I wasn’t familiar with this guy until I saw the lineup for Electric Zoo. But once I learned more about this DJ I became obsessed with his sound. He has done some incredible work over the years, and has recently been collaborating with Kaskade, one of the hottest acts on the planet. He has continued to produce some amazing tracks, and released “No Xcuses”, which featured a ton of tracks remixed by guys like Avicii, Ned Shepard, and Tommy Trash. The list of remixes is endless. I didn’t get to see him perform at Electric Zoo, as we got in late, but I have not heard anything but positive reviews from this guy. I’ll stop talking so we can get to know the artist. It is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to EDX.
EDX… that’s pretty easy to remember. What does it mean?
It’s funny, I came up with the name so long ago I actually don’t even remember where it came from!
So I was just looking at your tour schedule, and had a VERY impressive few weeks there. You were in Hollywood, then Vegas, New York City… oh man, then to Ibiza. Do you ever get sick of traveling all the time?
I love traveling and playing for my fans all over the world. It’s always exciting because I am so busy, there is never time to be bored.
Speaking of Ibiza… speaking of all of the clubs you play in all over the world, is it possible to pick a favorite venue? I am sure your passport is just covered with stamps!
You have worked with guys like Armin van Buuren, Michael Gray, Axwell… does this industry become competitive or are guys all friends?
Actually all of them are really good guys and friendly attitude people. I really always had fun meeting and exchanging music thoughts with all of them. The DJ world is one small village around the globe…
You played on the Red Bull Riverside stage on Sunday at Electric Zoo. What tracks did you pick to play during the festival?
I wanted to include some of the tracks I have been including in my radio show lately; some songs that my fans know and love but also some new material from my upcoming album.
I LOVE your logo… Who designed that? What is the meaning behind it?
Stuart Crawford actually won a pitch I did for the logo. It was very hard for me to have the final decision as I used to work as an art director myself for more than ten years. Check out his work: http://cargocollective.com/inkbot.
There really are no “excuses” to vote. You are vying for a spot on the DJ Mag Top 100… in your opinion, who are some of the better artists out there? Who is in your top 5?
There are so many talented artists out there right now, but for my top 5 I would maybe include Avicii, Kaskade, Tommy Trash, David Tort, and Fedde Le Grand.
What’s the word with those glasses… it’s dark up there on stage. Do you wear those while you perform?
No, these are for the fans! It’s fun for us to give them out at my gigs. We brought about twenty pair to Electric Zoo to throw into the crowd.
Tell me a little bit more about your relationship with PinkStar / Sirup.
I launched the label PinkStar back in the days together with Swiss Record company Sirup Music that hold around label label brands. I am not that much involved in the daily business anymore. I am only trying to keep looking for new talent on some of the label brands.
I had the chance to see Kaskade perform for the first time earlier this year on Identity Festival. Did you get the chance to see any of those tour stops along the way? Speaking Kaskade, you recently did a remix of Angel On My Shoulder. Did you get to work with him directly, or did he just send you the track?
Yes, we have played some gigs together all over the globe and as well worked on some various productions.
You are based in Zurich, Switzerland. Is that where you are originally from?
I am originally from Italy, but now live and work out of Zurich.
You were on a break for a while… three years. What caused the need for a break, and are you back in full swing now? What’s next for EDX?
Actually I was working on a DJ duo for a couple of years that was very successful in Switzerland, that we stopped in 2005. I was very focused working after that on the label development and management…
You were once featured in the TOP 3 for Beatport’s Best Progressive House Artist back in 2009… that list included Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz. That’s a pretty impressive list of names to be associated with. What was that experience like for you?
It was amazing… to be sincere we had so many good new productions that year….
You seem to have all of the social networks covered… from Facebook to Twitter, you are well represented. How do you keep all of these networks straight and how do you have time for all that?
I am trying to keep on hold of them on a daily basis; it’s a lot of work, but so great to be in a straight connect with the music lovers.
Some call it house… some call it dance. What do YOU call it? How would you explain your music?
I would call it house music. Electronic dance music and actually house is a sexy word too…
I feel like I could ask you questions all day man… thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I know you are a busy guy. That being said, I always give the artist the last word. Go.
Thanks for having me here. It was great to be able to answer some question and thanks to everyone for making my dream through by making music part of your life!