Venice, Italy-based musician Vencres had started his musical journey at the age of 14 and through his music, he had discovered the whole range of electronic music and of the house scene along the way.
His first synthesizer, a Juno 106, led the foundation for his passion for analogue gear and the production of electronic music. It never stopped since then. Vencres just released his latest single ‘Beyond’ and is currently working on a new album.
See our exclusive interview with him
Looking back, what were some of your earliest entries into music appreciation? And music production?
My musical education started very early when I was four or five years old. I remember listening to a lot of music from Nina Simone and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. I guess that’s the reason behind my love for melodies and synthesizers.
The music production came much later as a teenager when I rediscovered acts like Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and others.
What inspired you to start making the electronic music that you are now?
My inspiration to start with electronic music was definitely this blend of different styles and sounds that I absorbed while listening to this genre. It sounded fresh and exciting and was so different from all other music. This inspired me to start with my own electronic music.
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I mainly use vintage analogue gear to achieve my sound and some plugins. Software-wise I use Ableton and Wavelab. Being able to combine both worlds, analogue and digital, offers a lot of flexibility.
Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?
My studio is continuously evolving since there is so much gear to explore. Every synth, compressor, equalizer or effect unit has its own personality that wants to be discovered.
Which three albums or artists would you say have influenced your sound in a big way?
Many albums. The first ones that come to my mind are Giorgio Moroder’s “E=MC²”, “From Here To Eternity” and Daft Punk’s “Discovery”.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar?
Currently no new artists on my radar, I’m afraid.
What inspires you outside of music?
I draw my biggest inspiration from encounters with people, memories, little details and places that I’ve visited.
What do you want to accomplish with your music?
I make music to express myself so this is always a very personal process. If I can reach people through my music and make them happy, then even better.
What, in your opinion would be the perfect genre fusion?
Classical, jazzy, electronic funk.
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or releases in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
I am currently working on an album and some new singles.
Famous last words?
Don’t give up your music!
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