Interview with Carlo Oliva

Interview with Carlo Oliva

March 12th, 2023 / By: simps0n

You started producing back in the 80s with your first release "Follow Me" from 85, tell us how you got into the business and how that single came to be.
As a simple person who loves music, I started as a DJ, and the desire to make my creations heard led me to become interested in how to enter the world of DJ producers, and so I met who I needed to achieve my dream

Who is/are you favorite artist(s)?
Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, Kraftwerk.

You worked with some of the biggest names in the Italian dance music scene, do you have any favorite artists or producers you like to work with?
I learned with everyone and with everyone I gave something so I enjoy every single collaboration without having a set list, some things cannot be classified.

You've had quite a few aliases over the years both as front man and producer in Safeway, Carolina Marquez, Etnotechno, Pinky Tonque, Krapfen, DOS and many more. Do you have a particular song or project that you are most proud of and which?
Yes, without a doubt Safeway "I'm In love". I believe that this composition of mine of which I am the singer can show my total versatility, producer author singer, in short, everything I wanted is here in i'm in love

What are you favorite artists to listen to at the moment?
I really like the sound of David Guetta in all his productions, for me a genius. I would like a collaboration, I think a bomb could be born to put together my culture and know how to make the 80's and its very modern vision in the present day.

What do you think is the future for Italo Dance music?
italo dance is eternal, from many countries in the world they listen to us, they take our melodies, they make their own versions and everything always works. Just see David Guetta with "I'm good".

What do you like to do in your spare time?
My life is not made up of mandatory commitments, I was born free and I do everything I've always liked to do, read, cook, play music, play with my puppies.

What are your plans for the future? Style, project etc.
My project is always constant, i live every day trying to understand how the world evolves, and i study to evolve with it.

Have you thought about bringing back the MovimentoLento series one last time?
Yes, I thought I'd put all those sounds and melodies back on track that for a few years have been the most sought-after compositions on the web, of course there won't be a CD and I'll do everything digitally.

What news can you reveal for us about your future productions? And the future for your label DOS?
For a few months I have taken over all the editorial discourse to maintain my line that is not something that others already do, they will criticize me but I will be original by staying in the 80's and 90's.

Artist name(s)?
Safeway, Etnotechno, Karl King, Karlo Olivas

Real name?
Carlo Oliva


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