Uto Karem: Klaberi u Srbiji su jako strastveni po pitanju muzike!

SRB: Sjajni italijanski techno majstor Uto Karem je već par puta razmrdao publiku u Srbiji, a sada stiže na Srebrno Jezero kao glavna zvezda Uranak Festivala koji će biti održan za vreme prvomajskih praznika.

ENG: Amazing Italian techno DJ and producer Uto Karem is already thrilled the audience in Serbia several times, and now he arrives at Silver Lake as a major star of Uranak Festival which will be held during the May Day holidays.

SRB: Ćao Uto. Tvoje pravo ime je Umberto Carmignani, kako si došao do ideje da tvoj alijas bude Uto Karem?

ENG: Hi Uto. Your real name is Umberto Carmignani, how did you come up with the idea to make your alias Uto Karem?

SRB: Ćao! Da moje pravo ime je Umberto, ali svi moji prijatelji me zovu Uto, pa sam tako i počeo da razmišljam da mi umetničko ime bude Uto.

ENG: Hi! Yes my original name is Umberto, but all my friends call me Uto, so at some point I started thinking of using it as an artist name.

SRB: Ti si vlasnik diskrografske kuće, producent, putuješ svaki vikend. Kako uspevaš da funkcionišeš u takvom rasporedu?

ENG: You are label owner, producer and touring every weekend. How do you manage this massive schedule?

SRB: Nekad je stvarno komplikovano, pogotovo kada dodje leto i sezona festivala i dugih putovanja, ali ja se trudim da moje vreme organizujem što bolje i jako puno radim. Takodje se trudim da što više odmaram kad mogu i uživam sa ljudima koje volim. Jako volim da uživam u pogledu koji imam u mom rodnom gradu i da ostanem motivisan i fokusiran. Imam zaista sjajan tim profesionalnih ljudi koji rade za mene i koji mi čuvaju ledja i sredjuju sve stvari u vezi moje karijere.

ENG: Sometimes it’s complicated, specially in crazier seasons like summer or during the long tours, but I try to organise my time as much as possible and I work hard, but I also try to rest and enjoy my free time with my people and the things I love like the beautiful see I have in my hometown to stay motivated and focused. Also I have a great team of very professional people behind me who watch my back and take care of different aspects of my agenda.

SRB: Zašto Techno?

ENG: Why Techno?

SRB: Kada sam počeo da slušam elektronsku muziku u Napulju, mogao si čuti samo house muziku, ali vremenom je house postao jako melodičan i pun vokala, a ja sam počeo tražiti nešto sa više energije i boljim gruvom i upravo mi je to techno dao u tom mom periodu života i tada sam i počeo da razvijam svoj zvuk. Tokom godina muzika je evoluirala i zaista sam stekao veliku pasiju i poštovanje prema house muzici i drugim žanrovima muzike koji su uticali na mene, moju produkciju i moje setove.

ENG: When I started listening to electronic music in Naples you would hear basically House Music, and by that time house it very melodic and full of vocals, so I was looking for something with more energy and groove and that’s what techno gave me in that period of my life and where I started developing my sound. Over the years music always evolves and I also gained a great passion and respect for house and other types of music that have influenced me and I also incorporate in different ways to my productions and my sets. 

SRB: Koji je DJ-evi su imali najveći uticaj na tebe i tvoju muziku?

ENG: Which DJs had most influence on you and your music?

SRB: Kada sam bio tinejdžer i kada sam počeo da izlazim po klubovima bila su tri dj-a na koje sam se ugledao: Jeff Mills za veštinu miksovanja na tri gramofona dodavajući čuveni Roland TR-909 na to sve ( sada to izgleda lako, ali tada nije postajalo “sync” ili bilo koja druga tehnologija koja bi vam pomogla da bi to umiksovali, sve je bilo na vašem sluhu i talentu). Sven Vath mi je bio uzor zbog njegove spontane harizme koju je imao u toku njegovih dugačkih setova, mogli smo da ga gledamo i slušamo satima. A na trećem mestu mi je Richie Hawtin. Kada je prvi put došao u Napulj kao Plastikman, tokom devedesetih bili smo svi očarani talentom i muzikom koju taj mladi dečko imao dok pušta.

ENG: When I was a teenager and I started going to clubs there were 3 artists I would look up to: Jeff Mills for his skills and technique mixing on 3 turntables, adding TR 909 on top (now it sounds quite common, but by that time there was no sync or any type of new technology to help, it was all about your ear and your talent). Sven Vath for the spontaneous charisma he had during his long hours’ sets; we could listen and watch him perform for hours. And in third place Richie Hawtin. When he first came to play in Naples as Plastikman, during the 90’s, we were all amazed by the talent and the music this young guy was playing.

