Renowned for his work with Flo Rida and Chris Willis, ahead of his next release ‘You’ on Swiss imprint Sirup Music, we caught up with Venetian DJ and producer BadVice from his home in Venice – check it out below!
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Hi BadVice! Welcome to Naluda Magazine! Where are we speaking to you from today?
Hi, thanks for having me! I’m at home in Venice, Italy!
Can you tell us how you got into the music world?
I got into the music world about 10 years ago. It had always been a passion of mine and after many years and help from some friends in the industry I have managed to get to where I am today.
Congratulations on your new single ‘You’. Can you tell us about the production process and how it came about?
My new single, “You” came after I released “Feel Lonely” when I realized I liked this new style of music and wanted to go in a new direction. I found it matched better with my sets, especially the rave mix versions.
How has it been working with Sirup Music for this release?
It has been awesome working with Sirup music, they work very well and are a serious and professional label.
What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
My biggest career highlights so far have been when I worked with Flo Rida on my song “Bam Bam” and Chris Willis on my song “Make It Last.” I grew up listening to both artists so working with them on my own music was a dream come true.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My biggest supporter would be my wife, Olivia, as she’s always supported me in everything.
Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you?
The artists and styles that have inspired and influenced me would be Frankie Knuckles and David Guetta who have been my favorite artists since I was young.
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
When all the partying is over I like to chill out at home, listening to new music and enjoying/cooking good food.
Best stage you have ever played?
The best stage I have ever played was Sand Beach club near Venice, there were several thousand people on the beach and it was great energetically. Tropicana club in Mykonos or Zero club in Zante were great too.
What was the first record that you bought?
The first record I bought was probably the soundtrack to Space Jam when I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still listen to it, and Pump Up the Jam is still one of my favorites of the record.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
The advice I would give to aspiring musicians would be to do what you love, and to be aware of people who try to take advantage of your dreams but to not let this stop you.
Best and worst thing about your job?
The best thing about being a music producer is the emotion and excitement I get every time I release a song, it always feels like the first one. The best thing about being a DJ is the excitement and adrenaline the crowd gives me. The worst things is that this work can be full of sharks and it is hard to know who to trust.
Who would be your dream to work with?
My dream singer to work with would be Lady Gaga since she has many talents, and a dream DJ would be David Guetta.
Best track to get the party started?
The best track to get the party started is my song, “Make it Last (Rave Mix)” it always gets people excited to dance.
Best track to wind the night down?
To wind the night down, my song Larger than Life (Rave Mix) is great. People still love singing along to the Backstreet Boys so when I put this cover I always create a nice nostalgic yet modern atmosphere.
Your idea of a perfect Sunday is?
My idea of a perfect Sunday is keeping the party going from Saturday night.
What do you like to watch on TV?
I love to watch fantasy, action, or funny comedy, sometimes I love anime
What is your favorite healthy food?
As a Venetian, I love seafood, I could easily live off of eating seafood, especially the dishes I grew up eating.
And your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food is definitely pizza
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I hope to be DJing in large music festivals around the world. I will for sure still be working hard and trying to make the best music I can.
Do you support any charities?
During the pandemic I made a remix for Tara McDonald with the song “I Need A Miracle” where all the royalties went to a world-wide project for Unicef. I hope to do more work like this soon.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: My favorite quote is “Never give up, always stay ahead.”
Holiday Destination: My favorite holiday destination is anywhere with a nice beach and nice water.
Drink: My favorite drink is a Moscow mule, its the perfect summer cocktail.
Celebrity Crush: My celebrity crush is Lady Gaga
Song: My favorite song is “Gimme Gimme” (Disco Shimmy) by Frankie Knuckles. That piano is something incredible and is a house music classic.
Sports Team: My favorite sports team is A.C Milan
Movie: My favorite movie is The Gladiator, it also has a great soundtrack