Milan-based DJ and producer Simone Liberali has really made a name for himself following a string of massive releases over the last few years.
The 24-year-old Italian’s productions are distinguished for their powerful, percussive and playful sound, with vocal touches and deep energetic bass lines. In 2018 he performed over 80 gigs across 30 countries as releases on Elrow Music, Saved Records and his smash hit ‘Cant You See’ with Music On Ibiza resident Leon really propelled him into the spotlight.
Coming off the back of a year that saw him perform everywhere from London, Argentina, Ibiza, Colombia, Australia and of course his native Italy, the Detroit Milano resident began the year with an exciting new release, the Vertigo/Ice Blink EP on Chicago’s Incorrect Music, which you can listen to below and find on BeatportHERE.
We asked the young Italian producer and DJ to share his five biggest influences:
The first real musical influences come from my family. My parents are great fans of music, the home stereo was always on and I grew up listening to a lot of music – from Pink Floyd to Genesis, Depeche Mode, Oasis, Donna Summer, Ivana Spagna, Phil Collins and many others. My uncle and my grandfather are also musicians. My uncle plays the piano and my grandfather is a violin teacher.
Lenny Kravitz also played a fundamental role In my musical journey. My father was a big fan of his and he was one of the artists we listened to the most! His battery (drumming & percussion) skills made me begin to appreciate this instrument and I started to play it.
These two were among the first DJs I’ve ever heard in a club. I was transfixed watching them work, I loved the music they played and knew in that moment that one day I wanted to be in their place. It was thanks to them I started to take the first steps towards a DJ career.
I’ve always been a big fan of his productions, he’s one of my favourite producers! I love the style he has, the percussion and the Latin rhythm. I like how he also works with the vocals.
I love his way of playing and producing. I have often taken inspiration from him regarding DJ sets. I really like how he can always keep the rhythm high with the various loops, vocal and musical instruments such as guitars, violins, trumpets that always accompany his DJ set. The way he connects with people is fantastic. I was lucky enough to play with him few months ago in Milan and it was incredible. He really is an artist and a professional in all respects.
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