IVAN MASA

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Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there? • I live in Italy in my city Caserta, near Naples. the scene here is very strong, techno music is loved by many people .... we have many important artists here and one of them is Joseph Capriati. • How did you first start playing electronic music? I approached the world of electronic music at the age of 11 thanks to my father's passion for artists like Pink Floyd, Rockets, Kraftwerk and many others ... at the age of 15 he gave me my first synth a Yamaha dx27. I inherited from him a large collection of 80s vinyls. electronic music is part of me, I love long melodies, warm bass lines and disco sound. What's been happening recently? • 2019 started out great, I did a lot of shows around the world, I visited lots of new places and met lots of nice people. I am very happy that people appreciate my music this has always been my dream You released your new single 'Neon' on September 6 2019, what influenced the sounds and songwriting for this track? • Neon is a great track, maybe my favorite track. I wanted to create this track entirely with the microkorg. Neon was born in one night in April while I was listening to an old 1989 album by Depeche Mode, in fact, it reflects their sound a lot. What programs/instruments did you use to create Neon? • I created Neon entirely with live ableton, micokorg and nord lead Where and when did you record/produce? • until 5 years ago I was producing in my room with a computer and a midi keyboard. today I finally created my studio at my house, all my music are recorded and produced in my studio How has the response been from fans? • the response of the fans was fantastic, so many important DJs support my Neon track around the world including Solomun, Magdalena and many others ... I am happy that my music manages to get so high. Neon was released on Monaberry, how did you come to release with this record label? • Monaberry was a great achievement for me and it wasn't easy. 1 year ago i had my the first release with Nativity. That i release on monaberry I have to thank my great friend CIOZ an incredible artist. 1 year ago he played my nativity track and the Super Flu fell in love with my music and after 2 weeks I was contacted to release nativity on Monaberry. I think this is the best way to get to great labels, in a very natural and stress-free way. Monaberry is a large and beautiful family and always offers quality music. Please tell about any new music that you have on the way: • I have a lot of music coming up, the next release will be released on Eklektisch (Edu Imbernon Label) the Reflected Effect EP. in 2020 there will be many surprises are coming up... Where and when are you playing/touring next? • I had so many requests for the coming months, I will be in Beirut, Moscow, Jerusalem, Malaga and many other cities. On 21st September I will play in Belluno (IT) for xtreme Festival. You're with MFM booking agency, how did you come to work with MFM and how has the experience been so far? • MFM Booking is a large agency full of great artists. Harald is my manager, he is a good person and he knows how to do his job well, he is an excellent agent. Harald has made me grow both as an artist and as a person and I hope to continue working with him in the future. I was contacted by Harald 1 year ago after my release Uzhù released on D-Floor, an ep that gave me great success and so I joined - being part of MFM booking. Who are you listening to at the moment? • I listen to a lot of old music and old artists ... my reference artists are Solomun, Adritique, Acid Pauli, Todd Terje, Prince Thomas and many others but I like to listen to so much different music also in style different to create my own sound. What do you like to do away from music? • in my life I always made music, my father run a radio show and my mom is a dance teacher. I was a dancer and then but I stopped to dance to dedicate myself completely to music. today my father and I have a villa for private events and weddings, I like the world of catering and I love cooking, riding and practical fencing for 15 years What do you have planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020? • I hope to close so many shows by the end of the year and make lots of new music. in 2020 there will be many surprises, stay in touch with me ☺ Favourite food and place to hangout? I am a Neapolitan living in Naples and I love Pizza

Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?

I live in Italy in my city Caserta, near Naples. the scene here is very strong, techno music is loved by many people …. we have many important artists here and one of them is Joseph Capriati.

How did you first start playing electronic music?

I approached the world of electronic music at the age of 11 thanks to my father’s passion for artists like Pink Floyd, Rockets, Kraftwerk and many others … at the age of 15 he gave me my first synth a Yamaha dx27. I inherited from him a large collection of 80s vinyls. electronic music is part of me, I love long melodies, warm bass lines and disco sound.

What’s been happening recently?

2019 started out great, I did a lot of shows around the world, I visited lots of new places and met lots of nice people. I am very happy that people appreciate my music this has always been my dream.

You released your new single ‘Neon’ on September 6 2019, what influenced the sounds and songwriting for this track?

Neon is a great track, maybe my favorite track. I wanted to create this track entirely with the microkorg. Neon was born in one night in April while I was listening to an old 1989 album by Depeche Mode, in fact, it reflects their sound a lot.

What programs/instruments did you use to create Neon?

I created Neon entirely with live ableton, micokorg and nord lead.

Where and when did you record/produce?

Until 5 years ago I was producing in my room with a computer and a midi keyboard. today I finally created my studio at my house, all my music are recorded and produced in my studio.

How has the response been from fans?

the response of the fans was fantastic, so many important DJs support my Neon track around the world including Solomun, Magdalena and many others … I am happy that my music manages to get so high.

Neon was released on Monaberry, how did you come to release with this record label?

Monaberry was a great achievement for me and it wasn’t easy. 1 year ago i had my the first release with Nativity. That i release on monaberry I have to thank my great friend CIOZ an incredible artist. 1 year ago he played my nativity track and the Super Flu fell in love with my music and after 2 weeks I was contacted to release nativity on Monaberry. I think this is the best way to get to great labels, in a very natural and stress-free way. Monaberry is a large and beautiful family and always offers quality music.

Please tell about any new music that you have on the way:

I have a lot of music coming up, the next release will be released on Eklektisch (Edu Imbernon Label) the Reflected Effect EP. in 2020 there will be many surprises are coming up…

Where and when are you playing/touring next?

I had so many requests for the coming months, I will be in Beirut, Moscow, Jerusalem, Malaga and many other cities. On 21st September I will play in Belluno (IT) for xtreme Festival.

You’re with MFM booking agency, how did you come to work with MFM and how has the experience been so far?

MFM Booking is a large agency full of great artists. Harald is my manager, he is a good person and he knows how to do his job well, he is an excellent agent. Harald has made me grow both as an artist and as a person and I hope to continue working with him in the future. I was contacted by Harald 1 year ago after my release Uzhù released on D-Floor, an ep that gave me great success and so I joined – being part of MFM booking.

Who are you listening to at the moment?

I listen to a lot of old music and old artists … my reference artists are Solomun, Adritique, Acid Pauli, Todd Terje, Prince Thomas and many others but I like to listen to so much different music also in style different to create my own sound.

What do you like to do away from music?

In my life I always made music, my father run a radio show and my mom is a dance teacher. I was a dancer and then but I stopped to dance to dedicate myself completely to music. today my father and I have a villa for private events and weddings, I like the world of catering and I love cooking, riding and practical fencing for 15 years.

What do you have planned for the remainder of 2019 going into 2020?

I hope to close so many shows by the end of the year and make lots of new music. in 2020 there will be many surprises, stay in touch with me.

Favourite food and place to hangout?

I am a Neapolitan living in Naples and I love Pizza.

 

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