As every year in Amsterdam had taken place the annual Amsterdam Dance Event or ADE. The event is five days long and started the last 18th of October.
As every year, on Wednesday, Nicky Romero‘s Protocol Recordings host its party in Melkweg. This year the event was bigger than ever because protocol celebrates the five years of the label.
The event was massive, and you’ll able to read and see our experience very soon. We also have to interview a lot of DJs and producers on the line-up.
Today we want to welcome to the blog the super young talents from Italy, Sunstars. We have asked them some questions, and this is what they said.
How long have you been producing and why did you decide to start?
We started producing six years ago together. Andrea and Alberto were alone before; they’re only djing instead of me that I was also producing before being together. We are all three from Parma, and we met via Facebook. This is how we started.
You are probably the youngest and most promising producer in Italy. How does it feel to have this result, even beyond national border?
First of all, thanks. At this time we are very honored (Listen Honorado) to be in this position. We do not feel like we are in a place of advantage over the others. Our motto is “Head low and work.” We did 11 releases in 12 months, and we still have a couple that should be released in January. We continue to work by trying to raise the standard more and more, and we hope that one day producing can become our job.
Now, with 11 releases in a year, you have songs on almost all labels. What are you pointing at now?
We were talking about it a couple of moments ago. Definitely Axtone but also STMPD of Martin Garrix would not be bad.
Despite your young but intense career, you have an almost consolidated sound, and we can recognize your productions very well. Have you tried to go with other genres/sounds or did you even have something in the making?
We always try to change something but remaining on our route. For example, “One Time” and “Flames,” are two different songs but you can still hear our sounds like bass and percussion. We try to keep a constant groove, but at the same time, we try to renew it every time we produce something. About “Flames,” I can add that it was released a year and a half after the start of the project so we can say it was a continuous renewal. It was like producing more than one track, but remaining with a single project.
Now you have an important release number on Protocol. How much Nicky could help you with these, giving you advice and more?
It was a dream come out on his label. We have three releases to date, and one is coming out soon in collaboration with DOD. We thank him a lot, and it is an honor to continue in this verse and have his support.
The release you are most proud of?!
For the support we continue to receive, the warmth of the audience when it feels it, absolutely “Flames”
You are young, but you have made a lot of progress, and you have achieved an excellent follow-up. What would you do to those who are trying to embark on this path, especially at this historic moment for EDM?
I think we have to stop judging and talking and pulling out the facts. We have tried to stay silent while working, even avoiding to create hype for the upcoming releases, because, for us, it must be normal this behavior. We think that, first, you have to prove that you can continue for your patch. Today seems to be the opposite. Very often you see the desire to judge something without knowing it.
An important thing missing in today’s kids is real passion, real love for the music. When we started to produce music, our eyes shine because we loved and we love to do it. We always wanted to transmit emotions also for short periods because when we play, we are not eternal. There should be more passion instead of the desire to become famous.
Dreams in the drawer?
Apart from becoming the new Martin Garrix… Surely the chance to play at a major music festival, like Ultra and Tomorrowland. The opportunity to make listen to our music to a huge crowd is always fantastic.
Have you ever tried to change musical genres, something completely different?
We tried, but if we should do it, we want the product to be not 100% but 1000% perfect. It must be able to catch you from the first listen.
We get a lot of paranoia. I mean every two/three days we ask ourself “What we are doing?”, “Does it represent us?”, “Is it something we like?” Maybe we try it during a gig, but people react not in the way we expect, etc.
In our opinion, we are not 100% mature yet to reach the level we want. Because something different comes out, we have to be 100% sure that it will be perfect and, as we said before, we not feel it right now so we continue to work hard
We want to thanks the guys for answering our questions. Keep an eye(s) in the future on these three super talented producers because their adventure is just at the beginning.