FOLD Invites Claudio PRC + Interview

Claudio PRC is a favourite amongst the entire team at FOLD. As the first DJ playing at the Semantica Records night Claudio set the perfect tone for our early dancers and the following sets from his label mates. From listening to this set you can clearly hear the passion Claudio instills into his track selection and blending. We relish the opportunity to allow DJ’s like Claudio to comfortably perform exactly the way they want.

Accompanying this mix, our in-house journalist, Smoki, posed some questions to Claudio on his approach to warming up a dance-floor.

Live recording:

Interview:

Thanks for agreeing to this interview Claudio. Your recent warm up set at FOLD was a masterclass in how to get a deep techno party started. First, I’d love to ask what you thought of FOLD?

When I played for the first time at FOLD I was amazed by the structure. A warehouse which totally represents the true underground spirit in London. Finally, something that the city absolutely needed…for my past experiences! How it was made and managed is very pure, a community completely devoted to our culture. The sound system and its DJ booth is perfectly made and curated, along with the LED wall and lighting system. I always feel comfortable playing there.

How do you prepare your warm up set? Do you mix in a different way when playing at this time?

When I prepare a warm up set I want to start from a primordial sound. Like concrete sounds. In general, field recordings related to a specific experience or a specific place – which in that time – are inspiring me most. Then slowly I like to add synthetic sounds, beat-less, mainly drones with dilated elements, long pads and wrapping atmospheres aimed to create an imaginary life to the room. A frame, an imaginary soundscape. Always slowly, I start to add percussive elements and rhythms, some melodies, trying to reach a point where the groove can come in. The method of mixing is very deep and dilated in space, aimed at creating the right climax.

In your opinion, what makes a great warm up set?

The warm up set is the most important part of the party. It’s the beginning of the story of the night, so it leads the night in a specific way. From my point of view the opening set must give to the people the proper welcome in the club. I like warm welcomes, so as a dancer I would love to be hugged by the music with warm and pleasant sounds, to let my ears adapt to the sound system and to be comfortable with the space and with the other dancers. Another very important thing is to be respectful to the artist who is playing after, to leave to him/her a proper key to start his/her performance as best as possible. It’s important to really know who is playing after and to listen to a lot of his/her music!

Tell me about playing to audiences in London, Claudio.

For a couple of years I’ve been playing regularly in London and during this time I was able to build a passionate crowd who constantly come to my gigs because they want to listen to a certain type of music and to have a deeper experience. It’s beautiful to see in the last years how deep music has created a common sense of party all over the world! London is undoubtedly part of this scene, it’s a community which is linked to each other and I am very happy for this.

Lastly, I’d like to find out which producers or DJ’s are really exciting you right now?

Thank you so much for giving me the possibility to tell you my point of view on this topic which I love so much. I’ve been impressed in the last couple of years by my dear friend Luigi Tozzi. He is a young talent but he already has great maturity on all these things we discussed here. Both his productions and his DJ sets are an example of how something should be done properly. If you don’t know, I totally recommend!

Thanks for the taking time to answer these questions Claudio!

꿈 Kkum 08 – Claudio PRC

Monday 15th July 2019.

The eighth episode of Kkum is the set of Claudio PRC who is a Deep Techno / Ambient artist from Italy. The story of Claudio’s dream which consists of deep sounds from the soul continues during 60min.

꿈 Kkum Podcast – Episodes about Dream, running by vurt.

Tracklist:

Multicast Dynamics – Oriva
Carlo Giustini – Ciò Che Resta
Antti Rannisto – Colors
Pete Namlook – Music For Urban Meditation – Part III
Abul Mogard – House On The River
Wanderwelle – Ancestral Guidance
Saba Alizadeh – Dream
Unjin – Untitled Space
Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri – Bajo Un Ocaso Desteñido

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC, Berlin 2019, released by Kkum, Seoul, South Korea.

Claudio PRC – Hapësira Podcast II

We leave the reins of our second podcast to Claudio PRC, who together with Ness left lasting impressions through their trademark transcendental sound back in 2017 during #RWVIII.

Tracklist:

Multicast Dynamics – Surface II
Mohlao – Aperture
Luigi Tozzi – Black Market
Adiel – Melodica
Blazej Malinowski – ADD
Yogg & Pharaoh – Jacqueline
Motionen – Ion
Amandra – Volques (Evigt Mörker Edit)
Patrick Siech – Noctambulist
Leiras – These Bones
Kaspiann – Birds
Oscar Mulero – Texture (Cassegrain Remix)
Kryss Hypnowave – Ursa Major (Claudio PRC Version)
JP Enfant – Our Future Is Under Construction

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC on February 2019, released by Hapësira, Prishtina, Kosovo.

