In Techno Vinyls Records ’ series of interviews, we talk to producers who have releases on our label.
Interview with Raftek
What does producing mean to you? When did you start your music career and what motivated you?
- I started making music (in 2008) to be able to express what I am through a universal language, I believe that music is the life partner that never leaves you, it is wonderful to be able to create a track that arisen a beautiful emotion inside like when you see hundreds or thousands of people jumping while are listening a your track in a nightclub, it gives a huge sense of life and makes me believe that a track is indelible, it is a real testimony that will remain forever of what we are today.
How have your releases inspired you throughout your career?
- ŃI found the inspiration to produce my over 200 songs between Raftek and ATProject in the most different things. Surely the experiences you live in first person are the ones that have most influenced my recording career, but sometimes even sad or unfortunate periods can prove to be a good propeller to produce a great song.
Do you like to collaborate with other artists? What do you think about remixing? Do you like to remix or do you like to have your music remixed?
- The collaboration was another important chapter of my career, which started with a project in collaboration with a great DJ: Giulio Cini, with whom we played with the name of ATProject alongside the great guest stars of Techno music in many big European clubs.
Also for what concerns the production you will find many collaborations and remixes
made with great artists including Mike Humphries, Resistorh (Pet Duo), Tobias Lueke (O.B.I.), Diarmaid OŐMeara, Oliver Kucera, C-System and Dj Saimon.
I think it’s a nice way to get to know each other.
How do you choose a title for your tracks? Do you think a well-chosen track and EP title matters?
- The title is, for me, very important, just think that two of the releases on Techno Vinyls Records have the name of my partner (Elena) and my daughter (Angelica), so …
Is a well-designed cover important to you?
- As we say in Italy “Even the eye wants its part”, so I think that a good cover, especially for vinyl, is something more,
the reason why the eye stops while the hand slides down when we select a vinyl in a shop.
How do you choose record labels (what is a good label for you and what are your expectations)?
- I think it is an essential choice, a little advice I can give to new producers is not to release your tracks to the first who is interested, you risk devaluing your work,
I think you have to wait for the right time and the right contact to grant their tracks. If you put your heart into creating them, you don’t have to leave them in bad hands.
How do you see track sales in the digital millennium data flood (for example: how do you see the digital sales, promotion tracks, illegal downloads etc.)?
- I asked this question to all great artists I have met in my career, and I was struck to understand that today the fees for music sold online are really negligible,
so to be able to earn through Gig it is important to be known and appreciated by a large majority of people, even if they had to illegally download your track to get to know you.
What are your future plans for making tracks?
- Try to experiment to create particular sounds by always acquiring new techniques through study and research.
Thank you for accepting our interview request, we wish you much more success in your producer work!
-Thank you for the pleasant chat
VINYL ► Raftek – Elena EP
VINYL ► Saimon + Raftek – Brotherhood EP