BRCast #82 - Riot Recordings
What made you create this label? Why? What is the idea and inspiration behind it?
I wanted to create Riot to release my music when I wanted and to feel more free, this was the starting idea.
How long had the idea of a label been on your minds before its official launch? What were the challenges running up to its launch?
It was already a year before that I felt the desire to create something of my own.
At first I contacted the artists I wanted on the label at that time, then charts and promotion platforms for music and off we went.
What is the inspiration behind the log and artwork?
During these years we have changed various artworks, in this moment I want to give importance to the artist so I decided to put the fate of the artist on the artwork
What genre of music the label hosts and what do you look for specifically in a track that gives you that sense of belonging in a track to release it on your platform?
The music I post on riot is the same I play in my dj sets, they must be tracks that always have something to convey.
In terms of demos, how do you accept, review and reject from all the thousands you receive?
I try to answer everyone, but it's also difficult, I've reduced the releases a lot and right now it's me who's looking for artists I like, but we also accept emerging artists but the tracks must always be of quality to publish them.
How many VA and compilations do you release in a year and what kind of tracks you choose?
About two with a maximum of 4/5 tracks in the
Which one has been a highlight release and why?
I think with the release of my album and recently with the release of Save Me
What do you expect from new talent when you sign them? What makes you reject them from releasing on your label?
I expect them to put their hearts into the demos they send me and a lot of energy
From your country, which other label is pushing the same music as you are and how do you think everyone is helping push the local producers?
One of the Italian labels that I store is Sam Paganini's Jam, the sound is different from Riot's but I play all his releases
What kind of support do you look for from artists and other parties in promoting your music worldwide?
The important thing is always to make your music run as much as possible, I think it's always clef.