With past releases on Pets, Glasgow Underground, Get Physical and Exploited, Stefano Ritteri is a name we know well at DJ Mag HQ. His latest EP on Rockets & Ponies (titled 'About A Young Lady') has been spinning on the office stereo for quite sometime — plus being hyped by everyone from B.Traits to label head Timo Maas — and includes a stellar remix from eclectic techno don, Eric Volta.
Following an eye-watering 12 months of touring, 2016 is looking big for the Italian-born, London-based producer. He's set to relaunch his much-lauded imprint Congaloid Records this Spring, that's previously hosted standout cuts from a croft of Ritteri's producer pals, think: Tiefschwarz, Mario Aureo and Kevin McKay.
Featuring a slick selection of dreamy techno jams and unreleased dancefloor fire, Stefano Ritteri has whipped up this year's second DJ Mag Weekly Podcast and stopped by our office for a quick chat — the weekend starts right here!
First dance music song you loved?
"'Ace of Spades' by Motorhead."
First club you went to?
"Brancaleone in Roma."
First label you loved?
"Full Cycle, Roni Size’s visionary label."
First piece of tech you bought?
"A shit midi keyboard that I thought would make sounds, but it didn’t. I was very disappointed."
First DJ you worshipped?
First track you produced?
"Luckily I really don’t remember."
First club you played in?
"Brancaleone , a dream came true!"
First wax you bought?
"Some Scratching tools records."
First band you saw?
First person you went back-to-back with?
"Probably some crusty hip-hop DJ at some squat party."
First apartment you lived in?
"My parents flat in Roma while they lived abroad for a while."
First vinyl shop you loved?
"The one I worked at , called Orso Baddy."
First car you owned?
"A red Alfa Romeo."
First London club you raved at?
First album you played ten times over?
"Michael Jackson’s 'Bad'."
First time you went to Ibiza?
"I went to the opening of DC10 , the actual opening. Maaaaaaaany moons ago."
Clarian 'Ma Shiva (Invisible Conga People Remix)
Jose Padilla 'Africosa'
Massimigliano Pagliara 'Harmonize'
The Black Madonna 'We Still Believe'
Red Axes 'Sweet John Gang'
Stefano Ritteri 'The Cavern'
Pional 'It’s All Over'