T.H.E Interview – Alessandro Calzolaio

alessandro calzolaio interview

Alessandro Calzolaio discusses “Lento”, musical influences and more.

Aditya – Hello, we’re glad to have you for this interview. How was the first quarter of this year for you?

Alessandro Calzolaio – Hi guys! Thanks for this interview! It started in the best way, with the publication of my song “Lento” in collaboration with Paolo Pellegrino and Stefy De Cicco. Published on We next/Sony Germany licensed in America on Ultra Music

Aditya – ‘Lento’ , your latest release with Stefy De Cicco & Paolo Pellegrino came out last week. How was the creative process for you?

Alessandro Calzolaio – The idea was born together with Paolo Pellegrino. I developed the first demo and he continued involving Stefy de Cicco. The track is a reference to the hit of the artist Nfasis. We focused on a very popular genre both in clubs and on social media, that is to combine tech House with hints of Latin American music

Aditya – It’s certainly notable to collaborate with Stefy & Paolo, how did that happen?

Alessandro Calzolaio – Paolo is an artist that I have always admired. A few years ago, thanks to a mutual friend Valerio Cuccurullo, I was able to contact him. He immediately saw my potential and helped me release on smaller labels like Barcode Records. The turning point comes with the collaboration with Stefy De Cicco and him.

Aditya – Can you tell us about your background and how you got started as a DJ and producer?

Alessandro Calzolaio – The passion for music was born thanks to my music teacher. I started producing at 14 as an autodidact. I first used FL studio and then Ableton and I started playing in various clubs in Naples, thanks to my dear friend Vincenzo. I hope my passion can become a job

Aditya – Who are your influences and why?

Alessandro Calzolaio – I don’t have any real influences, I tend to try to go outside the box, to try to be as original as possible, even if the record market is made up of currents and therefore you often have to adapt.

Aditya – How would you describe your artistic style?

Alessandro Calzolaio – I consider myself a versatile artist ready to collaborate with new artists. My music is influenced by the music of my land, warm melodic and latin sounds. In my DJ sets, music arouses joy and energy

Aditya – What’s your studio setup like? Any plugin/gear you cannot work without?

Alessandro Calzolaio – I produce at home, I have a “home studio”. I use Lrk Rokie 5, a Lexicon sound card and Sennheiser hd 25 headphones. I use the headphones both for producing late at night and for DJ sets

Aditya – Can you share any upcoming projects or collaborations that you’re excited about, and what can fans expect from you in the near future?

Alessandro Calzolaio – I have many projects ready, and other collaborations. I have a release ready that will be out before the summer.

Aditya – Top 5 tracks on your playlist right now?

Alessandro Calzolaio – In my top 5 there is obviously Lento, then Baila co. By Bewav and Nfasis, DIFFERENT SIDE by Audio Bullys, Michael Bibi, KinAhau, YOU’RE NOT ALONESINNER & JAMES REMIX , PA LANTE El Chuape, Hugel, Ryan Arnold

Aditya – Lastly, which is your favourite film?

Alessandro Calzolaio – I’m not very fond of movies, I prefer TV series but for the few I’ve seen what struck me the most is interstellar


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