Insight Interview: Logic23

In the inspiring early stages of Alessandro’s musical journey, a collaborative spirit shines through.

In this Insight interview, we delve into the mind of a visionary artist who has not only embraced the past but is also forging the future of Future Garage.

In the bustling city of Rome, Italy, a 21-year-old producer named Alessandro has carved a path that intertwines the nostalgia of his childhood, the unexpected twists of life, and the mesmerising allure of Future Garage. Today, we delve into the inspiring journey of a talented music producer who found solace and expression through the creation of atmospheric electronic landscapes.

Hey Alessandro! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started in music production?

 

Hi! My name is Alessandro, I’m 21 years old and I live in Rome, Italy. Music has always been a significant part of my life since I was a child. My parents used to play music on the stereo in our house and I was always happy to listen to it. I also played the piano a lot just for fun, usually trying to replicate the melodies of songs I liked, but since I never took formal lessons, it remained just a hobby…

“I clearly remember one night in 2010 when I saw my father playing around with a basic software for music creation. I was completely blown away and fell in love with the idea of ​​making music from scratch. 3 years later, I decided to download a professional software for music production on my father’s computer and from there, I began constantly experimenting and learning new things about this subject. In those years, I never released anything and in 2019 I practically quitted music production.”

In 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was spending many days at home and I accidentally discovered a YouTube channel which featured amazing atmospheric electronic music mixes every day. I started to get more into the “future garage” genre, exploring other channels and many great artists.

In 2021, after a big disappointment in my life, I resumed music production but this time, influenced by the genre I was constantly listening to, my songs started to evolve towards a more Future Garage sound compared to my previous works. So I decided in 2022 to share some of my creations on Spotify, instead of leaving them on my hard drive to ‘gather dust’, thinking that someone might benefit from my music.

How did you come up with the artist name Logic23?

 

Honestly, I don’t remember exactly how the name Logic23 came out. It’s probably a nickname I chose during my younger years, maybe used for playing video games. What I can say for certain is that the number ‘23’ holds significant importance in my life.

Artistic Process

Walk us through your creative process when working on a new track. Where do you usually start, and how does the inspiration unfold?

 

Sometimes I feel the desire to make new music, so I start by connecting with an emotion and focusing on it. I then open the software and begin to create something, channeling feelings into the process in order to make the composition a deep personal experience.

Other times, some music ideas come to me at random times, often dictated by what I’m living at that particular moment. From there, I sit down at the computer as soon as possible and input that idea into the software. Gradually, I begin to build the track while keeping the focus on the original idea I had in mind.

Are there any specific influences or experiences that consistently shape your music?

 

Yes, the experiences I encounter each day heavily influence the sound of my music. Whether it’s positive or negative emotions, they have shaped and continue to shape my productions. My past also determines some creative choices: for example, since I have played the piano for years, I like to use it in my productions making it a key instrument for my tracks.

“Another crucial aspect that influences me is the work of other artists; their productions never cease to amaze and inspire me. Some artists that shaped my music significantly are Rusez1, Phelian, Whitewildbear, Sibewest, Vacant and many more…”

Collaborations

You’ve collaborated with other Insight label artists like Etsu, Radrex, and Tremolo. Can you share your experience working with them and how these collaborations have impacted your music?

 

It has been a fantastic experience collaborating with these guys. I’ve always had a great relationship with all three of them, and we managed to understand each other well. Together, we made focused and interesting creative choices, creating new styles every time. This is why I love collaborations so much: the result is always a unique sound midway between the two artists. Certainly, I have learned a lot from them, and their contribution to the collaborations has been a source of inspiration for some of my solo projects as well.

How does the collaborative process differ from working on solo projects? Any specific challenges or benefits you’ve encountered in collaborating with other artists?

 

When working on solo projects, You’re alone with your ideas and thoughts, so the creation process is usually easier and straightforward but at the same time it’s more difficult to judge what You are working on. Collaborating with another artist instead, involves sharing tracks, files, and exchanging opinions about the project. This gives You new perspectives and chances to make something great, and in my opinion, is a significant advantage. On the other hand, sometimes could happen that You and the other artist have conflicting ideas on something. It’s not as simple to come up with a solution but You just have to try Your best and gently find a way in between the two.

Favourite Project or Track

Among your releases, is there a particular project or track that holds a special place for you? If so, what makes it stand out?

 

It’s very challenging to pick a single project, but if I had to choose one, it would be maybe my third release, ‘Time to Move On‘ Not necessarily for the track itself, but more for the meaning it has for me. It was a difficult period of my life, and this release I felt like it was created on its own. I just poured everything I had inside into the song and it became the expression of that hard time for me.

Influence and Location

Being based in Italy, do you feel that your geographical location influences your music, and if so, in what ways?

 

Being based in Italy influences me a bit. For sure things I experience and see may occasionally provide a source of inspiration but I think that emotions remain the primary driver in shaping my music.

Future Aspirations

What are your aspirations for the future as an artist and music producer? Any specific goals or projects you’re excited about?

 

To be honest, I don’t have great ambitions or aspirations. I started publishing my music almost as a joke, adopting an approach with zero expectations from day one. What I can say for sure, is that I am really enjoying every single moment of this journey, and I plan to continue as long as I can.

Advice for Emerging Artists

For those aspiring to enter the world of music production, do you have any advice or lessons learned from your own journey?

 

For those aspiring to enter the world of music production, my advice is to be yourself. I know it may sound obvious, but it is very important: It’s perfectly fine to draw inspiration from other artists and works, but in my opinion, music should represent the artists feelings and identity. So, look for Your style because finding it is crucial to stand out and create something new.

Closing Thoughts

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your fans or the broader music community? Any upcoming projects or events we should be on the lookout for?

 

I have several projects almost ready to be released that I hope to share soon. I would also like to say that I’m working on my first album featuring ambient songs. I don’t know how long it will take to be completed, but I can say for sure that it will be an interesting experiment.

It was a pleasure, Thank You for having me!

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Big thank you to Alessandro for the interview! We’d love for you to show thanks to the artist by supporting him on the following platforms:

Soundcloud | YouTube | Bandcamp | Instagram

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