With his second album, Mike Opani delves into the cultural heritage of his father and therefore also dedicates himself to the history of his hometown, Naples. The inspiring splendor of this city, founded by the Greeks as Neapolis (New City) and later expanded by the Romans, forms the basis of his new work. «Charon» witnesses the unique influence of these two great civilizations. Mike Opani’s fascination with Greek and Roman mythology unfolds in all its glory and results in a passionate engagement with these rich cultural traditions. With «Charon» he has created a remarkable work of art. It is a musical melting pot that impressively displays the diversity and fascination with its historical roots. With two programs you can listen to him on Evosonic Radio for a long time. It’s good that he is now also represented on Evosonic Records with his second album.
We have had the pleasure of interviewing the producer and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi, I just had a decaf coffee and am making myself an omlet
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I always wanted to do a concept album because i admired concept albums. one of my favorite concept albums is by X-102-Discovers the Rings of Saturn, for example.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
The sound on my new album i would say is experimental and oldschool techno influenced. The concept was to make the album as dense and atmospheric as possible.
What artists are you interested in these days?
There are too many to mention but one artist I follow many years and is active again is Robert Armani, the goodfather of Chicago-Techno.
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 let myself be guided solely by my feelings and just do what I think and if it works, that’s great.
How would you define your sound?
Dj wise: hard and honest techno. As a producer a wide variete of electronic music with deep aspects.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
My current project is my album which will be, if all goes well, promoted with a small tour. The exciting thing is that the clubs that book the tour also have the opportunity to spend the whole evening on Evosonic.de to stream live and thus achieve an incredibly wide reach, NOT with social media but with “listening to sounds” and feelings directly from the club. I’m definitely looking forward to it. Furthermore, I’m always working on one or two dance floor tracks. Specifically, in the first half of 2024, as already briefly mentioned above, I will be releasing a mainly “ambient” mini album on Opani Records.
Links label www.evosonicrecords.de
artist Techno: https://www.facebook.com/MIKEOPANI/