30 December, 2020

MOAI Dj Platform Europe welcomes Matteo P

MOAI Dj Platform Europe welcomes Matteo P

He was born in La Spezia on June 27, 1979. Like many of us, music has been a constant presence since childhood. His parents let him listen a lot, both at home and in the car. His repertoire was wide and varied, ranging from Morandi Celentano to Queen and Bob Marley. His father was also very fond of Depeche Mode and Terence Trent D’Arby. Wishing well has been his wake-up call for months to the delight of the neighbors. At that time the first vinyl purchase from him dates back to Europe’s “final countdown”. It was 1986 when he was only 7 years old.

The encounter with club music occurred in 1994 when he went dancing for the first time on Sunday afternoons with friends. The figure of the DJ immediately caught his attention, especially because of his ability to give continuity to the selected pieces of music using those splendid equipment (mixer and turntable) full of colored lights, levers and various buttons. Giving up the moped he convinced his parents to give him everything he needed to learn to mix and immediately began buying the first techno music vinyls. Those were the years when the progressive movement was experiencing a moment of great splendor on the Italian west coast. Not far from his house were places of worship such as the Duple ‘of Aulla, the Imperiale of Tirrenia (Pisa), and the Insomnia of Ponsacco. He was immediately captivated by this genre full of avant-garde sound and the pioneers of that genre continue to be his reference today both from a technical point of view and a musical selection. For him, the manic quest for technical precision has always been a fixed thought and he has always tried to improve.

In 1997 at 18 with 3 other dear friends he had his first experience in a club. They were in charge of managing track 2 of that well-known Sunday afternoon disco, of which until the previous year they were loyal customers. From 1997 to 2000 he at various times he found himself playing at that club alongside the best DJs in the Italian progressive techno scene. During this period, he also participated in musical marathons that lasted up to 12 hours and in which many DJs from the best clubs alternated. He personally he was able to slip between the cymbals, the mixer and play often during that period, but he never managed to consolidate his position.

In the year 2000, the club from his beginnings unfortunately decided to close as well as its reference vinyl stores. The Internet was in its infancy. The Beatport hadn’t been invented yet, he certainly couldn’t make a living from music so he decided to look for a more secure job. Music was always part of him, but he stopped looking for opportunities. I have been working in the financial field since 2004 and thank God he likes what he does, but passion is something else, so between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 he decided to update his equipment to buy traktor scratch, not to be left alone with nostalgia for analog and also adopt digital transformation.

During this period, he became very close to a person that he has always known and who, although he left, managed to do several evenings of a certain level. This person has become and remains a great friend. Dj Lory Lamberti, this is his artistic name, always very close to the Kama Kama club in Camaiore (Lucca), he has played in several high-level evenings (kama, Kiss my House events, Capannina, etc.).
In the summer of 2012, Lory started calling me to share the cabin with him. A couple of times he was able to join him at the club, but most of the time we took care of the music selection for various bars and pubs in our area. Leaving from aperitif time until late at night. All this until closing …

 


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