This is “Apulian Strings” by Innocent Soul, the third vinyl release from See-Saw, featuring four gorgeous sample-house themed tunes. In at the top spot is “Apulian Strings”, an uplifting disco infused track making ample use of a soaring, anthemic string sample alongside a stomping beat and heavy bassline. Up next at the A2 position is “Get Do It”, with a looped vocal sample and super catchy bassline that takes things in an altogether funkier direction. Kicking off the B side and keeping the funky vibe alive is “Don’t Be Shy”. A cool yet quirky track that cleverly uses a nifty 2 beat sample, an unexpected yet pleasing vocal refrain and irresistible beat. Rounding things off is “My House Is Funky” which, as the name suggests, has a distinctly house fueled flavour, featuring synths and samples in equal measure. The perfect end to this magnificent EP.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
Hello! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
At the time I live in Bari, my routine is to wake up early go to work around 2.00pm back at home, a quick lunch and stay in the studio till 10.00pm more or less then I go back home and during the weekend mostly dj set.
When did the idea of launching a project like yours begin to form? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
After the university «Sound Engineering University» I moved to Barcelona where there wasn’t a scene for house music as I expected so I made up Innocent Soul,started with a party at «La Terrazza» in Poble Espanol, where I invited some artist who I would play, for example Folamour, Marshall Jefferson or Spencer Parker. Yes, that’s the project I always wanted to develop.
How would you define the sound of your latest work?
I would define it Mediterrian funk, perfect for hot dancefloor and for people who wants good vibes during the listening.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I really love Vega, the last remix of Tony is amazing, my buddies Dirty Channels and I’m really enjoying the latest works of DiscoGram.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I don’t see a lot of differents when I mix it because my work is to create an unique and smooth flow, most of time two channels goes at the same time, one playing the main track the other switching genres depending of the timeline. If there is no voice in the track I mix it with some «accappella» or if had a voice will ad some percussion or just snare e hihat from other songs to make unusual rhythm.
How would you define your sound?
My sound it’s a Disco House mixed with 90′ stuff
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
Actually I’ve good news, I’m working with various artists for an album, the new set up in my studio permit me to expand also my musical view an give me the possibility to do more «experiments/collaboration»