Ahead of his slot supporting UMEK at The Gallery on 18th July, we sat down with Stefano Noferini to talk music, vinyl shopping and tech.
Your previous Gallery visit was last October, for Toolroom’s anniversary celebrations. How was that night?
For a DJ, performing at Ministry of Sound is always a dream. I’m so proud to be part of a legendary institution.
Why is The Box, suited to the sound of your Deeperfect label?
My label, Deeperfect and the sound attributed to it, has a lot of fans in UK. I usually change the overall sound of my live sets a bit depending on the situation... I tend to make my sets at Ministry more energetic, because I get such a buzz when I play there.
We're loving your latest track “Million Units”, what was the inspiration behind this?
The track goes back to the sound of techno music in the nineties… It’s a sound that really gets the crowd gripped, because my style is often mixed with tech house.
Was there much tweaking of the arrangement, before reaching this final version?
Yes, I produced the track with Paco Maroto and it took us a long time to reach the standard we had in mind. The vocal part took us a lot of time too, as it’s quite elaborate.
Name one tune you will definitely be playing on Friday?
“Million Units” for sure, "Loove" - that will be released at the end of July and then "Close your Eyes", that’s gonna be released later on. The track is finished and I love it, but we’re waiting for some remixes.
Apart from the club, where else do you like to visit when in London?
I usually do a lot of shopping…of vinyls! Not only in vinyl shops but where you find vintage items and - if you’re lucky, rare records.
What upcoming projects should fans look out for?
I’m always working on many things. A new single from Daniel Selfmade, which will be remixed by Pig & Dan and Mendo, and a new collaboration with Mendo, which will be released in September.
Finally use three words to describe your forthcoming set?
I’ll play a tech / tech house set, at about 126-127 BPM. As I said, I think that my music will be full of energy, as that's what I feel when I’m in Ministry of Sound. It's probably the crowd: they give it to me and I give it back!
That was a lot more than three words Stefano, but we'll let you off this time!
You can catch Stefano playing alongside UMEK and Hollen on Friday 18th July. Tickets available now.
09 Jul 2014