by the partae

Where are you currently based?

We’re living in Rome, Italy.

For those not already familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music genre?

It’s kind of deep-tech house…always something cool for the dancefloor!

How did you get into music?

We grew up in 80-90’s where lots of things were not available to everyone, unlike today thanks to the internet. The first way we got to know music was listening to the radio. From there curiosity and the desire to discover new things led us to the local music stores, thanks to which we learned about different kinds of music, including those closer to the club culture. We like different styles and different genres of music. From the beginning, we were influenced by so many artists and genres: the ’70 disco-music & Salsoul Records, Lerry Levan, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Royksopp, Bebel Gilberto, Groove Armada, Depeche Mode, Buddy Rich, Miles Davis, NIN, Richard David James , Einsturzende Neubauten, Kraftwerk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, David Bowie, The Cure, The Police, Pink Floyd, Michel Camilo, Dave Weckl, Pat Metheny, Incognito…and too many more to enumerate!

What are you working on right now, do you have any big release or gigs lined up?

We’ll have some new music coming out on D-FLOOR of course, and then we’ve three remix’s upcoming: For Sirus Hood on UNI, Terranova on Flashmob and one for SK Recordings.

You run a label called D-Floor, what do you look for when signing new music?

We’re trying to sign music which is “special”, not just loops and stuff without any hook.

D-Floor recently re-released a track by Malandra Jr. called “Dance Warriors”, why did you decide to re-release the track, and what makes this re-release different from the original one?

That track was released 1 year ago in the “This is blow” EP by Malandra on D-FLOOR, an EP showing all sides of Malandra’s talent. “Dance warriors” is a nudisco track, not really playable from tech house and housey djs, so we decided to make new remixes asking to Claudio Coccoluto and Riva Starr to bring the track in another mood.

Tell us a little about your writing process when it comes to making music your own music?We don’t have rules when we start a new track… Sometimes I catch a bassline, melodie or “rhythm sequence” with the iPhone’s voice recorder, then in the studio we work to translate in music what we had in mind. Often we play instruments in studio just for fun. Melody, bassline or drum patterns and if we get something cool we record it on cubase and start working on it. Sometimes a track can also start from a sample. Vocal sample, groove sample, instrument sample, anything that inspires us.

 Outside of music what are your other interests, and do they influence your sound?

Most of our interests are in and around music… From vinyl collection to DIY hardware assembling and eurorack synth module. The only exceptions are football and skateboarding. These help clear our mind from stress, so we can be back in studio concentrated on music with plenty of adrenaline to fuel long work sessions.

You recently came to visit Australia to play some gigs, what do you think of the countries club scene?

We really like Australia and the club scene over there. We played both Revolver in Melbourne and SASH in Sydney in the last 2 tours and we fell they’re both in our personal TOP 10 CLUBS WORLDWIDE. 10.10. When are you playing next, and do you have any tours or festival appearances planned? Our summer will be very busy, we’re playing mostly in Italy and

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