Getting To Know… Airbas

Getting To Know... Airbas

Getting To Know… Airbas

f: How did you first get into making music?

Airbas: I started playing in various places as DJ in the mid 90’s and began making music in the late 90’s, but at the time it was very difficult to build a decent high level studio, so after a few years I stopped. In 2010 I started producing again and built a home studio and I haven’t stopped since.

f: What was the first dance record you bought?

Airbas: The very first vinyl record is a 90s classic, ‘What Is Love’ by Haddaway.

f: How would you describe your sound?

Airbas: I would say that I like to play with sounds that are often soft and melancholy, but obviously things and purposes change according to the genre of the track I’m writing. I try not to get stuck in one mood or vibe and move between deep/progressive house and melodic techno.

f: Who were your musical influences and did they have an impact on your sound today?

Airbas: If I look at the past, Emmanuel Top, CJ Bolland, Daft Punk, and the Chemical Brothers, to name a few have certainly had an impact on my way of writing. Then moving on to current producers, Ben Bohmer, Lane8 and Hernan Cattaneo write really good, inspiring music.

f: What’s the story behind your name?

Airbas: Nothing special, I like to create musical trips, so the reference to the fly was something that sounded good to me.

f: What was your first release?

Airbas: Airbas ‘She’s Love You’, a track released in 2014.

f: What has been your most successful release?

Airbas:Circadian Groove’, which was a collaboration with Paul Daze on Blackboard Records.

f: You’ve just released your new collaboration ‘Blue Eyes’ with Aves Volare what can we expect to hear?

Airbas: Fresh sonorities with a deep melodic tech vibe with intricate yet simple listening harmonies. Aves has an ethereal voice and a lovely tone that almost sounds like a 70’s rock vocal, he did a great job.

f: How did you and Aves get together and will you be working together again in the future?

Airbas: This is the second release that we have collaborated on together, the first, ‘Hold’, came out a year ago on Freegrant with a fantastic remix from Two Are and the release went down really well.  I don’t know about the future yet, but I’m sure we will do something together again.

f: Who else would you love to collaborate with?

Airbas: Many of my releases are the result of a collaboration with singers, at the moment I can’t answer, the search is always open and there are a lot of very good singers out there to choose from. 

f: What piece of studio kit is crucial for the Airbas sound?

Airbas: I don’t have fixed points in the studio, I often collaborate with other musicians, I’m lucky enough to have a grand piano at home, I think that’s one of the few elements I wouldn’t do without.

f: You’re based in Italy, how is the scene over there right now, and which other Italian talent should we be on the look out for?

Airbas: In Italy there are many strong artists in music culture, In the past it has been a point of reference in the dance scene and I hope this will continue in the future. There is a lot of competence and imagination down here. Tale Of Us and Marco Lys are exceptional Italian artists.

f: Where are you most looking forward to playing this summer?

Airbas: This summer I will be a resident at the New Normal Party, an electronic music party in my area.

f: Who are your 3 favourite current producers?

Airbas: Einmusik, Kamilo Sanclemente and Ben Bohmer.

f: What else are you working on at the moment that you can tell us about?

Airbas: I’m finalising a new record with Argentinian artist Axel Giova, I think it will be released around the end of the summer, and I promise you it will be a nice trip.

Airbas ‘Blue Eyes’ featuring Aves Volare is out now on Sirup Music.



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