Is really hard to be positive during this strange time, but music always makes me dream and always gives me good vibes.
A place that influences my sound so much is Hackney Wick. I have always lived in East London (Hackney Area) and I think it’s the right place for a musician.
I was born and raised near Naples, many artists have influenced my path starting from Lucio Battisti up to Four Tet. I think Bibio is the artist who influenced and still influences my productions, he is a genius for me. Check him out if you don’t know him!
Yeah it was hard to find the right vibes, during the first lockdown but after a while I started to feel a good sensation. 2016, La Magia Della Noia and my debut album (as Tia-Mellow), Memories, have all been created during this period. So a really fruitful period for me for sure!
Well, I actually study music and sound design, and I have learned a lot of new skills this year, especially the mixing part, which gave me a new perspective of my sound. I’m always learning!
Why do this new alias anonymously? What is the thinking behind that? Because I have another project which is more tech house and techno-focused, so I like being able to split the two projects. That’s it!
Yeah there is a big difference between this is more dark, more ambient with different vibes, the other is more for the dance floor, really another kind of music.
I use a lot of machines like Roland TR8S, moog minitaur but during this period i used a lot of the plug in with my computer I find some of them really useful and they give me a unique sound.
2016 is an up and down of emotion for me, was the first that I produced after I came back to London from Italy, all the background sound, the ambient part is totally registered in Naples near the Vesuvio vulcan.
Yeah I want to grow up with this new alias as much as I can, because this sound is part of me, and I want to share it with the world.
Is more for listening and less for dancefloor, is not for different audience, but I would love to do a live and play all the Tia-Mellow discography.
I think first of all is London, this city everyday spread to me a lot of good vibes and sensation, after artists like Four Tet, Bibio , Caribou.
Aside from music, can you tell us a bit about your inspirations?
I have always been very sensitive to sound in general, I have always had a passion for recording sounds and voices, since I was a child, in fact I have a childhood memory where using an old director of my father, I recorded my grandfather talking, and thanks to those recordings now we can still remember his voice.
It was not easy to create these tracks, because I had to face obstacles especially in looking for the right sound, but my experience has helped me a lot.
What else you got coming up/are you working on? I started a new album that I would like to release on some big label, let’s see the upcoming news 🙂
Tia-Mellow’s 2016 is out 27/11. Keep up with Tia Mellow on Facebook, Instagram and Soundcloud.