Last time I gave you my word, that our musical sessions won’t be just about one genre. I keep my word, so I asked a very special artist from Berlin – Giuseppe Marchegiano aka Hubble, for mixing this ambient session. Hope you will enjoy it!
Hello Hubble! Thanks for your time for mixing #2 C-Heads podcast and to give this interview. How are you today?
-Hey, thanks to you for inviting me here. It‘s always a good day when I got to sleep 7, 8 hours the night before. Sleep is commercial but I love it so much!
Seems like you are real artist who moves from one place to another and is still looking for new ones :-) You moved across Europe from native Sardinia and as I know, at first to Ibiza. Tell us, why?
-Well, i dont have such a busy calendar, I am not so popular, even if I have been doing what I do since 1990. I like to enjoy my city, family, friends, partying there and when I have the chance to play somewhere I ‘m always very excited as if it would be my first time. Fortunately I am not into those mechanics of star dj s that are living 50% of life between flying and living in hotels. Maybe you miss out on really getting to know the people and you dont get to really see the places you visit. It is just a job then. But music makes all of this special of course. I moved to Ibiza because I had the chance to play as a resident DJ for two seasons in a beautiful bar of a friend. I had a fantastic experience, hard sometimes, because the reality of Ibiza is not so magic as the nature of the island is. It is difficult to discover or find good music. One of my favourite clubs there for sure is the Underground, otherwise I always choose places where friends are playing. I still sometimes visit the island, as I have friends there that I miss and I love to see. Probably in summer 2011 we will make something as Club Mio there.
How were parties on Ibiza when you lived there? I’m asking, because personally, I connect Ibiza with “pure music industry”. Is it even possible to find some underground/no commercial parties there?
-I would say “pure drugs industry“ and yes, as I said before, if you are living there you can also have great privat parties. To enjoy the beautiful beaches and some little villages in the countryside,- that for me is the right spirit to live today on this island. And if you attend some small parties with producers or musicians you like then you can have a good time.
Anyway, making music more commercial and parties for tourists, that could be one of the problems in Berlin (where you are living now), don’t you think?
-Berlin is magic because you can have thousands and thousands of parties every week. With no limits regards music, from techno to metal to pop to jazz to rock. In the most famous clubs, as everybody knows, now 70%, 80% of visitors are tourists.
Berlin is definitely the mecca of music now. Tell us, what is the magic of this city? Because I know lots and lots of artists who want to move there or already live there…
-People move to Berlin because you can have the freedom that you miss in other cities. There are no other cities like this in the world and if you arrive as a student or with different plans about your life it can happen that you start being a famous artist after 2,3 years.
And aren’t you afraid of the overcrowding of labels, artists, events and whatever in Berlin?
- I am only afraid about politics. Label,artists and events are always welcome. I am a little sad because in the last six years prices are growing so fast and also some politicians of the town closed down many clubs that were legendary.
Which city you would choose, if you had to leave?
Ok, let’s talk about your great release on Archipel label. How was the collaboration with Pheek and the other guys from the label?
- Archipel has been one of my favorite labels since I was born. So when they decided to release my album it was like a dream come true. Pheek today is a special friend and I also have the chance to do some projects with him. I‘m always honoured when I can share my ideas with him. I love so many artists that are part of that label and just recently I have discovered the beautiful album of Marc Neyen.
And do you plan any new releases for the upcoming year?
- I do. Also on a new label that I really love for the courage to still produce on vinyl. I decided to release only on vinyl in the future (except some releases which I have already planned some time ago to be released digital). I love the concept to give away mp3s for free. As we do with Morning Tools (Sleep is Commercial) where the quality of productions is important and can be downloaded for free.
Is there any artist with who you really would love to cooperate?
- I can tell that I love so much to produce alone or with close friends, I don´t love to be remixed or remix other´s work. The most important project I am doing at the moment is to work on one release for Joe Claussell’s label Sacred Rythm. When he said that he wants to produce me I was shocked. He is a legend to me. This year my favourite live act was Minilogue in Berghain (3 hours!).
Can you tell us the story of the mix? When/where it was recorded?
-This mix was the first part of my dj set at Goa club in Rome last November. It was a warm up for Adam Beyer, so I had the chance to play something more techno than usual. And I guess Goa has the best soundsystem I have ever heard in Italy. If you know me, you know that I can play always different sets, so for me it is impossible to answer to the question -what kind of music do you play? : – )
And would you like to add something for our readers and listeners?
- Follow your dreams.
Thank you very much!
Interview and Text by Simona Hypsová