Here is our latest interview for the In Session series, a space where we get to know more about Wavezoo DJs. This time we are pleasured to talk with Andrea Coluccio, a music lover, energy-addicted and eclectic DJ who is constantly in search of unconventionally-modern house vibes to mix.
1. How did you start DJing? Tell us about your origins
I’ve always been into club culture and followed the EDM and partying scene all over Europe and the US – particularly in Rome, where I lived for many years and London, where I’m currently based.
But it was at the beginning of the Covid pandemic that I fell in love with DJying and started livestreaming with three fundraising events for Doctors Without Borders, Emergency, and the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. I started with vocal, melodic house but very quickly moved toward progressive house, minimal, melodic house & techno and – most recently – Indie Dance.
2. Who would you say are your influences?
The vibes from the party scene in Ibiza, Miami, London and New York City heavily contributed in building my taste for EDM and House.
I’m mostly into independent house, progressive house, melodic house & techno, and Indie Dance. One great artist I recently came to know is BadWolf, an Indie Dance producer from Mexico.
I love exploring the global EDM scene in search for new tracks. For example I’ve recently found out about fantastic Ukrainian artists in Melodic House and Techno (TwoAre, Korolova, Kinky Sound, and Miss Monique), great Italian remixers and producers such as Francesco Squillante, the German electronica producer Innellea.
Some of my influences come from Minimal and Electronica – Adultnapper and Trentemoller are two artists I love. And of course immense talents such as Faithless, Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Deadmou5, Avicii. Other influences come from very different genres such as Acid Jazz, Rock, Pop (Madonna!).
In terms of DJ performances, I love Roger Sanchez‘s mixing style.
3. What do you think about the future of DJing? Where we are headed?
Technology and especially AI will probably make basic DJ tasks easier and easier. At some point the automation of basic beatmatching and standard transitions might even sound actually good.
But that is not by any mean the end of DJing. Quite the opposite! Great DJs will always make a difference by going beyond the basics and show technical and artistic creativity which is so critical to generate emotions in the audience.
4. What can people expect from your shows?
Expect non-mainstream, high energy but still elegant vibes!
I focus on indie dance, melodic house & techno, progressive house, electro house, electronica and minimal. I like to do long transitions, use sampling, create live mash-ups to generate unique music experiences.
I might talk a couple of times during the set but mostly I let the music be at the centre of the scene.
DJ streaming is a great new channel which can be complementary to traditional DJing. The biggest improvement area – in my view – is audience interaction. Chat communication is ok but the game changer would be bidirectional video so that the DJ can actually reed the crowd like in a more traditional setting.
5. What would be your ideal party? Let people know what would be your top tracks
My ideal place would have a great sound system and a nice view, maybe a city skyline. One of my favourite sets was in a private pool party in the south of Italy.
In terms of tracklist, definitely some Indie dance tracks such as Dame Mas by Badwolf, Widowmaker (the Riktam & Bansi remix). Some progressive house, melodic house & techno. A couple of live mash-ups. Maybe one house classic such as “God is a DJ” and a house remix of a classic pop or rock track.
6. Help other DJs to level up, give the community a tip that will improve other DJs performance
Definitely use multiple cameras. You can play the coolest music but the audience might still get tired to look at the same static scene. If you’re lucky enough to have another person to help, then make them switch cameras on beats. Otherwise you can use OBS’s automatic scene switching.
7. Let the people know what is going on in your life
I have just published my latest mix Ctrl+Chaos recorded live in London. Check it out:
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