Luca & Stefano, thanks for taking time to catch up with us! Tell us where you guys are from, how you met and got into music?
You’re welcome fellas, it’s a pleasure to dedicate time to an interview with you. We’re from a small and quiet town in the center of Italy called Frosinone. We met in the early 2000’s in the best records store in our town where we spent many afternoons both working as shop assistants, listening to hundreds of inspiring vinyls. In the meanwhile we played in some underground parties organized on our territory.
At the beginning of 2004 we started working on an house music radio show in the main radio of our town, so we broadcasted it for 3 years. The radio didn’t give us the exposure we expected, or probably it did, we just wanted more for our career. So we decided to conclude the radio experience and looked forward to another important professional step. We had the big desire to make music and export our sound out of our town, out of Italy, we wanted to dj around the world.
We first started producing on our first demos at the beginning of 2005. Was very hard at that ages as we didn’t have any help, nobody was producing electronic music in our town but piece after piece seems like after 10 years, our dream is now reality!
What is the EDM scene like in Italy and how has it progressed?
To be honest, we don’t follow carefully the EDM scene as we are part of an underground music world that doesn’t have much to “share” with the EDM scene. We’re not interested to listen main stream music and that kind of dj set’s.
The EDM scene is the same scene we had in the 90’s, we simply used to call it “commercial dance music”. Until 2-3 years ago, especially in Italy, the word “house music” was used wrongly from Tv shows, various and important radio networks and famous commercial clubs which sponsored some djs and their “parties” like “House events” even if they were totally commercial. So, when some uninformed people and friends first listened to our music, remained quite “confused” as our house music wasn’t like the one they listened on the radio or that music that played from that “famous” djs in the club.
Luckily at the moment, things are changing. There is a real difference between House Music and EDM. Here in Italy House music djs are now at their right place “the underground scene”. Like the one who play techno or subgenres music. Thanks to the passion of the “new generation” of underground followers underground music is living a new life as a culture that is also a “lifestyle”.
What is it like working with Unquantize as a label?
Unquantize it’s a Dj Spen’s Quantize Recordings sublabel and all the tracks and the Ep’s released on this label are more “deep sound” oriented, differing from “Quantize” that releases proper soulful house. It’s always a great pleasure to work with a maestro like Dj Spen, one of the best djs and producers in the house music scene, a great example of humility and professionalism.
“My Freedom” was featured on EDM Charts, Vol. 143 a few weeks back. Describe the track, how it all came together and what is was like working with Dana Weaver.
As everyday, we were in the studio listening to some r’n’b tracks and some old r’n’b acapellas from the 90’s, so we began to arrange one of these vocals on a beat that we programmed that afternoon. We added some synth sounds, bass, rhodes and we the track was almost done. We tried the demo song in our dj sets during our gigs and we immediately realized that worked very well on the dance floor. So, after some weeks we sent the demo to Dj Spen that immediately loved the track and he proposed to Dana Weaver to re-sing the vocals, we loved the idea and here’s the result!
What are some upcoming productions/projects you are working on?
At the moment we’re working on the first album of our career. It’s a project that will be include 10 or 12 tracks and will be released on Tribe Records (UK). All tracks are singed from UK and U.S. artists of the house music & r’n’b scene. We’re working very hard on this project but we’re more exciting if we think to the final result.. we’ll keep you updated about it!
What is your favorite venue you’ve performed at and why?
With no doubt our favourite venue is Southport Weekender (UK) and the summer version of the festival “Suncébeat” in the beautiful Dalmatian coast of Croatia, two of the most important events in the world for house, funk, soul and underground music, two unique experience for us. At Southport Weekender (every may in Minehead UK), for 3 days we have the opportunity to play in front of thousands of house lovers with the best djs of our music scene. In Italy as well we have our favorite house music event, it’s a party called NEUHM, it runs in Naples at “Duel:Beat Club”. Surely one of the best and young reality for house music in Europe. But we can’t forget the other several nights at Room 26 (Rome) and at Urban Klub in the north of Italy. We also had other important gigs during the last years like at Pacha (Ibiza), Pacha (Mallorca), Armani & Kee Club (Hong Kong), Soul Heaven (Ibiza and Amsterdam), Nikki Beach (Miami), Deep into Soul (London), Simply Salacious Party at Plan B (London) just to name a few.
Who haven’t you worked with yet that you would love to?
There are some talented singers in the soul and house music scene we would like to work with one day. Names like Josh Milan, Imaani, Julie McKnight and other known r’n’b singers. We’re very trustful and positive guys, and we think that many of these hypothetical collaborations one day not far away will come true. But we don’t forget the many collaborations we had in the past like with Miranda Nicole, Darryl D’Bonneau, Chieko Kinbara, Melba Moore, Robert Owens, Dawn Tallman, Susu Bobien, and those we are collaborating with for our album (can’t announce any yet)!
What is your hottest track at the moment?
Our hottest track at the moment is “Equatoriale” out 23.2.2015 on Zepherin Saint’s Tribe Records (UK). There was a lot of expectancy for this track after was posted a video showing the legendary Chicago dj Lil Louis playing it at Concrete Party in Paris. The video has got almost one million views and thousands of sharings becoming “viral” between DJs and house music followers. We are really proud of this track that is actually standing at #1 in the Soulful Chart and #2 in the main chart on Traxsource.com!
A fun question. Blondes or brunettes and why?
Blondes, Brunettes, Reds, Blues, Greens…there are no differences, we love all ‘colors’! LOL
Where can fans discover more about you and get your music?
We’re very active on the web, having an always updated website with news, podcasts, videos and more: (www.souldynamic.it ) on the website we also have a new section dedicated to our merchandising includes t-shirts, hoodies, gadgets and more .
An equally updated fan page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SouldynamicOfficial
We have an official Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/souldynamic01 where the followers can watch all our videos about new releases, gigs, live set and more .
You can purchase all our music at Traxsource.com and other dance music digital stores like Beatport Trackitdown, Junodownload, Wasabeat (Japan) and many more.