LABELS: Post Scriptum Music, Truesoul, Tronic
“Only 26 years old, yet with an absolutely respectable background as a producer and DJ, the London-based artist Paride Saraceni undoubtedly is one outstanding rising name in the Techno and House scene”. – Weddingcrasher Mag.
Since his very first attempts, his works have caught the attention of major iconic artists such as Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Sven Vath, Dubfire, Laurent Garnier, Adam Beyer, Monika Kruse, Karotte, Gregor Tresher, Joseph Capriati, Paco Osuna, to name a few, who regularly play and support Paride’s works in the world’s biggest and best venues ever since.
Today Paride is consistently delivering unique charts-hitting cutting-edge music through world famous labels like Truesoul, Sci+Tec, Tronic Music, Snatch! Terminal M, Fabric and Toolroom records; and collaborating with many international names such as Adam Beyer, Dubfire, Christian Smith, Roger Sanchez, Pig & Dan, Nicole Moudaber, Maya Jane Coles, to name a few; some of whom have also shared the decks with Paride with the addition of other internation- al DJs like Sholmi Aber, Gel Abril, Jon Rundell, Just BE, Technasia, Carlo Lio, Alexi Delano and some of the pioneers of electronic music such as the legendary Frankie Knuckles.
Considered as “a one to watch in the future” by Be-At.TV, and nicknamed “The Studio Wizard” by Roger Sanchez, Paride Saraceni presenced at some of the world’s most prestigious venues such as Cielo New York, London’s Egg and Fire clubs, Prague’s Chapeau Rouge; and his highly acclaimed performances, characterized by avant-garde hypnotic grooves and strong climaxes, make of him a promising shining-star.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Hi there, thanks for having me here,
I have my family over from Italy today so I will take them around London and show them what the city has to offer, I find it of great inspiration to wander around this city, get to know its history, and capture its aspects to translate in my productions.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
I lately released anew EP on my former music-partner’s label Redrum Music, Memento EP, featuring two strong warehouse-inspired tracks as well as a remix for Maya Jane Coles which was out on her label I/Am/Me. I was very happy to be asked by Maya to remix her singe, “Won’t Let You Down” as it was quite unexpected, and glad to be part of such project, which is an extract from her new upcoming album.
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
I think there have been a lot of releases that helped me to get noticed, but probably we could argue that the Burning EP on Adam Beyer’s Truesoul set a quite strong milestone in my career. That is when I realized that almost ‘everyone’ was playing it, and when I went to Barcelona for Sonar, people were literally stopping me on the street and singing the lyrics to me. It was shocking! And I would have never imagined my music could have such reach.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I have just signed a new track to Christian Smith’s Tronic, which wil be out on a VA in November, and I have also just finished two remixes, one for Florian Kruse on Selador, Dave Seaman’s label; and one for my friend Pirupa, and that would be my remix of his classic hit “Party Non Stop” which I am already testing out in my shows with great responses!
I am also working on launching my own label, which I have been working on for a few years now, named Post Scriptum Music, and I will have my (and its) first release in the end of summer, it’s an 11 minutes long single named “The Door” as to symbolize a ‘welcome’ or ‘entrance’ into this new project, based on the concept of storytelling. This track is my most intricate piece of work, consisting of 68 channels and representing a journey into an ancient native and mysterious jungle space. I have been working on it since 2014 and I am very excited to finally release it, so, quite soon, you can hear previews here: http://www.soundcloud.com/postscriptummusic
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I get this question a lot and it is always very hard to answer because every country is special in its own way and every city has its fascinating aspects and its unique crowd. However I did find Japan absolutely fascinating, as well as Argentina which I recently visited. In terms of crowds I have to say that Eastern Europe has so far the hottest crowd I have experienced, in countries like Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia and Romania, and of course Barcelona has its super charm which always gives me goosebumps, I think sometimes it is due to the history of a place, and the way people culturally are, and sometimes it is due to simply people seeking something new and fresh, and that can be an interesting situation.
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Egg London is always hot! Then Crkva in Rijeka, Croatia was a super gig this year, and Czech republic also always leaves me with great memories. Womb Tokyo last year was insane too and my recent gig in Rosario, Argentina was full of energy. Not to forget the gig at Drumcode-Loveland I performed at last year, of course! And the extended-sets I play at my own party in Italy every summer, which are always a great and unforgettable experience too!
What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?
The Serge Devant vs Sabb – ‘Waiting’ feat Forrest (Bontan Remix) on Circus is an instant floor filler,
My remix of Pirupa’s ‘Party Non Stop’ also has surprised me pretty well in filling the floor and I am also playing ‘Help’ by ANOTR a lot lately.
Other great tunes I love re-dropping lately are the Guy Gerber’s remix of Art Department’s ‘Catch You By Surprise’ and my ‘Jim’s Prohecy’ is a bootleg of the Doors which always has people screaming for more.
This tune however is unreleased and never will, but it will be available to listen to on the Post Scriptum Music soundcloud page, since there are only 6 vinyl copies of it worldwide and mp3s are only shared among top-notch DJs.
So yes, I guess these are my weapons lately!
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
Cubanism – Chimney (Daniele Casa remix) [Zeitlos music]
Joal, Otranto – Polygon [Monog]
Scott Rotton – Eclipse [Friday Records]
Secondcity – Music Is What Brings Us [Circus]
The Yellowheads – Veritate [Tronic]
Citizenn – To The Enlightment [Bedrock]
Oscar L – Mutte [Tronic]
Drunken Kong – Secret Garden [Tronic]
Jay Lumen – Panorama [Footwork]
ANOTR – Help [No Art]
Alias – Truth [Drumcode]
Paride Saraceni – Still in Love [unreleased]
Art Department – Catch You By Surprise (Guy Gerber remix) [No. 19 Music]
Bastinov – Sola System [Etruria Beat]