Fabrizio Mammarella creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases. Read our interview below to find out more about Mammarella`s wide-spanning influences, creative environment and studio methods.
When and how did you get your interest in electronic music?
At school through a friend of mine. His father had a local independent radio station in my hometown Chieti so he had a very extensive music collection at a very young age covering all kinds of electronic music.
How did you decide to dedicate into production?
Around the same period when I begun listening and collecting electronic music I started playing with softwares like Reason and Rebirth, fun times! I naturally moved into a more professional approach step by step.
How do you assess the trajectory you have had and what were the reasons that led you to start it?
I think I’ve never been a “hype” artist and I’m very happy with it. I always moved underground achieving all the targets I had in mind without pushing too much or being frustrated when I failed. Stevie Kotey is for sure a key figure in my carrier, he released my first demo straight away in 2004 and thanks to him believing in my potential I’ve built an even bigger enthusiasm that made me keep going.
What was your criterion when producing your last EP?
I’m really inspired by what I listen. There’s no particular criteria.
Could you recommend a set that you are especially proud of, and that we can see on your Soundcloud or on YouTube?
All of them make me proud, here’s the latest one I’ve recorded for Hör Radio in Berlin.
What can you tell us about the scene of your city? What would you improve?
My hometown Chieti has a very small scene, but surprisingly good for a 50k people little city: Franz Scala, Motorcycle Boy, Arturo Capone with his amazing parties “Ballo al Palazzo Lepri”, Andrea Tempo, Federico Scala and Emilia Gaglione, we’re all part of an extended family of artists working in different fields. I would love to see the younger generation more into music and art as we are, in order to pass them the torch once we’ll retire in our country houses.
Finally, what can you tell us about your present and future projects?
There’s lots of stuff coming up as Black Spuma with Lauer, eps with Rodion, Emperor Machine and Bottin plus tons of remixes as usual!