, so when I make music I do not think too much to what label can fit (or better it's the second step when the track is finished) , rather those who have to listen (play and dance too) and the message that can have inside it's more important for me.
Prologue has been in contact with me at the right time and I want to thank my friend Claudio PRC for this and of course Mr. Tom Bonaty.

USQ: What are your plans for this 2011? (Records, Remixes, Dj-Sets, Lives)

Although we are already in mid-2011, in the coming months, I have different music to be released, a new ep on Prologue together with Rasmus Hedlund, on Synewave together with Attemporal and on Jato Unit for which i have one remix and one solo ep. In August I will perform together with Claudio PRC at Test Festival in Torreblanca for a Mono Records Showcase with Attemporal as well; i'm still working on my own live set but i don't know if i'm yet ready for it, i'm still prefering the djing side at the moment :)

USQ: Top 5 of best tracks ever for you?

Crazy question! I can say there's so many good artists and tracks that is a pity to choose just 5... but anyway i will try, with no particular order :

Basic Channel - Phylyps Trak II
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Dj Rolando - Jaguar
Robert Hood - Minus