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Fare Soldi “Scion: Me What You Got” Mix + Q&A

Fare Soldi fell upon my ears when I first heard their super italo/acid tune “Tuto Tutti Sempre Subito” – a tune I still bump often. The duo were gracious enough to answer a few questions as well as hooks us up with a mix they made for Scion. Check it.

Download: Fare Soldi “Scion: Me What You Got”

1. Who is Fare Soldi? How would you describe your music?

Fare Soldi are two charming 30 y.o. with “the most and the worst” beautiful taste for everything you can find in life.
Often this is an incredible styling advantage, and just sometimes it could bring troubles. For example when putting ketchup over chocolate cakes. This strange blend makes what we call “Frico Disco”, a kind of sweaty heavy greasy disco music.

2. What was your first musical memory?

It’s quite a secret, but we met each other when we were 10 years old and started doing a cover band of the Blues Brothers. We did gigs dressed with big jackets from our parents, jumping and dancing and performing in playback. After the Milli Vanilli scandal in 1990, we felt we were the next music superstars to fall, so we changed direction. And today we can proudly say that at least our grammies are safe.

3. What are your influences, musical or otherwise?

A lot of stuff, definitely. But what made us to decide to be musicians most of any other thing, was people with moustaches.

4. Top 5 favorite producers/DJs?

Surely those two skinny french kids with robot masks, Basement Jaxx for those tons of little crazy sounds on every track, Dj Shadow (but just when he was a little fatter), J Dilla (but just when he was a little living), Prince Paul for every little tear of sweat poured to put together the samples on the De La Soul “3 feet high and rising” album.

5. What are your top 5 dance tracks that inspired you to start making dance music?

When we heard “Everybody dance” by Chic for the first time we said “Everybody dance! Us too!”
When we heard “Gypsy woman” by Crystal Waters for the first time we said “La da de la de da! We can write deep lyrics like those too!”
When we heard “Windowlicker” by Aphex Twin for the first time we said “Hey, strange music with boobies and beards! We have to do that too!”
When we heard “Digital love” by Daft Punk for the first time we said “Hey, what’s that Supertramp stuff? We have to do this kitsch stuff too!”
When we heard “La dolce vita” by Ryan Paris for the first time we said “We want an ice cream”. But we were just 5 years old at the time, and we didn’t have a sampler.

6. Future plans for Fare Soldi?

Bring the Frico Disco everywhere. Working on new stuff. See more people with moustaches.

01. The Housemartins – Caravan of Love (“Caravan of Fare Soldi” rmx)
02. Hudson Mohawke – Joy Fantastic
03. Gary Low – You are a danger (Fare Soldi “Pivettissimo” rmx)
04. Fare Soldi – Guerrino
05. Yeasayer – O.N.E. (XXXChange rmx)
06. Ace of Base – All that she wants (Disco Villains rmx)
07. Fake Blood – The dozens
08. Frost – Ragazzi Italiani
09. Skee-Lo – I wish
10. Fare Soldi – Il lato B del Mondo (Broke One rmx)
11. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Fare Soldi “Zuppastition” rmx)
12. Cecile & Venice – Rimmel
13. Alex Metric – It starts (Reset! Rmx)
14. Nu Shooz – I can’t wait (Fare Soldi “Suono pazzo ti abbiamo” in pugno rmx)
15. Peter Jacques Band – Is this it?

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