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Jolt News2013-05-20 15:23:12
In an age where the quality of electronic music can be considered questionable, Julian Sanza stands out as an artist with incredible talent, and most importantly, depth. The Argentinian native has been successfully producing superb music since the late 90’s, and there’s a reason for that. Sanza is really, really good. With his own style of atmospheric house, he takes his listeners on a journey through each of his tracks, from beginning to end. Not to be confused with, “Where’s the drop, Bro?!” Julian Sanza is a symbol for everything that is right with electronic music. So do yourself a favor – hop on his Soundcloud page, and indulge in some out of this world melodic, neck-bopping vibes. You can personally thank me on May 24 when Julian Sanza performs live at Gramps in Wynwood. For more on Julian, check out the Q&A below.
What was it that made you want to start producing music?
I had a Piano at home and started playing it since I can remember; I had a good ear to copy melodies and harmonies, then started recording myself on a tape boom box. My older brother was kind of a handyman at a club booth and would bring DJ tapes home, which we’d listen at dawn when he was back from his nights out. This was the eighties and I started to get fond of electronic produced music and to own a electronic keyboard started to grow on me as an obsession.
Was there a particular artist or track that influenced you the most?
Argentinian artists like Charly Garcia and Fito Paez were my first big influences as teenager, then I bought my first CD , Diamonds and Pearls by Prince and it blew my mind, later came Red Hot Chilli Peppers, James Brown and other funk acts. In the mid 90’s I was in my 20’s and dance music raves and clubs started to blossom in my city, that was when I got into House and other electronic genres.
How would you describe your style? Your tracks all seem to have a different feeling, from your remix of Adrian Giordano’s “Lost In Rome” to your very own “Clashed Out.”
Along the years I have produced different genres of music, like drum n bass, dub, using different monikers, I would think that something that is always present in my music is that I don’t underestimate the listeners intelligence to decode the intrinsic message in music, which is more like transmitting a feeling, sometimes like a nostalgic trip, and that I would avoid anything too obvious or commercial.
You’ve been busy make music for over 15 years. Is there anything that excites you about the direction electronic music is heading in?
Yes I like how now days with cheaper technology more people get access to produce their own music as well as getting it heard, I listen new releases on a daily basis and get surprised very often.
What can we expect from your set at Gramps on May 24?
I will challenge the punters with my eclectic style, there will be lots of organic sounds like acoustic drums, basses, synths and guitars, but it could get housier, deeper and more driving depending on the peoples response. In any case my set will be determined to make you dance and appreciate the new waves of genres.
We will be airing an exclusive mix, Julian Sanza, made for Jolt Radio. The set will stream Today Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 5 pm est. Hope you enjoy.
Those of you who came out this past Saturday for Record Store Day can’t deny that it was a blast.
Beginning with Sweatstock 4 at Sweat Records and Churchill’s Pub, the store was filled with happy vinyl enthusiasts and the bar with full of its usually fun patrons. Outside in the back parking lot of Sweat, the stage was set up for the bands to play, food trucks were lined up to offer up some locally-owned snacks, representatives from the O’Miami Poetry Festival allowed anyone to step up to a typewriter and punch out a few lines and a fitness organization dared attendees to set a time record on an intense pull-up and modified push-up exhibition. Even with the midday heat in full blaze on everyone’s heads, no one wanted to miss an opportunity to catch a great show.
Across county lines in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Subculture celebrated in its own fashion with Block x Blog. Occupying all three venues of America’s Backyard, Club Revolution and the Green Room, Block x Blog fostered one of the local music scene’s biggest mixes of live and electronic music. With three stages sometimes simultaneously playing sets, crowd members definitely got a work out trying to catch all the shows they could; we know we got ours. Along with the music, inside the Green Room, artists displayed or created on the spot their work that fit amicably with the theme of Block x Blog.
Thank you to all those who came out and made Record Store Day a blast and can’t wait to hang out again next year.