Raffaele Attanasio

  Harsh and Infectious Italian Techno.

Raffaele Attanasio is a real credit to the Italian and European success. In 1987, Raffaele Attanasio was born with music in his blood thanks to his father, a musician, he began taking piano lessons from an early age. At the age of 12, he took his first steps in the world of djing, strongly influenced by rap, hip-hop and the g-funk culture. In 2007, he completed his studies and obtained a diploma in piano. Raffaele is now an all-round artist: pianist, arranger and producer. In 2016 he founded his own label ‘Letters From Jerusalem’, which is a platform where Raffaele can freely release what ’s on his mind.
We had the chances to interview him and discover something more about his professional and personal life.

01. Hi Raffaele, firstly we’d like to thank you for taking the time out to do this interview with Sounds From NoWhere, we’re very excited to be speaking with you.

Thank you , for me it’s a pleasure!

02. For anyone who has been living in a hole these last few years, can you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?

I’m Raffaele Attanasio, born and raised in Mugnano di Napoli, I’m a musician, dj, producer and a musical arranger.

03. How does music come to you?
Do you hear a musical theme in your mind, or is it about creating a feeling?

I don’t put myself any bonds or barriers in producing music.
What I do is purely spontaneous and straight, setting up the right feeling in that exact moment.

04. Let’s talk about the golden days of your youthness.
Tell us something about your musical education during the years and when was the first contact with the electronic music world?

My father is a musician so for me it was completely natural to start playing music when I was a child.
My first connection with electronic music softly came with the song “ON THE RUN” from Pink Floyd (which I am an estimator and a fan) and with an Italian classic from “Il guardiano del faro “ called “Amore grande amore libero” (Big love, free love).
During this years I tried any type of musical production, riding every type of genre from G-Funk, Rock, to the Drum’n’Bass, techno, house etc only to test myself. Actually a lot of tracks are abandoned in some HD since the quality was not too good before.

05. You founded ‘’Letters From Jerusalem’’ in 2016.
What is the idea behind it and what is special about your own productions you choose to release there?

LFJ is a totally personal project which I’m very proud, it’s a platform where I can freely release literally what ’s on my mind. Actually I’m working on my first album here that will be released by May 2020, then my wish is to increase the 7” catalogue that stopped with the Asylum with Regis’ remix

06. Which release should we wait for the next?

As I said before, my new album is coming on May 2020, there will be some important featuring, but everything is still work in progress. Before that, I have a new EP coming on INVOLVE RECORDS, a remix for Shdw & Obscure Shape and a total new project with a mini-album of soundtracks.

07. What are you trying to convey to humanity with ‘’Letter From Jerusalem’’ and what world do you aim to create for the audience with the live shows?

I’m only trying to transmit a little bit of myself to the people in the most natural way possible, at least it’s part of my world too!

08. Do you still remember the first time you heard someone other than yourself play your music at a club/party?
Can you describe that moment?

Of Course! There are a lot of moments to remember, lately I was at the TIMELESS FESTIVAL and Dave Clarke played my track “LUST” before my back2back with Remco Beekwilder, it was really exciting!

09. What are your thoughts on the current state of techno scene?
What do you think it needs to move forward or innovate?

Nice Question.
I’ve only seen a general confusion, so for me it’s really hard to frame and give a regular opinion about it, exception made on the Italian scene which is living a very hard time now with a complete shutdown of a lot of clubs and organizations, but it’ll pass quickly, I see many who are still willing to work hard in this field and I’m confident about it.

10. Electronic and classical music have become increasingly intertwined in the last decade.
How do you see electronic music fitting in with other art forms in the future?

I think that both have always be bonded , both gained much more visibility, especially in the last decade through all the digital streaming platform existing, at least this is what I think.

11. No doubt it’s taken a lot of perseverance to achieve all that you have.
What’s your advice for dealing with challenges?

It’s always hard and will always be, it takes a unique strength and   will power, passion and always do the rights choices.

12. Thank you Raffaele for giving us insight into how you balance your personal and professional life

Many thanks to you! :).

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