Techno Tuesday is a function on EDM All Day documenting the tradition of underground dance music. We’ll deliver you unique interviews, tracks, and narratives from artists throughout the techno, tech home, and deep home world in an effort to make clear among the greatest expertise exterior the world of mainstream dance music.
It’s onerous to imagine that 999999999 (pronounced “9 occasions 9”) have been round for a mere two years. They’ve turned the underground scene on its head since they broke into it with brute pressure, proving simply how fluid techno may be with an entirely-improvised arrange with every efficiency. Not a lot is understood concerning the mysterious pair exterior the truth that they arrive from Italy and have a penchant for onerous, acid-fueled industrial sounds — that’s why EDM All Day determined to wrangle them in for a deep dive into their profession. They dish on their most popular , their artistic course of, and the way they’ve discovered their method to the highest of their area of interest.
You guys are fairly the enigmatic duo. How did you meet and determine to start making music/performing collectively?
Originally we’re from the identical metropolis, Venice. We have been each djs and producers in our hometown, we now have related tastes in music and in the future we determined to file one thing collectively and we have been completely happy of the end result, so we determined to launch our personal venture.
Are any of you classically skilled? If so, what devices did you play? And what made each of you fall in love with digital music?
No, we don’t have any musical background, first devices we performed have been synths and drum machines. It was solely about coaching so much with what we had. We fall in love with digital music as a result of earlier than enjoying we have been additionally clubbers and we have been fascinated by this world.
Tell us about perfecting your course of; ‘stay improvisation’ sounds scary to the common music client, and even the common DJ. What key classes have you ever discovered in your journey so far?
We didn’t wish to play tracks from different individuals on a regular basis, we most popular enjoying what we create with our devices and naturally improvise with them, completely different patterns and performing some cool issues in actual time. That’s the important thing of our performances.
Any items of you prefer specifically, each within the studio and performing stay? Why is that this? What about you’d wish to personal or check out sooner or later?
We are utilizing nearly all Elektron stuff (Analog Rytm, Analog Four, Octactrak), good machines for stay. And after all, for the acid sounds, the 303, not the unique one sadly, however good clones like Cyclone TT303, Roland Tb03 and Avalon from Abstrakt Instruments. Many results like reverb, delay and that’s all. I feel we don’t want many different stuff, we desire to make use of what we now have however utilizing all functionalities.
You are additionally recognized to your onerous, acid-laced techno. What attracts you two to this sound versus others? Does it work simpler on this format, is it extra inspiring to you, and so forth?
As we instructed earlier than, we have been each djs and we have been impressed by the outdated 90’s acid techno information and that’s what we need to recreate with our releases and stay. That old fashioned techno contact, few sounds however nicely blended collectively.
You have launched a pair issues up to now to complement your stay units. Do you’ve got any plans of constructing releases a extra common factor, or are you going to remain firmly within the improvisation zone in the meanwhile? What is your overarching musical imaginative and prescient?
Yes, after all we labored very onerous for brand new information to be launched in 2019. So you may anticipate many authentic tracks from us on our personal label, many collaborations with different labels and artists with different tracks and remixes.
We’re to listen to about your inventive journey, which we think about is perhaps a bit extra ‘troublesome’ for somebody as area of interest and out of doors the established order. How did you discover your means onto so many prolific dancefloors already, and what are some hardships you’ve overcome in your journey to be full time musicians?
We have been merely not completely happy on being dj on our hometown, the place you’ve got the prospect to play provided that you realize anyone and never to your mixing expertise. So we felt the should be listened exterior Italy too and the primary logical step was to start out making tracks and make investments cash on a brand new label. We did it and it went very nicely and it was so quick, we didn’t anticipate such a fantastic suggestions in a short while, however on the identical time we believed so sturdy on this venture, working onerous each single day, so we’re very completely happy of what we reached now. If you produce good music, you may at all times discover anyone who can provide you an opportunity and that’s what occurred to us with our first gigs, then individuals noticed we have been good in performing stay too and it was simpler.