EVER SINCE BEING MESMERIZED BY A SET FROM EDOARDO AT 8AM IN THE MORNING IN A SMALL FISHING HUT ON THE SWEDISH COUNTRYSIDE – WE HAVE BEEN URGING TO HEAR MORE FROM THIS DEDICATED PRODUCER AND DJ.
SO FINALLY – WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT: MILAN BORN, BERLIN BASED EDOARDO CALGARI SPINNING SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE TRACKS IN THIS HMWL MIX.
In what ways was your move to Berlin linked with your music career?
My move to Berlin was 100% linked to music. I wouldn’t say that it was the choice of a career but mostly to have the opportunity to live every day in a vibrant artistic environment which allowed me to learn from other people and grow as an artist and as a person, and having shit loads of fun while doing it.
When did you first become interested in music as a career?
I started like many other people as a 15-16 years old kid by going to terrible parties and playing on two Numark CDJs, 6 hours a day, the same 20 tracks. Then after a couple of years it was the time for cracked software and shitty plug-ins. Since then it always felt natural, it wasn’t much of a choice. I have never really planned it as a career but maybe I should – it would definitely help me to finish my tracks more quickly!
Who are the artists that you admire the most and why?
Hm, well, the list could be two pages long but to keep it simple – let’s mention producers like Fred P, Levon Vincent, DJ Sprinkles and Ron Trent for their ability of doing their own thing without any form of compromise and their choice of staying independent from the big crap of music industry. As a DJ I would mention my friend Rufus from Bosconi Records for his passion and commitment to music (and I mean music in general not just dance) and the ability to surprise me every single time I hear him. He’s definitely one of the best DJs out there!
What electronic music scenes outside of Berlin particularly interest you?
New York is the shit. And has always been in terms of house music. I am a huge fan of what is coming out of the city on labels like Soul People Music, Underground Quality and Novel Sound, and I feel there is a real scene going on there, not just one label or one artist doing their thing. I am very interested in the swedish scene too. Labels like Aniara and Studio Barnhus or Abdulla Rashim are simply great and very fresh I think.
Plus I’ve heard about some mysterious forest parties going on there…
What’s on the horizon for Edoardo Calgari? What projects are you working on? What are your plans for the future?
I am working on some music that will hopefully see the light as an EP soon, playing gigs in berlin and I am going to start study Sound Arts at the Uni in Berlin. Wish me luck and hope to meet you soon!
GOOD LUCK & THANK YOU EDOARDO!