Ankali #007 – Claudio PRC [podcast]

While you’re eagerly waiting for the evening festivities to come, we’re thrilled to share a little present with you. Our friend and resident Claudio PRC mixed the latest episode in our podcast series and it’s a real blessing. Enjoy the 60 minutes of mesmerizing atmospheric tunes and don’t forget that the next edition of Volumi Dinamici, a night curated by Claudio, is coming up with guest djs Wrong Assessment and fleika this Friday. Merry Christmas!

Tracklist:

Multicast Dynamics – Cell Structure
Atoll – Ikik Pt 1
Barac – Gama De Carti
Kosei Fukuda – Evril
Na Nich – Log (Luigi Tozzi Remix)
Varro – A Chance Encounter
Edit Select & Teste – Ascend (Claudio PRC Remix)
A Sacred Geometry – Veive
Deepbass & Ness – Les Planes
Wrong Assessment – Rebirth
Primal Code – Morgana
Alkini – Myosis (Andrea Cossu Remix)

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC on December 2018, artwork collaboration w/ Kristýna Fingerlandová, released by Ankali.

28.12.2018: Volumi Dinamici: Wrong Assessment, Claudio PRC, fleika

 

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Label Showcase: Ultimae Records (Mix by Claudio PRC)

Claudio PRC highlights his favourite tracks from Ultimae catalogue, embracing all aspects of the music of the label, from ambient and experimental, to chill out and techno.

Read the feature: Label Showcase: Ultimae Records – Orb Mag

Tracklist:

01. AES Dana – Antimatter (Ante)
02. Hybrid Leisureland – Trampoline Hotel
03. Cell – Second Shape Part II
04. AES Dana – Aftermath # 04
05. Sync24 – Source
06. Between Interval – Aerolith
07. Liquid Stranger – Minimum
08. Master Margherita & Ermetico – Blue Fish (Winter Mix)
09. AES Dana – Perimeters
10. AES Dana – Memory Shell (Lost Radio Edit)
11. H.U.V.A. Network – Processing Lights
12. Robert Rich – Somnium

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC, released by Orb Mag.

Bunker Podcast 28 – Claudio PRC

Past guest, Claudio PRC joins Melbourne’s Bunker for the 28th Podcast and in typical Claudio fashion, it’s comprised of deep, atmospheric techno. Enjoy.

Tracklist:

William Basinski – El Camino Real [2062]
Alan Backdrop – Axiae [EKAR Records]
Edit Select – Loop Continue (Claudio PRC Remix) [Dreiklang]
Maxime – Focus [Circular Limited]
Tawbaq – North Pole Expedition [Circular Limited]
Blazej Malinowski – Confinement [Unknown Timeline]
Svreca & Retina.it – Aquatermae [Konstrukt]
Son Kite – Eye See You [Iboga Records]
Ness – Psychotechnologies [The Gods Planet]
Lewis Fautzi – Diffracted [Pole Group]
Luigi Tozzi – Binary Sunset [Hypnus Records]
Modern Heads – Eumaeus [Outis Music]
Hydergine – Entheology (Deepbass Remix) [phorma]
Christopher Ledger – Metonimia [МАЯК]
Evigt Mörker – Vem [Evigt Mörker]

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC, June 2017.

The Memoir – Page 7: Claudio PRC

A podcast curated by Hypnus Records where talented electronic music producers are invited to make a recording consisting entirely of their own creations; a memoir.

Tracklist:

Claudio PRC – Emission (Nebulae) [TGP]
Claudio PRC – Echoes [Prologue Music]
Claudio PRC – Nur [Prologue Music]
Claudio PRC – Transparent [Prologue Music]
Claudio PRC – Ostinato [Semantica Records]
Claudio PRC – Through The Lights [Prologue Music]
Edit Select – Hi Line Extraction (Claudio PRC Version) [Lanthan Audio]
Claudio PRC – Oes [Prologue Music]
Teste – The Wipe (Claudio PRC Version) [Edit Select Records]
Claudio PRC – Ter [Trolldans Records]
Claudio PRC – Riflesso (with Dino Sabatini) [Semantica Records]
Luigi Tozzi – Attis (Reworked By Claudio PRC) [Mental Modern]

Credits:

Recorded by Claudio PRC, May 2017.