Focus on... Naif
From now on, every month on HomeCooking Share , a regular user artist will be presented, put forward. In addition to his music, which can be found everywhere on the site, this is an opportunity to get to know each other better! For this third episode, focus on Naif , italian beatmaker, responsible for the beautiful album "Flowers", uploaded track by track on HomeCooking Share. p>
HomeCookingShare: To begin, who are you?
Naif: I’m Alessandro Aka Naif , Class 1988 . From Brindisi (South Italy).
HCS: How would you define your music?
Naif: I define my music with Lofi – Chillhop vibes. A genre of music as you listen in every moment of your day.
HCS: What made you decide one day to embark on this musical adventure?
Naif: I always shown passion with hip-hop starting at age 13 with breakdancing (Bboy), and now i continue the passion with Beatmaking.
HCS: Your influences?
Naif: My influences are: J Dilla – Madlib – 9th Wonder – Apollo Brown. About Music : I told before I’m also a Bboy, since many many years I’ve listened (Around the World) FUNK – 90’S HIP HOP – BREAK&BEATS – BREAKS etc etc …. In this , when I make music, I choose SAMPLES (absolutely IN VINYL ), genre : JAZZ – SOUL – JAZZ FUSION – PROG ROCK.
HCS: If you had to leave on a desert island with 3 discs: which ones?
- J Dilla – The Shining
- The Left – Gas Mask
- Grover Washington Jr – Reed Seed
HCS: The perfect track to cook?
Naif: The perfect track to Cook Is: Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do for Love
HCS: Small technical point: with what material do you work?
Naif: I work with : Maschine Mk3 – Rolandsp404sx – MicroKorg. Software : Ableton. Speakers: M-Audio Bx5. Audio Interface : Apogee Duet
HCS: Not easy to break into the musical jungle, even with talent ... what do you think about it?
Naif: Yeah is true, but everybody can try to make something with MUSIC. Talent or not. The important thing is “DO WHAT YOU FEEL” . The last year i dropped 2 albums “How can I express Myself” with Insert Tapes and “Flowers” with Voolcano Harmonix Records. It takes a lot PASSION and DETERMINATION to reach your DREAMS.
HCS: And finally, if you have something to add (pretty much what you want ...), here we go!
Naif: I think: MUSIC is the the best way to “Express Yourself” in any genre / culture .The vibes that you FEEL it’s something that you can not describe with words
To continue in music the discovery of the artist, here is his last track uploaded : "Hope"
To be continued... next month!