Guest Mix and Interview – Gianluca Catra
Guest mix 27 comes from Italian based producer and DJ Gianluca Catra who takes things down a more Techno and House direction which is perfect for Friday the 13th to get you in the mood for the weekend!!! Having had releases on Pacha Records , Kolour Recordings and track support from the likes Marco Carola and Richie Hawtin 2015 sounds like it could be an exciting year for Gianluca so we are delighted he has recorded a mix for us !
Here is the mix :
Gianluca has also agreed to do an interview for us which you can read here:
Tell us a little bit about yourself ?
Out of the club and work I’m a simple guy and humble I like to spend the evening with friends or in studio to complete new track, I do not like being treated as VIP.
Tell us a little bit about the mix ?
Something that represents me, it was nice to record this mix for you I hope to do another for friends of Death By Repetition
Any advice to give to aspiring DJs?
I say never give up and discover and learn new things.
When did you learn to DJ and produce music ?
Had 12 / 13 years when for the first time I started playing with two turntables and from there I really understand my passion for music, as regards produce I was full days in front Ableton, Following many guides and reading many books on how to do better.
What do you use to produce such as software/hardware?
Ableton and machines
Favourite DJs you have seen live ?
During these years I have listened to many deejay and among the many I was impressed From Tom Clark, Marek Hemman And Jeff Mills.
The first time I heard Tom Clark dates back to 2009 in a festival in my town Catania where in the same evening also performed by Mathias Kaden, Click Box And Mr. Statik. Tom, also heard recently in another location with a nice set.
Hemman, first heard in the same year 2009 in another festival in my Town and other performances by Sammy Dee, Shaun Reeves, Seth Throxler, Dj Wild .. And More. Hemman, the most beautiful set.
Jeff Mills, definitely a pioneer of techno, heard many times but I was surprised really in a party where I went on Milan where he played for four hours below, I really enjoyed it.
Favourite places that you have played?
Everywhere I have played has been an experience but if I have to choose surely the Bora Bora in Ibiza in 2012 a magical atmosphere them And Pacha Mallorca in the same year for italian night And Miami in Milan a nice place located in the central area.
Name 3 of your favourite producers and your favourite track of theirs ?
I really like Nic Fanciulli, George FitzGerald And Wehbba!
Nic Fanciulli – Paradise (Original Mix)
Scuba, Close, feat. Charlene Soraia – Beam Me Up (George FitzGerald Remix)
Wehbba – Brother (Original Mix)
Name 3 of your favourite tracks
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
Micheal Gray – The Weekend (Original Mix)
Bob Marley – Sun is Shining
Name 3 tracks you currently play out
Audio Junkies, Cari Golden – Bird On A Wire (Anthony Attalla Remix)
Paul Cart, Gianluca Catra – Go Deeper (Greg Bouvin Remix)
Dubfire, Miss Kittin – Exit (Original Mix)
Many future projects, I will tell you the next interview.