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14 abr. 2021

ATRIP

 Dia miércoles y ya sabes dia del blog!

Hoy con dos artistas increíbles, el primero es ATRIP desde la Patagonia Argentina nos trae una historia cargada de pura garra.

El segundo artista que en realidad son dos Frankie&Riki Abi ellos son de Italia y de Turquía...

Sin más versos vamos a la primera entrevista!


ATRIP


Hello and introduce yourself, tell us who you are and what your goals are with music.

I am ATRIP and I have been producing electronic music in my home for more than 20 years mixing digital and analog sounds of electronic instruments with sounds of nature, everyday phones, experimental instruments, DIY instruments and ethnic and traditional music instruments.

What inspired you to produce music?

When the first home computers with a sound card came out and they taught me that any audio sound captured on that pc could be turned around, it was like a different path was illuminated in which I had more control to make my music than until now was with an electric guitar in a grunge band.


Where are you living right now?

I live in Carmen de Patagones, which is in the northern part of Patagonia Argentina.


What is your favorite style of music and why?

I don't have a favorite style of music, but artists with original sound and artistic personality are my favorites.

 How did you start DJing and producing?

I started producing in an Electro HIP HOP trio in 1998 called Abatidos por la Motta (https://www.facebook.com/abatidosporlamotta/) at that time we were pioneers of the genre and we played in the most underground places of the city.

Who is your biggest influence in music?

The one who influenced my career the most of all my favorite artists is most likely Kurt Cobain.


What separates you from other DJs and producers?

I think that with many producers we are on the same wave and almost all of us row for the same.

If you could choose any place in the world you would like to tour, where would it be and why?

Without a doubt somewhere close to nature in a very intimate atmosphere, with good vegetarian meals and delicious craft beers and with all La Clica gathered.

How did you get to the sound you produce?

It was a long way to experiment with everything that emits noise or sound, when I started the internet was not accessible in most homes so learning things that nobody taught in my city was not easy.


 Which DJ, Artist, Producer do you admire the most?

I don't have an artist that I admire more than others, but I could name Piazzola, Faith no more, Beck (not Jeff), and Beastie Boys among my favorites.

What do you think of Music Container Blog?

I love the support he provides for emerging artists, I follow him on all my networks.

Tell us about other things that interest you, such as photography, art, tattoos.

I am dedicating all my free time to music only.

What is the one thing that you would like to connect with your music?

Now I would like to reconnect with my audience of my live shows since here they are quite restricted by COVID.


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Frankie&Rikiabi

Segundo artista Frankie & Rikiabi...

vamos con la entrevista!

Frankie&Rikiabi


Hello, and please introduce yourself , tell us who you are and what are your goals with music?

 Hello and thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves, We are Frankie&Rikiabi, electronic music duo, but firstly 2 friends making music since they were kids passing through several experiences and genres, trying to cope with the audiences we used to have in Italy.

What Inspired you to produce music? 

 The fact that through internet you can reach exactly the kind of audience that fits your style, definitely gave us the boost to start and make the music we like the way that we like.

 Where are you living right now?

 Frankie is living in Rome, RikiAbi lives in Istanbul. Our friend and co-producer AuralX/Demiurgo is still in our small town of origin in the center of Italy. 

What is your favorite style of music and why?

 If you look at the whole of the production of this project up to now, you can find different genres and styles, even Tango and African music – but all is made through the use of synths.

Or main purpose (dictated mostly from the kind on instrumentation we use and 'in the box' processing) is to give a 'live' or humanized feeling to synth/sequenced music. We want our electronic music to sound as if it was played by a real person by using clever programming rather than samples. Even when we do EDM you will find some dynamic peak or note clash or harmonic distortion that small imperfection which is aimed to give that extra human thrill/shiver.

How did you start DJing and Producing?

With the diffusion of DAW softwares or first multitrack recorders for pc back in the 90's we started with what is now commonly called 'producing'. Before then, we were using external sequencers or the in-built sequencer of our keyboard/synth. We were buying the pieces and constructing our own custom cables in order to record our music on cassette...then it was possible to burn Cds.... though we did not know it was 'producing' but it was our natural way for composing and recording...

 Who is your greatest influence in music?

 We were lucky enough to be kids in the 80's and see the 90's where computers and electronic started to mix with guitar rock/metal or pop – 90's were an interesting music lab as well as the 70's. The 80's have their distinctive sound and genres that stayed there and did not evolve, though they were so good that we are still trying to replicate them now in the 2020s . We definitely come from those times and the biggest artists of those times are the motivation in our music.

 

What separates you from other DJs and producers?

 The Music with the capital M does not separate, it unites people. We have more things in common with many other artists or genres rather than trying to separate or emerge. Being

loyal to one genre is the choice of many, being eclectic is the choice of many others...we are all trying to make it in this world. Generally speaking the real distinction is made with the story you can succeed to tell with your music and each one of us have different stories. 

 If you could choose anywhere in world you’d like to spin, where would it be and why?

Back in the 80's again I remember the U2 having a live performance on a rooftop of a building.

Thinking back to that, our last work, the EP Victor and Berlin has a video (basically a cartoon) showing our characters/avatars performing from the roof of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. We did not think it before honestly, but it became natural as a way to introduce this particular work.

Though it could be so cool to perform from an historical building. Maybe we do more of that.

Before us Jean Michel Jarre gave a virtual concert in Notre Dame de Paris or Tangerine Dream many years before really played live the Coventry Cathedral...

We may try and repeat this experience in one of the many historical building, churches, especially in our region in Italy. 

How did you get into the sound you produce? 

Trying and Trying and Trying....the result of our trying is out there for listening and it is still evolving, changing not yet coming to a fixed mark....or maybe never will...who knows?

When we put a new track out there, we want to create a reaction and give a message. That's why we do some particular and antithetic choices in our styles each time. We think that this is the best way to create a sincere and constant communication with our audience/supporters even if it is 'hey Riki what the f**k did you do this time?!  

What DJ, Artist, Producer you most admire?

 The artists of our lives, besides the big ones in the 80's (special mention to The Queen that we have been covering for several years) and the soundtrack of the movies of those times, we name Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, Enigma, Vangelis, Kraftwerk all those who could add a good melody to an electronic built base/rhythm – it is very basically what we are also trying to do.

 How do you feel about Music Container Blog?

I think it is a great initiative. The first difficulty that an indie artist has now is to be 'talked about' and make his/her name circulate. A blog like yours gives us the opportunity for that and to explain our point of view, the way we operate and why. So someone would get to know that. 

Tell us about other things you’re into, photography, art, tattoos? 

We are into more music :D and then like anyone, cinema, tv serials, having a walk....

As we are in the video and youtube generation, video making has become a necessary side activity. Frankie conceives his music ideas from images and RikiAbi actually works and produces the videos for the tracks, not only just to help the views on youtube, but they become one with the track as +1 instrument. 

What is the One Thing you’d like to connect with your music? 

Our Lives. We would like to live from our music only, so we are more free to make more and better music and videos. We thought are still thankful to our day jobs that keep us connected with the world, people and also be an inspiration for different reasons. 

Please feel free to add what you like?

We thank you for your interest in our music/contents and to give us this space to talk about ourselves.

I hope the readers of the blog want to subscribe and help us to become big on Youtube. This is our channel:

 www.youtube.com/user/RikiAbi

 Indeed we are also on streaming platform and bandcamp but before thinking of the revenue, the biggest richness at this stage is building a solid community.

So also contact us on

 https://twitter.com/RikiAbi34

 We always answer and we are always glad to follow back interesting fellow artists.


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