Georgio Weis – Combining House & Techno
Written by Mary Hall on October 16, 2017
1. How did you get started in the music business?
I really started when I was 13. I played the piano since I was 4 and by the time I was 13 I made jingles for commercials on Radio and TV. I went from composing music to producing music – from hip hop to rock – and when I was 16 I started DJ’ing. Mostly Hip Hop, because my cousin played in the biggest urban club in my hometown and I got the chance to practice and play there every now and then. I slowly started mixing urban with house/techno music which worked really well. And that’s how it started.
2. Who or what has had the most influence on your work?
My mood, actually. But looking at artists there are too many to mention. I do get inspired by Paco Osuna. The way he constantly keeps evolving the way he plays and keeps finding ways to groove the way he does, it’s just insane.
3. How has technology changed your work within the last 5 to 10 years?
In the last ten years a lot has changed. Not only as a producer there are a lot of stuff which get you more creative – like the Maschine series – but as a DJ I started looking different at music. Since almost two years I mostly play with a Hybrid set which include Two Xone K2’s, Maschine Jam & MK2 and Traktor 4 Decks. I was getting kinda bored by playing track after track. Even playing with three decks got boring. So when I play hybrid, tracks aren’t just tracks anymore; they are more soundfiles. I can take a few pieces from this track, the hi hats from another track, the bass from that track and a vocal or lead sound from yet another track. Using my Maschine workflow I can add all elements that I’m still missing and use it to create or enhance the climax in the breaks, which gets the crowd energy always higher than just letting the track play.
4. In what direction do you see house music and electronic dance music?
I’m glad to see the difference between house and techno gets smaller every day and I think that will only get even more smaller. I love those scenes. It’s so pure and real.
I do still see a difference between house & techno and edm. Im not a fan of the whole edm sound/scene; they definitely do need direction 😉 lol
5. What do you want our listeners and your fans to know about what is coming up for the next 6 months for you?
There’s an EP coming out on one of Todd Terry’s labels. I’ve just finished a three track EP with my homie PROJECT89 and there’s a bunch of new productions that are about to be finished. Looking forward to a full scheduled ADE and a busy November and December. Can’t wait for 2018 to start.