Q: Introduce yourself then describe yourself in one word.
Hola guys, big thanks to Toka for the interview. I’m David, artist name David Di Sabato. I'm from Milan (Italy) and I really love to make and play music. I spend a lot hours in my studio making some music, I really like to see the crowd dancing and enjoying while playing my music. I’m the Italian ambassador of the Burn Residency and i’m the owner of the platform Melodic Deep. I can describe myself in one word: unstoppable!
Q: Club or Festival and why?
Club and Festivals! Both! Different vibes, absolutely different vibes and emotions. I was lucky enough to play in some huge festival last summer/Autumn at Kappa FuturFestival, Movement, A Summer Story Madrid. When I was playing at FuturFest I was like “wtf is happening right now”. I really enjoyed it. Otherwise I had some great sets in clubs, and it’s so intimate, so underground. I really love the vibes when you’re playing in a club. You can play a different set ‘cause it's like a story, your story. I mean, you have to go harder when you play in a festival.
Q: Analog or Digital and why?
Analog. I’m completely fascinated by analog sounds. My future goal is to compose my own music only using analog. Obviously I don’t absolutely disdain the digital way.
Q: Favorite Club/Venue and why does it stand out from the rest?
Kappa Futur Festival in Turin. Insane place for playing, with the biggest artists around. The best from the industry. I played there last year in July and I hope to come back this year again. I really love open air festivals.
Q: What was the driving force that got you into DJing/Producing and when?
My driving force was the radio. I used to listen to a special radio everyday in Italy when i was young (13 – 14 years old). I would listen to electronic music on air from that FM station. And I was fascinated by it. I can remember the first tune by Daft Punk and I was thinking “what’s the way to make it, it’s incredible! I need to know how I can do it”. And I decided to put all my strength in it, starting producing something. That period has changed my life.
Q: If you were to have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I’d like to be able to stop any conflict or bad situation in order to then start all dancing with some music in the background. What a beautiful world it would be!
Q: Favorite day of the week?
The day I can be and work with my music in the studio!
Q: Favorite sport and why?
Football or Soccer. Big fan of football, I follow all the leagues in the world.
Q: If you would have been given the chance to do a film score from the past, what movie would you choose and why?
Rocky for the adrenaline that it gives me. It does reflect my style a little: I never stop, hyperactive. I always want to fight and give my best in everything I do.
Q: Recommend a Hidden Gem in your Home country
Just 20 Km out from my town, near the alps, we have abandoned places. There’s an old madhouse for example. I would do something very intimate, deep and underground there
Q: 3 tracks that got you into electronic music
“Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”“
Deadmau5 – Not Exactly”“
Marc Romboy & Gui Boratto – Eurasia"
Q: Tell us about your upcoming releases and plans for this year (Exclusive release/announcement)
I´m having a 2-track-release on Parquet Recordings in March, followed by a single on Motek, Beat Boutique. Also I made two tracks with Darin Epsilon and we´re currently looking where to place it.
Q: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most of your followers don’t know
I recorded more than 50 cassette tapes when i was 13-14-15, all by myself. I listened to the radio almost 12 hrs a day and I was recording everything I liked.
Q: Last but not least, do you have any question for us?
David Di Sabato: Any plans for a Toka Showcase?
Toka: Hopefull towards mid 2019 ;)
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Interviewed by GBS - January 18.2019