'The Track That...' with Giuseppe Ottaviani
In episode 5 of our exclusive 'The Track That...'-series Tim Stark interviewed no one other than Giuseppe Ottaviani who had a great year in 2013 with releasing his artist album Magenta, from which recently a live album has been released.
The track that I wish I’d produced is William Orbit - Adagio for strings. This is the track that brought me here. I’m from classical music and this one was the perfect match between classical and dance beat and I though this would be the musical style I wanted to follow.
The track that could make a grown man cry is Ennio Morricone - Secret Of The Sahara. It’s such an emotional track with a gorgeous melody. What I always loved from certain classical music tracks like this one is the interaction between each sound (no need to forget that each sound is actually a human being) working together to build up emotions. It’s the progression of sounds that makes this really uplifting until the tracks literally explodes in what, indeed, can make a grown man like me cry.
The track that never fails to put a smile on my face is Solarstone - Seven Cities. A classic from Solarstone that has never left my mind since the early days. It’s all about good melodies to me and what an amazing melody is this one. Timeless.
The track that I’m playing every gig at the moment is Giuseppe Ottaviani - Passion. I’m always excited to play new material to the audience and Passion is my new upcoming single taken from the Magenta Live album which has just been released on Black Hole.
The track that isn’t EDM, but rocks just the same is Giuseppe Ottaviani - Liverpool. Another track taken
from Magenta Live. This is not the usual stuff I do but it has its story and I like to move around and experiment different things in my musical style. This is probably the most EDM-ish track I’m able to make, but have a listen yourself and you’ll notice that at the end this is just pure trance.
The track that shoulda been in a movie is Johnny McDaid - Stay There. I may be wrong but I don’t think this track has got its deserved attention. When I firstly heard this from Johnny I told him congratulation this is gonna be HUGE.
The track that is so perfect in its Original form it should never be touched by man nor remixer is Paul van Dyk - For An Angel. Don’t touch this track, simple. For an Angel it’s been one of the greatest inspirations for me and it actually helped me to find my signature sound, the sound I’ve been known for, so thanks again for such a beautiful track.
The tracks that changed my life were NU NRG - Dreamland and Giuseppe Ottaviani - Linking People. Dreamland was the breakthrough track that allowed me to turn my passion for music into a real job. Linking People was the starting point of my solo career after NU NRG split up.
The track that I’ve just put out there... A whole new album called Magenta Live. Have a look at www.giuseppeottaviani.com and let me know what do you think about this new concept of “Live album”.