Next up in the series is Milan based Joseph Tagliabue, a selector and music producer based in Milan, who is gaining quite a reputation. His inspiration comes from folk sounds mixed with contemporary electronics, spacing from avant-garde experimental sounds to ethnic rhythms and popular songs, taking inspiration from nature / the environment.
In his own words on the mix ‘ =This mix is a selection of tracks that I like and it’s inspired by a meditative dance situation, a sort of transcendental trip of low and deep beats. The aim was to reproduce a mystical club’s dance-floor, like if you are into a forest full of natural elements, source of inspiration’ .
Oh and watch out for his debut on Sinchi, on our forthcoming compilation in June.
1) Introduce yourself?
My name is Joseph Tagliabue, and I’d like to define myself as a music digger and sound seeker, coming from Italy.
2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
In the last twelve months I have had the great chance to be involved in several experiences in the music world, playing both in and out of Italy; I also released my first EP called ‘Afro Spazio’ on Cosmica US (Patagonia, Argentina) and I’m very happy about it!
3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?
In the coming months I will take part to two important festivals in Italy (tba) and I’m working on original productions and remixes that will be released soon.
Beside this, I constantly collaborate for clubs, other events and a radio in Milan.
And, why not, Amsterdam soon? 😉
4) Which track in the mix is your favourite right now?
It’s tough to decide which is the track I like the most, as every tracks inserted into my mixes are specifically selected, therefore the easiest way to answer to this question is saying: I like them all.
For sure to be highlighted: the intro, an experimental folk chant by Pepe Maina; then the following track, which is one of my own production, an electronic ballet full of natural sounds inspired by a natives forest climate (you know already about that, Tom 😉
5) What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?
For sure, I can mention some of my favourite projects: Khidja (last EP on DFA Records is amazing) and Malka Tuti Records stuff.
6) What is the last record you bought?
I’ve just pre-ordered Karamika – 2.0 (Offen Music).
7) Whats your number 1 go to track of all time?
Every set that I prepare is different : I do not repeat tracks as I try to make every set unique.
But, if I have to… The Age of Love.
8) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
Italian world: progressive rock and new wave (mainly coming from the 70’s and early 80’s) but also popular tracks and folk songs.
Generally speaking: ambient, world, progressive and trancy vibes (late 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s).
All this allows me to reach a cosmic and afro scenario.
9) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?
Anatolian Weapons, from Athens; Iro Aka, from Barcelona; Lamusa II, from Rome.