Behind The Decks With Gozzo

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We caught up with emerging talent Gozzo to find out more about his life behind the decks.

How did you become involved in the music industry as a whole?
I figured out that my future was not being a bank worker or dealing with people problems. I decided to move on to the only thing that made me happy, music! I had 8 years of experience at playing drums, piano, and producing so at that point I began my journey to be an artist.

What made you decide that DJ’ing was the path you wanted to follow?
Actually DJ’ing has become a necessity rather than something I want to follow. As a music producer I need a way to show my music publicly.

What DJ’s do you look to for inspiration?
I don´t have one. I prefer to go my way on this.

Can you describe the sound of a typical Gozzo DJ set?
Always try to mix House or Electro as it is more natural to me.

In your opinion, what makes a good DJ?
Knowing really well your set and lot of practice is required to be a good DJ. Master the basics of transitions and sound FX is a must, as well as identifying song structure.

What is your opinion on the vinyl and digital DJ’ing debate?
I think that learning to dj on vinyl develops a lot more your ears and transitions skills. Nevertheless, digital is easier to master and grants you more flexibility in all aspects.

What is your DJ rider in terms of equipment?
In terms of software I love Serato, Mixed in Key and Mashup 2. In terms of hardware I really like to use Numark Mixtrack II, it is easy to use and gets the job done.

What has been your most memorable set to date?
For me it is one that I made for a friend´s party in 2014. Included music from Galantis, Robin Schulz, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, etc. Great year for music!

Do you have a preference between playing festivals or clubs?
What´s great about festivals is that people come with great energy and really willing to support music. At clubs people are more focused to spare time, meet people and dance with their couples, so there will always be people that are not listening to what you are doing.

From your point of view, can you describe what makes the perfect warm up set?
I think that it has to be a set without saw or aggressive kind of synths, so it does not make people crazy yet.

Do you have a favourite venue to play in?
Not really.

Do you have any upcoming gigs or tours planned for 2017?
Actually this is a year to produce music full – time. Focused on getting more releases and engaging more fans with my music. Gigs will come in 2018.

What is your dream gig?
Definitely the Ultra Music Festival.

What advice do you have for any aspiring DJ’s?
Just focus on mixing basics and FX control. The rest is about practicing and knowing your set. Always analyse your cue points before dropping the next song.

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