His unique techno sound had our heads turned from day 1, lets find out more from Riccardo Noè.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi to everyone!
I’m fine actually, thinkin about some of the projects to do this year, releases to set for my label, SYNTHEKE records, obliuvsly artists to take care and the ones to take a close eye on, and, finally, go back on track to play again, after two years, in clubs & festivals.
When did the idea for your new record take shape?
The idea came out last year, about the early Summer. Following what I made, back in 2018, with my previous release called “CABAL”, focused on jewish myth, much more drone, ambient noise oriented (Alva Noto & Ben Frost among the influences), I decided to go back on the religions topic, this time with another minority, who faced persecutions through the centuries.
Like for jewish until Shoah, coptic never get a real, worldwide recognition, so I decided to raise awareness. to This EP is the first of a series, the next one will contain some names such as Jamal Mousa (Mount Sinai) and others.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
Hypnotic, Raw, Progressive Techno.
What artists are you interested in these days?
So many I can’t name them all ahah!
BTW some of my biggest influences from the last years include Steve Reich, Alva Noto, Ben Frost, Sven Vath is one of my biggest hero by far alongside Westbam, and so on..
I think, because music is a cycle, we’re goin back to a much more fast electronic music scene, bpm has grown during the last 3 years, and many sounds are exactly the same as the early 2000s or end of 90s.
Where would you say your sound sits, firmly in one genre or a mixture?
As I previously said, Hypnotic, Raw, Progressive Techno. So yes, is a mixture with a bit of different genres.
In a way, I think nowadays Techno has becomes very much similar to what was during the 90s for the shape of the melodies too. So not only about the bpm, but also about that certain arpeggios, basslines, etc which were the biggest characteristics to define it.
How do you see the music scene at the moment?
At the moment, is a very big Age, for the global electronic scene.
Yet, because of the energy that Techno give to the crowd, but also for the aflluence to many festivals around the world.
In fact I feel much more confortable to play at 132 or even 135/6 than the usual 127/8. Or start at 127 and grow to 135 bpm. There’re much more interesting things at that bpm.
This take me back to my early teen age.
Tell us something about your current or future projects?
For the future, the only thing I can say is that the future is unwritten, which is my label’s motto too.
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