Angelo Raguso is a 26-year-old Italian artist who has made music his career for almost ten years.
In the end of 2011 he released his first official EP on VK Minimal Techno Label from Argentina, few years after he released “Enjoy The Deep” – on Spinnin’ Records, one of the most well known Music Labels in the Industry.
The electronic dance environment is like a garden in the first days of spring, where you turn around there is a flower ready to bloom. But before spring comes, there are the other seasons to deal with: those in which the earth must be moved, those in which the earth must be sown and those in which the earth must be wet. This is to say that the job of the DJ requires study, commitment and a lot of inexhaustible passion.
We understood how to recognize a “bad” DJ but how to become famous and esteemed?
We reached Angelo Raguso, alias FAW9 , Italian based dj and producer ,for almost 10 years was a successful dj, music producer and label owner. He released on all major music labels such as Spinnin’ Records, Lapsus Music, Hotfingers, Human Garden, Sabotage, Kuukou Records and many more.
Is there an age at which this path can begin?
Let’s say right away that if you are 30 you are probably too old to grab the title of “phenomenon”. In Italy at the age of 30 he is still considered young, but in Britain or America the competition is already tense and it is full of 15-year-old boys who split! As far as skill is concerned, everything is also important today. Don’t be afraid to be too young to jump into the fabulous world of djing. The important thing is to feel ready, to have something to say. If you can lie about age and take a couple of years off for sure, you may receive more attention.
Do you have to immediately create your own footprint on social networks? Pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram?
After having spent a whole night creating, experimenting and mixing the first instinct is to immediately share on your social networks (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter). Know how to wait. Let your production run for at least another day, then listen again and evaluate honestly if you can’t do better. Be tireless!
How to choose your stage name as well ?
The DJ name is your first business card: in the role of “Joseph Dj” nobody will take you seriously! Even in this case, you have to put your head into it to have a name that makes you feel good about yourself.
Thanks you Angelo, was a pleasure speak with you ! Remember to follow him on Instagram.