Supernova are an Italian duo who have many years in the game and a back catalogue on some of the biggest labels in the game. We spoke to them recently to see what’s good with them right now and how they’ve kept their relationship so strong after all these years…
Hey guys, how are you, whats good and bad in your world right now?
Hello guys 🙂 We’ll always try to keep the best from every single event of our life. In the last 18 months we had the opportunity to spend a lot of time in the studio and to think about the past , the present and the future but most of all we had a different artistic feeling which it was exciting to evolve our music and to put a different touch in every side of our job. The only bad thing is that we are missing our fans, our gigs around the world. Music without a real sharing is like an half empty glass.
How have you survived the last year? What got you through it?
Our big studios in Florence is like a second home. Studio saved our life. Has been a great opportunity to keep our business high with the music affair.
Did you spent much time together or were you apart? What was that like?
We spent a lot of time together. We have a big studio in Florence, it’s like a big space with 3 private studios, kitchen, meeting room, office, bathroom with shower so it was like a paradise corner for us during the lockdown months.
How has your sound evolved over the years, do you think you’re much different now to when you started?
Yes sure. We always loved to write and produce what we like, to be eclectic and discover new sounds.
Tell us about your new one on your label Blackboard – what inspired “State Of Mind”?
State of Mind is like a final result of what we felt in the past 18 months. Without gigs we wanted to search a more musical and introspective part of ourselves. The desire for freedom pushed us to go beyond the usual dancefloor tracks and we moved back to the sound of the beginning of our carreer.
What gear did you use to write it? Are you bothered about the tools you have?
We have just updated our studio tools with some new hardware outboard as API729 compressor, Dangerous Bus2+ summing mixer and the SSL Fusion. We love the feeling that the analog processing give to the sound now
Do you make tunes to play in your own DJ sets, are the two related like that?
We play a lot of our productions in our dj set of course but we know very well Djing must have a different approach compared to the Studio Things. When we play live we love to keep the right atmosphere, we love people dancing, we love people smiling and flying. There are no genres or playlist when you are in front of the crowd.
Who did what, do you each have certain bits of the production you take care of?
We are both versatile in the studio and happen that we work separate on the same track and then we put ideas together to create a song even if Emiliano have a bigger background as a dj while Giacomo as a musician.
What’s next for you, what are you working on, what have you got coming up, what are you looking forward to?
We are still producing music and taking care about our labels Lapsus Music, Blackboard and Downtown Underground. We are also starting to play again around and this is awesome for us. We are doing the artistic direction of a cool beach club called Vesper in Costa Smeralda (Sardinia). First steps towards a new freedom. Fingers crossed.