SRB: Reci nam nešto o tvojim budućim izdanjima. Da li imaš nešto specijalno što si planirao za 2016. godinu?

ENG: Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases. Is there anything special planned for 2016?

SRB: Da, u nekoliko narednih meseci izlazi moj novi album, najverovatnije krajem leta. Jako sam uzbudjen zbog toga, ali smo i dalje u fazi planiranja turneja, intervjua, promocija i drugih aspekata, tako da ne mogu više od toga da vam kažem u ovom trenutku  :). Takodje imam i neke nove remikse i kolabracije koje će uskoro izaći na mom lejblu Agile Recordings, tako da budite spremni!

Yes! In the next upcoming months I have my album coming out, probably by the end of the summer. I’m very excited about it but we’re still in the phase of planning tours, interviews, promotion and other aspects, so I can’t say much more by now 🙂 I also have some new remixes and collaboration tracks coming up on my own Agile Recordings imprint, so be ready!

SRB: Pošto baš dosta putuješ, reci nam nešto o tvom iskustvu koje poseduješ pošto su proputovao ceo svet. Koji je tvoj omiljeni grad ili država i zašto?

ENG: As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?

SRB: Kao što uvek kažem, ja zaista volim da putujem, posećujem nove zemlje i da upoznajem nove ljude i prijatelje, meni je to jako inspiriše svaki put. Volim da idem u Južnu Ameriku gde zaista vlada neka specijalna energija na svakom partiju. Takodje Ibiza, Berlin, Barselona i London su medju mojim omiljenim gradovima koje volim da posećujem, uvek je sjajan vajb i prelepa mesta koja mogu da posetim.

ENG: As I always say I love touring, visiting new countries and meeting new people and friends, it’s inspiring every time! I love going to South America where there is such a special energy on every party. Also Ibiza, Berlin, Barcelona and London are among my favourite cities to visit, always great vibes and beautiful experiences and places to see.

SRB: Tvojih pet najboljih nastupa do sad?

ENG: What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?

SRB: Pa, posle toliko godina na putu, zaista je teško izdvojiti samo pet gigova, ali definitivno neki od njih su: Era u Kejp Taunu, Fabrik u Madridu, Blu Marlin na Ibizi, Ultra Majami i Sisyphos u Berlinu.

ENG: Well, after so many years on the road it’s difficult to mention only five, but definitely some of them would be: Era in Cape Town, Fabrik Madrid, Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ultra Miami and Sisyphos in Berlin.

SRB: Možeš li nam navesti pet traka koje puštaš redovno u svojim setovima i koje publika obožava?

ENG: What are your top 5 tracks that are really working the dance floor in your sets at the moment?

Philipp Straub – Road To Tabernas (Kaiserdisco rmx) 

Wade – Superdry – suara

Jon Rundell – Utopia – Intec

Dj Tonio – Queen (Anna rmx) – Suara

Paride Saraceni – Good for all – Tronic

SRB: Kojeg nastupa ćeš se sećati do kraja svog života i zašto baš taj?

ENG: Which show will you remember for the rest of your life and why that one?

SRB: Bilo ih je samo par srećom :), ali ja se uvek nadam i mislim da najbolji provod tek dolazi 🙂 

ENG: There’s been quite a few fortunately, but I always like looking forward and to think the best is yet to come 🙂

SRB: Već si puštao u Beogradu i Novom Sadu, sada stižeš na Srebrno Jezero. Koja su tvoja očekivanja ovaj put?

ENG: You already performed in Belgrade and Novi Sad, now you are coming at Silver Lake. What are your expectations this time? 

SRB: Moja očekivanja su ogromna i zaista jedva čekam nastup. Ja znam da su ljudi u Srbiji veoma strastveni kada je u pitanju muzika, tako da se nadam da će to biti još jedan sjajan momenat koji ću proživeti.

ENG: My expectations are super high so I’m really looking forward to it; I know people in Serbia are very passionate about the music so I’m sure it will be another of those great moments to live.

SRB: Za kraj, koji su tvoji planovi za budućnost i da li želiš nešto da poručiš fanovima u Srbiji koji dolaze na Uranak Festival?

ENG: In the end, what are your plans for the future and what would you say to your fans in Serbia which are coming to “Uranak Fest”?

SRB: Moji planovi su da radim ono što volim: muzika, putovanja i da teram ljude na ples, a svim mojim fanovima u Srbiji, posebno onim koji dolaze na Uranak Festival, mir, ljubav i ajde da se sjajno provedemo zajedno.

ENG: My plans are to keep doing what I love: music, travelling and making people dance, and to all my fans in Serbia and especially to the ones coming to “Uranak Fest”, peace, love and let’s have a great time together!!!

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Autor: Igor