Interview With Italian DJ & Producer Axway 

  1. Congratulations on your new single “Bad Taste”! Can you give us more details about the track and what you would like to achieve with it. 

Thank you very much! Bad Taste was very different initially because I was focused on staying in a certain genre of music, and therefore felt limited. Then over time they managed to get out of the box and create this genre, as others have called it, halfway between “Char Puth” and “Shawn Mendes”, keeping my characteristic sounds. In fact, I would like more and more to get out of a definition of a musical genre and feel freer to express myself fully through music.

  1. What was it like working with Raziel Rose? Do you feel like working with other artists speeds up the creative process or would you rather work alone?

 The first version of Bad Taste did not include a rap part, and I felt that something was missing. In fact, after adding Raziel Rose’s verse, thanks to his vision of the song, I reworked almost the entire track and made it what it is today. I loved working with him because he is exceptionally talented and I will definitely be working with him again.

  1. You’ve mentioned before that “Bad Taste” was inspired by the 70s/80s blues sounds of Eric Clapton. What other artists have influenced your music?

 Being a lover of the guitar in general, I couldn’t be influenced by Eric Clapton. But another artist who influenced me a lot during my training as a producer was definitely David Guetta. More than on the sounds, he has very much inspired me with his vision of music and the fusion of musical genres. In fact when he released the albums “One More Love” and “Nothing But The Beat, he defined a new concept of commercial music with his Dance Pop.

  1. People nowadays are easily distracted from their goals. You’ve spoken about the chaos inside you. What keeps you grounded and what do you do to stay focused and not deviate from the right track? 

This is an excellent question, which I often ask myself. Now I always answer that my only goal is to express myself through music, then what will happen will be a simple consequence. Music has a special place in my life, and this I’m sure will help me stay focused.

  1. There are so many young and talented people who are trying to make it in the music industry. How do you distinguish yourself from your peers? 

Nowadays, unlike maybe 30 years ago, almost everyone has a computer to start writing music, and I think this has “democratized” music. That is, each person has more choice in listening to what they really like. I think every person is unique, so this is reflected in the music, and that’s what makes you stand out for someone.

  1. In your opinion, what is the greatest indicator that you’ve made it as an artist?

There is one thing that really made me happy with my career as an artist, that is to hear “bad Taste” casually in places where I used to go. Like for example reproduced on the beach or by people I didn’t know.

  1. You’re a big fan of design. What other art forms would you like to employ to express yourself further? 

I’m a big fan of fashion design, especially shoes, maybe it’s not very close to music, but I’d like to follow a path similar to what Travis Scott did with Cactus Jack.

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