The Deepshakerz Launch "Safe Music" Imprint, Exclusive Q&A

The Italian duo Domy Berardino & Mirco Sonatore (The Deepshakerz) launched their brand new imprint ‘Safe Music’ in fine style this week exclusively on Traxsource.  

These two young Italian DJ/Producers regularly serve up a perfect blend of various musical styles ranging from vocal House, afro-beats, to 90s Tech and Chicago style. Their music has led to them gaining international support from the DJ likes: Groove Armada, David Morales, Loco Dice, Dubfire, Riva Starr, Mark Knight, Roger Sanchez, 2000 and One, Pirupa, Luciano, Shinedoe, Tube & Berger, Quentin Harris, Stefano Noferini, Chocolate Puma, Sandy Rivera and many more….

We caught up with Domy and Mirco yesterday to find out just whats happening in their world, read on for our Exclusive Q&A…

The Interview

1) Firstly, thanks for taking the time out to chat with us. Tell us where you are and how you are feeling right now.

Hello guys first of all thanks to you for this interview. We are right now in our studios here in Italy, we’re producing and working hard for the summer season with fresh tracks for our new label “SAFE” and sorting out gigs.

2) Where does your artist name emanate from, what’s its meaning & why did you choose it?

Very interesting question: yes we chose this name for our production project about 4 years and we needed something original that had impact. I had a “flash of genius” and remembered a cool duo i listened to the year 2000 called the “Vinylshakerz” We simply added one of our favourite genres “deep house” alongside “shakerz”. This gives the idea of “shaking or shakable” :)

3) What is the one machine, program, sound, drum machine, technique that characterizes your sound?

Our way of working is very simple, we love to work with sample and loops (and we self-define good “sounds-modifiers”). If we listen to a sound whether it be a sample, song or small groove and we get inspiration from it, we start working and editing to create something original from it. We also use a bit of hardware to gather more ideas :)

4) Tell us about your new Label Safe Music?

About SAFE, its important for us and we’ve been waiting for the right moment to launch it. We have always been little talents scouts (if we can say so ourselves :), and right now there’s a lot of great young, unknown talent out there. We enjoy researching and want help them in all the best possible ways. Our music taste are very eclectic and we are openminded. We listen to everything and we like give feedbacks ion the demos we receive. The real talents always emerge sooner or later and we will help those artists as much as possible :)

5) What keeps you both motivated after all this time? Tell us about the highs and the lows.

We know that things are not easy and we’ve had many high and low moments but our passion for the music is strong and we never give up. We continue challenge ourselves but pushing the boundaries in this current world of music!

6) Share a few artists that have influenced your sound?

Our favourite producers have always been Marc Kinchen (MK) Riva Starr, Sidney Charles and the duo Emi and Giacomo aka Supernova. They all they have exactly the right concept of versatility that we love and aspired to with our music!

7) What/who inspires you?

A good and difficult question :) We don’t have anything specific that gives us inspiration. A simple track-sample (4 or 8 beat) or anything we like can inspire us to make something good. A vocal, part of an acappella or instrument etc.

8) What’s you’re opinion on the current state of house music

The music is always evolving and many people think that true house music is the current “EDM” music (avicii, guetta, swedish house, mafia etc) but unfortunately they are obviously wrong about that :). But thank GOD we live in a moment of a great return to the real roots thanks to artist like Kenny Dope, MK, Cajmere, Dennis Ferrer, Kerry Chandler, Kevin Saunderson, Robert Owens, and other pure house legends that they are doing everything to increase the quality in the current dance music business….“The real real real House Music will never die”

9) And finally, what would be your short list of dream collaborations, past or present – dead or alive?

We are fans of old school music, the very roots house music and one of our first loves was the massive Hit ‘Free of Ultra Natè’ as for us this is the most evergreen house anthem of ever. We could play it within the next 50 years and people will still remember it :). So defiantly Ultra Natè. Also when Marlon D asked us to remix his single with “Ultra Natè, we couldn’t believe it. Marshall Jefferson too. We remixed his legendary hit ‘Move your body’ in 2011 which was then licensed from Ultra records…. More remixes of people we look up to are coming. Stay tuned! :)

The Deepshakerz latest release ‘We Are’ is out now on Traxsource.

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