'Francesco Conti and Friends' episode 4 features guest DJ Massimo Vivona. Scientific Sound Asia is the Asian electronic music station for the region and globally.
Francesco Conti is a DJ and producer of electronic music who was born in Rome in the late seventies. He grew up amongst the radio station and rave scene in the Italian capital.
He was moulded with the music that marked the end of the 80s and the early 90s, such as Acid House and Techno that over the years has reinterpreted these sounds and injected his own personal and original style. It all started in 1992 whilst collaborating with some radio stations in the capital, Rome; where he played in major nightclubs.
In the summer of 2003, he relocated to the Adriatic coast, where he continued on his DJ Adventure. In 2006 he gained some notoriety by winning the "Equinox DJ competition" against 16 Italian DJs in Riccione along the Adriatic coast in Northern Italy.
This award opened the doors to Ibiza, where he took part in the island's important events every year. Then about ten years ago he started several record collaborations, including 2017 to present with Jambalay Records.
He currently collaborates with many online radio stations including United Techno Familia, and YouMixRadio. In these almost thirty years of activity, he has played with world-famous DJs, experiences that have enriched him, given new stimuli and made him love music increasingly, which he considers a universal language without borders or barriers.
Guest DJ Massimo Vivona.
This episode's guest DJ is Massimo Vivona, Massimo Vivona was born in Sicily Italy. He was young and impressionable during the explosion of the electronic influence in music and was absolutely captivated by the 'other worldly' sounds that we're able to be achieved through experimentation of electronic instrumentation.
Groups such as Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Rockets and Mike Oldfield were all huge inspirations for Massimo to go deeper into his passion for music production. Also influenced by funk, Massimo cites tremendous inspiration sparked by artists such as Johnny Guitar Watson and James Brown.
Massimo began DJing aged 11 at events in Sicily and these events kept growing larger. Upon coming of age, Massimo moved to Germany to pursue music production further.
When his first production "De Largo' was complete, he gave it to Pete Namlook of Fax Records label in Frankfurt. Torsten Fenslau, the manager of club Dorian Gray in Frankfurt got a hold of the single and it was soon after placed at #1 on the club charts in Germany.
This began Massimo's international DJ career. Massimo has over 65 releases, including 6 albums and has been featured on over 85 successful electronic dance compilations worldwide.
His repertoire includes works published by Sony Music, and BMG Ariola and has collaborated with Warner Chappell Music and Universal Music for licensing. Massimo Vivona founded Headzone Records in 1995 along with Andy Howard founder of Intergroove Distribution UK.
Their focus was the worldwide distribution of vinyl and CDs by some of the most cutting-edge electronic music artists. Massimo continues to have a deep appreciation for vinyl and to this day prefers playing his sets on vinyl.
In his own words "Digital sounds sort of synthetic compared to vinyl, it does not have the sound quality that vinyl does; Vinyl has a much more warm sound and is the grandfather of digital music and should be respected." "Vinyl gives life to the music."
Headzone Records is currently operating out of the U.S. with the same mission of the distribution of exceptional electronic music on vinyl worldwide. In closing Massimo has this to say "Special thanks to Pete Namlook for believing in my music R.I.P, and my brother Andy Howard and all the family of Intergroove for also believing in my creativity."
Listen live on Thursday the 30th of December 2021 from 10 PM to 12 AM Indochina Time (ICT) and repeat Monday from 10 AM to 12 PM (ICT).
'Francesco Conti and Friends' episode 4, 30th December 2021.
Francesco Conti: (first hour).
Mirojam - Summit (Gianni Piras Remix) [NDI]
Mauriziog - Distance (Original Mix) [Trench]
Tito K. - Belial (Original Mix) [Trench]
A503X - Secret Agency (Original Mix) [NDI]
Francesco Conti - No Problem (Club Mix) [NDI]
Gianni Piras - Outsider Solar System (Original Mix) [Se7ens Digital]
Dyno - Drumatix Line (Original Mix) [Dyrwalk]
El Brujo - Till The Sheeps Become Lions (Original Mix) [Trench]
Drumsauw - Atom (Original Mix) [Planet Rhythm]
Makaja Gonzales - So Different (DJ D Redd Remix) [Trench]
Jay Norris - Locus (Original Mix) [Gain Plus]
Pier Giorgio Marini - Disco Brain (Original Mix) [NDI]
Mark Wise - Rumble In The Jungle (Giulia (It) Paxtech Remix) [Gain Plus]
Henry Mwnn Lobbs - Breath Go (Original Mix) [Trench]
Timebandit - Rebirth (Original Mix) [Gain]
Fatima Hajji - Loost (Luca Gaeta Remix) [Gain]
Massimo Vivona: (second hour).
Adriatique & Marino Canal - Home Feat. Delhia De France
Black Peters - Avenue B
Denis Horvat - Noise Feat. Lelah
Innellea - The World Returns
KASST - The Hymn Of Fallen Dreams
Patrice Baumel - Sender
Woo York - Immigrant
Colyn - Exo
Agents Of Time - Santiago
Mind Against - Isolate
ARTBAT & Rafael Cerato - Uplift (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
Listen on Mixcloud here.