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Asian Dan Interview: Venice

Venice is a mysterious Italian producer that is a modern day embodiment of all the Italian musical traditions ranging from Baroque music to Italo Disco with just the right amount of banger-ness. Venice is also a big collaborator with Cécile. Peep R0LL. Rondo Veneziano would be proud.

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Venice – R0LL

Asian Dan Interview: Venice

1. Who is Venice?
Venice is romantic music for romantic heads

2.Who are your influences?
disco, space disco, horror disco, soundtracks, pop, classical music, rock.

3.What is your first musical memory?
It’s hard to remember my first musical memory…Music has always been within my house, my family listens to several genres of music and the first instrument that I started to play was the piano, I was about 5 or 6.

4.I feel like you are carrying on the Italian / Baroque musical tradition and legacy who are some of your favorite Italian composers?
Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Franco Micalizzi, Vivaldi

5.What are some your favorite classical pieces?
Gymnopedie n.1 (Erik Satie)
Feuilles mortes (Debussy)
Sonata n.15 in C KV 545 (Mozart)

6. Take us through your production process.
Well, I can say that everything starts from inspiration. Sometimes old tunes can influence me in order to
create something new, sometimes everything begins from samples that I dig. Inspiration can rise every moment, in a sunny and pleasant day but also in a wrong day. my music is about emotions, it reports good and bad ones so that it’s dedicated to pleople who can catch these emotions.

7. What are your top 5 favorite dance tracks?
Superheroes (Daft punk)
Genesis (Justice)
Ballad For Space Lovers (Space)
La Serenissima (Rondò Veneziano)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)

6. Future plans for Venice? Tours? EPs? Collaborations?
I don’t have a decided path. I’m working on many tunes. When they ‘ll be complete, I’ll check ’em out and maybe I’m gonna commit to find a right place for them. The strongest collaboration that satisfy me in a very big way is with Cécile. There’s a big affinity between us, we always bring out powerful tunes. Also our projects don’t have a precise direction, they’re only music.

5 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Been keeping tabs on this dude for awhile now. Looking forward to what he has up his sleeves.

    Thanks for the Interview!

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