Giulio Maresca emerged in the Roman electronic music scene through different projects.
In 2006 he started his own project Ipologica with Fabio Sestili exploring electronic music in all it’s genres from ambient experimental to deeper grooves.
Later he focused his work on techno music and he was resident at two of the most important techno events like Glucose and Container Project.
He is involved in artistic installations, audio/video performances, solo and group live performance and dj sets, he works as Ableton Live teacher and music composer for video and has experience as radio speaker and editor at Nea Radio (Brancaleone), Container Radio and Artificial Intelligence on Rai Radio Live.
His style is refine but powerful, deep and groovy; his solo project is techno oriented but he also collaborates as producer and performer with other artists and groups exploring different genres from electronic pop (Hack) to classical and jazz music (Ramin Bahrami, Martux M, Danilo Rea).
As producer released on label such Auditorium Parco della Musica, Biorecordings, Naked Lunch, Labrynth, M_Rec Digital, Resiliens, Crs, Codec, and many more and shared the consolle with artists such: Paula Temple, Regis, Donato Dozzy, Sunil Sharpe, AnD, Deetron, Bas Mooy, Dasha Rush, Joey Beltram, The Analogue Cops just to name few.
How / When / Why did you start playing?
I owe everything to Remix, the historic Roman record shop, there I discovered electronic music and I fell in love with it, I learned to mix with Freddy K with whom I discovered the world of techno and vinyl. Why I don’t know, it was a very natural thing, I couldn’t do without it.
Where do you draw from to get new music? / What is your musical exploration process?
The internet is definitely a great resource, I often go to Bandcamp to look for new music. In my opinion, however, even if unfortunately I don’t do it much anymore, the best thing is to go to a record shop, take the time to get lost among the vinyls and listen to artists and labels that you do not know, get advice and exchange opinions with shopkeepers and other customers.
3 Qualities that all DJs should have in your opinion and why
Three qualities in particular I don’t know, I think that empathy is very important to get in touch with the public, the desire to have fun is important to be able to entertain others and transmit positive vibes (pass me the term). Being ready for anything, it can happen that you miss a step by mistake or due to a technical failure, it can happen that you don’t have the track you imagined before the evening, the important thing for me is to find a solution and not lose motivation in front of such “problems”, the club is also entertainment so you have to be able to do your “duty” in different situations. Technique and musical selection are obviously extremely important, but they are not everything!
What has the pandemic meant for you? What impact did it had on your personal life?
I’ll be short 😉 The first lockdown in some ways was positive, despite the general fear and despair, I was able to find sides of myself that I didn’t know, I became more organized at work and musically explored many genres, somehow I got rid of some schematics I followed.
Phase two, on the other hand, I would say was a disaster! Now the worst is over …
What do you think of clubs and discos closed due to the pandemic? Positive and negative aspects from your point of view.
From a business and economic point of view it was obviously a disaster, the whole entertainment sector was hit very hard. Fortunately, problems and issues related to the sector have risen to the surface that perhaps we will begin to solve. Socially, needless to say, it was a let down for everyone, the club is a place of entertainment but also of culture, socialization, exchange. Wanting to see the positive side of it, we probably had the opportunity to reflect, perhaps, on some consolidated dynamics that are no longer sustainable.
3 names of producers or DJs that inspire you
Those that inspire me straight away: Birds Ov Paradise, Sebastian Mullaert, Marco Shuttle.
Future projects, are you working on something specific at the moment?
Future projects are related mainly to Ipologica, we are relaunching the label and working on sound design and sync.
Regarding my music, for some time now I have been expanding horizons also thanks to the collaboration with the partner Pentesilea who always pushes me towards “pop”, I am collaborating with the band Hack with which we released the first single “Flares” a short time ago and with the visual artist LiZ, with her recently we have done two audio video projects produced by Ipologica and FLxER in which musically I have pushed myself beyond my comfort zone, I am working on new sounds that deviate from techno and some productions will be released in the coming months. I won’t stop producing and playing techno, just to make it clear 😉