Funny. Just for a second I thought I was listening to music. You know, as in proper music with chords and vocals and all of the things I grew up with. But of course it’s not just that, is it. It’s the production too which sounds just as fabulous loud, or quite. An album of hot Dub versions also casts your mind back – yes to the early eighties. And it was sometimes that that’s where a lot of the magic lay waiting to be fully revelled. Depending on how much you relished the songs on the critically acclaimed (everywhere it seemed) Ft. may determine your thoughts on these sometimes weird, generally wonderful re-imaginings. But take it from me each new track sends excitement shivering through your veins until you end up at the Jackie House ‘Bullets Workout’ of A Kiss Before Dying featuring the missed Alan Vega. Not to forget the blissful dub of Monday Morning Sunshine which introduces the experience, or Yoko Ono’s super funky charged rework by Yam Who. Or for that matter any of the other future sounding Music contained on here.
Welcome to Magazine Sixty Severino. Can you begin by telling us about how and where you first got into Dance music and about which DJ’s you initially admired?
I was very young (7) when discovering my sisters records got into them
Love the vinyl’s and playing them for their house parties
An Italian DJ called Moreno was a huge inspiration
With of course Baldelli etc.. it was 1982 when I discovered them
I was 12 years old
Your new single: Smoking featuring Princess Magnifique is out on Classic Music Company. How did you meet the labels’ founder Luke Solomon, and come in contact with New York’s Princess Magnifique?
When I used to buy promos from Ideal distribution for an Italian shop called Disco Inn I met Jonny Rokk and Classic people
Used to love Luke and Kenny sets at Bar Rhumba on wed and Plastic People fridays with Rob Mello too
Princess Magnifique thru friends in NY
He was dancing at DJ SPUN party where i played few years ago
Where did the idea come from for the track and can you talk us through how you produced it (including any favourite pieces of software/ hardware you like to use)?
I made at Andy (Yam Who)studio
Know him for long time
Little tiny sample idea in there
But just inspiration
Then Luke help to adjust few parts
Horse Meat Disco must been one of the UK’s longest running nights. What do you put its success down to?
We still having fun
Make people happy and dance and kids to discovered disco
They are our fav when we DJ
Students full of energy
How would you describe the current state of House Music in 2017? Do you feel too much of the music is looking back to using older sounds and ideas, or does the passage of time not diminish its impact?
Its pretty cool the way the used old ideas but i love also new different kind of music ..not only House
Theres lots of talents out there
Maybe at the mo too many average labels putting out too much music
What are your plans for the year in terms of production and remixing?
Few remixing for sure and def need more music
But same time busy DJ’ing and travels
But its all good
As a London resident since 1997 how would you say the Capital’s nightlife has changed over the years to where it is now? Do you think there will come a time when the internet takes over and there will be less need for nightclubs to meet people and hear music in?
Well u just say
Need to see in the future
Looks like few kids out there are into but not too much
Difficult to say tho
I was wondering how you feel about the strength of song writing in Dance music currently given that previous generations and Disco especially celebrated it so much?
Because it was and still happy and positive
At some point we need that in our life
A bit dark out there sometimes
Who are you favourite singers?
What do you do to relax outside of clubs and the studio?
Catching up with friends
Spare time travelling ..exploring new cities and places
And lastly. Which is your most prized record? (If that’s actually possible to answer!?!)
Mmmm don’t remember actually
I don’t usually check prices..i just enjoy them and to see they still with me after 40 years