Rhythm And Groove: Reboot
We’re always interested to know how DJ’s get their monikers. How did you come to be known as Reboot?
It started around 7 years ago. I used to play live acts with a friend for many years and at one point I wanted to do something on my own. I had a DJ residency at a small club and I wanted to play a solo live act there. I didn’t have a proper artist name at this point, so the promoter kept on asking me what he should put on the flyer and promotion and I didn’t really know what to say. Then one day he calls me while I was having trouble with my computer. It kept crashing, so he said: “Ah, you have to reboot..” I told him to put this on the flyer then and there! Then after thinking about it, I really loved the name. It perfectly fits the way I make music, always trying to find a new start. And well, with the new artist name basically a new life started!With electronic music cracking the charts at the moment and the explosion of commercial dance music blowing up in the US can you give us your opinions on the current electronic landscape?
It’s really nice to see that our interpretation of dance music finds more and more lovers all over the world. Especially in the United States. In this matter, globalisation has a good side! From Australia to Europe, to North and South America, you can find people that enjoy and love the music we make. This is a massive step in the right direction. I don’t really want to talk about all the different styles that are coming and going, what’s really important is that people have a great time dancing to the music we make. I believe that electronic music is getting back the reputation it deserves. The DJ has always been some kind of ambassador for music, that will never change, but of course there are some DJ’s that actually become popstars. That’s not really something I know anything about. I just wanna go out there and have fun!How do you feel the rise of digital software which has help breed a new generation has affected electronic music?
It sure changed the possibilities for new producers and enabled them to get a fast result, that doesn’t necessarily end in higher quality productions though. But at least it gives you the chance to try if you are really into making music, even if you don’t have a huge budget. At the end, the most important thing is that you find yourself as a musician and stay true to that. No matter if you use strictly analogue gear or software to achieve that.
What do you do to relax? Sleep, chill and spend as much time as possible with my family. That’s the most important thing to me. Where has been your favorite place to play?
That`s not really a fair one, as there are so many crazy places out there! Clubs, festivals, open airs, there are just countless amazing venues and crowds out there. But to name some of my all-time favourites, it would be Robert-Johnson, Guendalina, Womb, Il Muretto or Ushuaia… But I could continue this list for days! What does the future hold for Reboot both inside and outside of music?
Lots of amazing parties and of course some fresh productions. I took some time off from the studio to recharge my batteries but now I’m done with that and I’m ready to go back to work on new stuff! I have a mini album on Deep Vibes in the pipeline, scheduled for the end of the summer, some remixes and a track on the next Cecille Compilation. Also it’s our 10 year Cadenza anniversary- I just finished a mix compilation for that. Not forgetting that the Ibiza season has now kicked off! I will have my own party at the Ushuaia Tower called Rock N Beats. A homage to our rock lifestyle, the way we party and the chance to see some exciting collaborations. I really hope to see you all there!!
Reboot plays Vertigo Festival, 15-17 August, Pregalato, Italy. For more information visit vertigofestival.co.uk